Maximizing Tax Efficiency with EWP and PPLI

 Unlocking International Wealth Planning

EWP and PPLI working together

In today’s era of tax transparency, we delve into the world of international tax planning and present a solution that can help families reduce their tax burdens while ensuring compliance with tax authorities. Welcome to the realm of Expanded Worldwide Planning (EWP) and the power of Private Placement Life Insurance (PPLI).

Gone are the days when tax codes mirrored ancient civilizations like Hatshepsut’s temple in Egypt. In our modern global economy, governments face the challenge of taxing individuals and businesses that extend beyond their borders. At EWP Financial, we are staunch advocates of EWP, which offers families a simplified framework through carefully structured PPLI policies.

Our approach encompasses innovative strategies, and one such element lies in the realm of in-kind premium payments. By partnering with insurance companies located in jurisdictions that accept non-cash contributions, we empower families to use their assets and businesses as premium payments, rather than relying solely on cash. This flexibility opens doors to significant tax savings without compromising compliance.

PPLI is a customized solution designed exclusively for families seeking tax advantages. Under this globally recognized and tax-favored umbrella, various asset classes can flourish. While PPLI is popular in the United States for tax optimization in securities, such as high-tax hedge funds, our expertise extends beyond borders to cater to the diverse international holdings of families. We construct adaptable structures that accommodate multiple asset classes, including companies, valuables, and collectibles, going beyond the realm of traditional securities.

Here are some fascinating facts to ponder, gleaned from sources like Wikipedia’s articles on “Tax” and “Taxation in the United States”:

– Ancient Egypt, during the First Dynasty around 3000–2800 BC, witnessed the first known system of taxation. The Pharaoh would tour the kingdom every two years, collecting tithes and maintaining records on limestone flakes and papyrus.

– Pre-French Revolution, effective tax rates in Britain exceeded those in France, mainly targeting international trade. In France, taxes were lower but weighed heavily on landowners, individuals, and internal trade, resulting in heightened resentment.

– Historically, taxes on the poor supported the nobility, whereas modern social-security systems aim to support the poor, disabled, or retired by levying taxes on those still actively working.

– The first federal income tax in the United States was introduced as part of the Revenue Act of 1861, although it lapsed after the American Civil War. In 1913, the Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution allowed the federal government to levy income taxes on both property and labor.

As the adage goes, “There is no certainty like death and taxes.”

While we can’t assist with the former, EWP Financial is here to guide international families in harnessing the potential of PPLI. Discover how we can help you achieve tax compliance, enjoy tax deferral, and secure a tax-free death benefit—all while optimizing your wealth for generations to come.

Contact us today to embark on a journey towards maximizing your tax efficiency through EWP and PPLI.

by Michael Malloy, CLU TEP RFC.
CEO, Founder @EWP Financial

~ Your best source for PPLI and EWP
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EWP Financial and Partner Companies

About EWP Financial and Its Team

EWP Financial and its partner sites

In this blog post, we will talk about Michael Malloy, EWP Financial, its predecessor companies, its main team, Private Placement Life Insurance (PPLI), and Expanded Worldwide Planning (EWP). Let’s get started.

About Michael Malloy:

Michael Malloy, the founding partner of EWP Financial, began his career over 40 years ago as a risk management consultant. He has published the Life Insurance Law Newsletter and written two books on Private Placement Life Insurance (PPLI): “The PPLI Papers” and “The Wit and Wisdom of Professor PPLI.” He manages several companies and websites, including Malloy Insurance Services, Advanced Financial Solutions Inc., Michael Malloy Solutions, and EWP Financial.

“We take intentional care of wealthy families all over the world.” – Michael Malloy

Michael Malloy is a Charter Life Underwriter (CLU), Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP), and Registered Financial Consultant (RFC).

About EWP Financial and its Predecessor Companies Working Together

Some of these names will be familiar to you: Malloy Insurance Services, Advanced Financial Solutions Inc., Expanded Worldwide Planning, Michael Malloy Solutions, and EWP Financial.

