However, individuals in many other situations can gain advantage from offshore pension investment, for instance:
- Expatriate executives, professionals or entertainers
- Residents in high-tax countries intending to become non-resident on or before retirement
- Residents in low-tax countries
Expatriate executives, professionals, entertainers and similar types of global wanderer have a considerable problem with pension provision, and it may well be that offshore investment is the only practicable route.
Residents in high-tax countries intending to move abroad at or before retirement are in a complex situation, but one with good tax-planning possibilities in many countries.
People who already live offshore and have no intention of moving onshore, are not really concerned with the distinction between 'pensions' investment and 'non-pensions' investment, since there are probably no taxes to consider either way.