EWP Financial (, Michael Malloy Solutions (, and Expanded Worldwide Planning ( have been on the internet for several years.

These companies serve as parent companies to oversee various operations under the supervision of Michael Malloy.

Malloy Insurance Services (MIS) was founded in 1985 and provides commercial and personal insurance. MIS specializes in the placement of difficult and complex insurance risks.

For example, MIS has had a liability policy in place for over 30 years for a non-profit corporation. This organization has established over 100 branches in 64 sovereign nations throughout the world.

The roots of Advanced Financial Solutions Inc., based in New York, reach back over 30 years. Its mission addresses the current paradox of striving to achieve full compliance in tax transparency while also providing clients with both privacy and tax savings.

AFS is the original corporate entity that promotes Private Placement Life Insurance (PPLI), which provides wealthy families with the maximum amount of privacy, asset protection, and tax efficiency.

Michael Malloy Solutions provides a clear, unified voice for all our entities to educate wealthy families and professional advisors on how to enhance privacy and gain the maximum amount of asset protection and tax efficiency while staying compliant with tax authorities worldwide.

EWP Financial is our latest development, a specialized company that offers services in Private Placement Life Insurance (PPLI) and Expanded Worldwide Planning (EWP). PPLI is a type of life insurance designed for high net worth individuals, providing customized investment solutions and tax-efficient planning. EWP is a unique approach to financial planning that takes into account the complexities of cross-border investment and taxation, helping clients achieve their global wealth management goals. With a team of experienced professionals and a commitment to personalized service, EWP Financial is dedicated to helping clients achieve their financial objectives with confidence and peace of mind. There are offices in New York, the British Virgin Islands, and California, ready to answer your questions.

About Our Team

Our Regional Representatives are highly experienced and knowledgeable in the financial industry, and they have a deep understanding of the local market and cultural nuances of their respective regions. They are committed to providing our clients with tailored financial solutions that meet their unique needs and requirements.

Here, you can get a glimpse of the main team members who work together to provide you with the best financial solutions to help you achieve your goals.

Please Contac Us for any questions you may have.

Thank you.


by Michael Malloy, CLU TEP RFC.
CEO, Founder @EWP Financial

~ Your best source for PPLI and EWP
Michael Malloy CLU TEP RFC


The EWP Stories Video Series – Part 1 – Episode 3

Expanded Worldwide Planning: Insures: PRIVACY – 3


Welcome. Privacy is a key element. Wealthy families are looking for ways to keep their affairs private, and still be compliant with tax authorities worldwide.

Today what was once private and personal becomes public and accessible to all. Computers and other electronic devices are part of our lives, whatever our opinion of them. These devices can add convenience and efficiency to our lives, but at a cost.

At EWP Financial we embrace the Privacy Principle. The Privacy Principle is unique as it legally shields wealthy families from unwanted intrusions into their financial affairs. At the same time, the Privacy Principle is fully transparent and gives wealthy families a bespoke, compliant asset structure for all their holdings, wherever they might be throughout the world.

We continue our story on the plight of Carlos Gutierrez. The scene is Mexico City where we discover how the same drug cartel that kidnapped Carlos’s daughter, Lucinda, is planning to publicly destroy Carlos by using bribery to bring a falsified lawsuit against Carlos.

Diego wondered how he was to receive his bribe. He was told by his contact to buy a burner phone on Wednesday, and throw it away that evening after he received a text. His contact had booked him a table for 7pm at the Bellini Restaurant, atop the World Trade Center on the 45th floor in Mexico City.

“Good evening, sir,” said the handsome young man in his well-tailored valet parking uniform.

His car door was politely closed, and Diego pulled away, feeling somewhat sheepish and out of place with his old Prius at this expensive restaurant in Mexico City. The Bellini was an uncomfortable experience for Diego. This showed in the perspiration draining down his shirt from below his armpits. In his highly excited state, he had forgotten to put on deodorant this morning.

He had barely noticed the dazzling lights that lay below him. He ate but did not taste the exquisite meal that was paid for by his contact. The restaurant magically revolved 360 degrees, but he might as well have been facing a blank wall. Diego only thought of one thing, and one thing only: “Will I get paid, or will they kill me instead.”

As he was traveling toward his small apartment, he received a text, Look in the glove box, then destroy your phone. I mean destroy it completely.

Diego opened the glove box to find a bulging manilla envelope, which filled his entire glove box. He tore it open to find cash. Plenty of cash. 400,000 pesos, about $20,000U.S. dollars. The equivalent of his annual salary.

Why were 400,000 pesos put in his glove box? The reason was simple. Diego worked at the Servicio de Administración Tributaria, the SAT. The SAT is the revenue service of the Mexican federal government. Diego had access to information that the cartel wanted to destroy Carlos Guittierez.

A new law had come into effect January 1, 2020. The law stipulated that tax evasion will turn into a charge of organized crime if three or more people are aware of an illegal tax scheme. This could result in companies being held criminally liable for tax offenses. Diego had access to salient information in Mexico’s Register of Beneficial Ownership. The cartel was going to use this information to falsely charge Carlos under this new law.

How ironic that a successful businessman like Carlos could be discredited by an organized crime cartel when he went to great lengths to comply with all of Mexico’s laws. In a sinister way, the designs of Carlos’s intricate electronic components mirrored the devious, deceptive, and criminal practices of the cartel. One was used for good, and the other to destroy an innocent man.



In our introduction, we mentioned the Privacy Principle. The Privacy Principle of EWP accomplishes its objective in several key ways:

  • Upon transfer into the PPLI policy, the insurance company becomes the beneficial owner of all the assets in the policy;
  • If there is reporting to a tax authority for the asset structure, only one number is reported. This is the total cash value of all the assets in the PPLI policy. The individual assets are not reported;
  • The bank account that is usually opened in connection with a PPLI policy is opened in the name of the insurance company, not the policyowner. The policyowner has full access to the funds in the bank account in accordance with the assets inside the policy.

In our next video, Episode Four, we conclude our story. The scene shifts back to California. Carlos realizes that he must reconstruct his financial affairs using an EWP asset structure. He also realizes that if he had employed an EWP asset structure the kidnapping of his daughter and the falsified lawsuit would most probably not have occurred.

If you enjoyed this video, please give us a like below, and click on the subscribe button. We look forward to connecting with you in Episode Four.

To learn how the wealthiest families in the world conduct their financial affairs, please call +1 530 692 1007, or email us at

At your convenience, we can arrange a call to discuss how our unique blueprint can vastly enhance your asset structure.


The opinions expressed in this video are for general informational purposes only and are not intended to provide specific advice or recommendations for any individual on any financial structure, investment, or insurance product.

by Michael Malloy, CLU TEP RFC.

CEO, Founder @EWP Financial

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Expanded Worldwide Planning – EWP & Asset Protection

Private Placement Life Insurance (PPLI) in Action

The EWP Da Vinci Code–Part 1


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The universality of Expanded Worldwide Planning (EWP) is not to be denied. This is objectified by Wikipedia. In the first sentence of their page on International Tax Planning, Expanded Worldwide Planning (EWP) is featured.

We are taking a cue from Wikipedia. Over the next few weeks, we will feature one of the six principles of Expanded Worldwide Planning (EWP). The six principles are: privacy, asset protection, tax shield, succession planning, compliance simplifier, and trust substitute.

The EWP Da Vinci Code

Today we feature asset protection. As you will read, our asset protection model is called The EWP Da Vinci Code. Our model is highly effective, yet conservative, and much less exposed to scrutiny than the recently invented options available to wealthy families. In today’s world of financial transparency, there is no hiding of financial assets. The EWP Da Vinci Code brings you peace of mind through a long-established and secure financial structure–life insurance, in the form of PPLI.

Asset Protection is a prudent subset of financial planning. As we will read later in this article, some consider asset protection a deceptive, sleight-of-hand trick that deprives creditors from receiving what is lawfully due to them. The law is a double-edged sword that cuts both ways. Our article deals with both sides of this sharp blade.

We take an expansive approach to asset protection and Expanded Worldwide Planning (EWP), and how Private Placement Life Insurance (PPLI) produces a simple and straightforward solution to this drama? What is the drama you correctly ask?

We will call our drama the Expanded Worldwide Planning (EWP) drama, since this is, in a sense, our main character. Our sub-plots in this drama are:

  • One Side of the Sharp Blade vs. the Other Side of the Sharp Blade
  • Hunters vs. Prey
  • Creditors vs. Debtors
  • Domestic Asset Protection Trust vs. Offshore Asset Protection Trust

Our theme of opposites is aptly expressed by the opening lines of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. These profoundly simple lines express the hopes and fears of all ages:

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way….”

Why call it a drama? Our clients come to us to implement the six principles of Expanded Worldwide Planning (EWP) by incorporating PPLI into their asset structure. Our wealthy clients have achieved this great wealth for the most part through hard work, intelligence, and some element of being in the right place at the right time. They wish to be good stewards of this wealth, and pass it onto future generations, but encounter various antagonists. Hence, a drama unfolds.

Both Sides of the Sharp Blade

What we term the Sharp Blade is our legal system, particularly in the U.S. According to One Legal, it is estimated that there are more than 40 million lawsuits filed in the U.S. every year.

For better or worse, the legal system is adversarial. If you are sued you must defend yourself or risk losing the lawsuit by inaction. Both sides present their best case and a judge or jury decides what shall be done with the issue, or the parties negotiate a settlement between themselves before the case goes to trial.

If you are a professional person or own a business, you are at risk of being sued, and it behooves you to protect yourself. Different types of insurance can mitigate the risk for you, but not for all situations. If insurance does not come to your rescue, then, your assets are exposed to being seized and sold to pay a judgement against you.

Wealthy families, who may be immigrating from a country like China that is not nearly so litigious, may not even consider this possible threat to their assets. Expanded Worldwide Planning (EWP) through the proper implementation of a PPLI policy offers asset protection by its very nature. Not as a separate complicated trust structure, but because life insurance has a very favored position in the eyes of the law in respect to asset protection. This will be explained in more detail in other sections of our drama.

Hunters vs. Prey

Watch a nature documentary and you will see this sub-plot of our Expanded Worldwide Planning (EWP) drama unfold. Frequently, the strong and fast feast on the weak and slow, but not always. Nature has a stealthy way of protecting the weak and slow. You might call this method camouflage, hiding in plain sight. Instead of trying to run away from predators, or overpower them, they quietly remain in the same place.

Some asset classes are favored by law. These assets provide the debtor with a greater level of protection from the claims of creditors than would other asset classes. This is so for life insurance, because it is considered essential for the debtor’s family to maintain at least a minimum level of well-being, and not become a burden to that state.

The federal bankruptcy exemption for life insurance policy unmatured death benefit is quite small, currently only $12,500. Many states provide a more extensive exemption of life insurance than federal law. The states vary widely in whether they exempt only the beneficiaries of the life insurance contract, family members of the insured, or the owner of the contract. There is also a wide disparity on the protection of the cash value, if any, inside the contract of life insurance. This protection also differs as to whether the exemption is applied in a bankruptcy context or a non-bankruptcy context.

Please contact us today to find out if The EWP Da Vinci Code is right for you. We will continue next week with Part 2. Look forward to your questions and comments.


by Michael Malloy, CLU TEP RFC.
CEO, Founder @EWP Financial

~ Your best source for PPLI and EWP
Michael Malloy CLU TEP RFC