A regular listing of events taking place around the world, and online, for American expatriates.
October 29: American Citizens Abroad, UK Chapter's virtual Town Hall Meeting, 2pm to 4pm (London time)
For the first time, Americans who aren't in London will be able to participate in this year's annual Town Hall Meeting of the UK Chapter of the American Citizens Abroad, as it's being held virtually, in response to the ongoing pandemic and government restrictions.
Among the topics set to be discussed by ACA Board Member Mike Larsen (pictured above, second from left, during last year's Town Hall meeting) and the rest of his ACA UK colleagues will be the ACA's advocacy efforts. Leading this area of discussion will be ACA Executive Director Marylouise Serrato, who is based in the Washington, DC area, where ACA is based. Subjects she's planning to address, along with the aCA's legal counsel, Charles Bruce (second from left, above) will include the CARES Act; proposed new Covid-19 legislation; voting, and the ACA's crusade to convince Washington lawmakers to transition to a residence-based taxation regime, from the current and – for those resident overseas, problematic – citizenship-based structure.
Also due to speak will be Jack Leuchtman, Regional Federal Benefits Offiicer at the U.S. Embassy in London, who is expected to give an overview of the range of Social Security services available to American citizens living in the UK.; and Robert Paul, head of the U.S. Family Office operations at London & Capital, a London-based wealth manager specializing in looking after Americans resident overseas.
Paul, whose team manages approximately US$1.7bn of client assets, will address the asset protection options for UK-resident American citizens, as the investment landscape evolves over the next few months, and new regulations come into force.
The virtual Town Hall is free, but registration is required. To sign up, click here.
YouTube: 'Americans abroad: Should you give up your citizenship?' Aaron Katsman and John Richardson discuss the pros and cons of renunciation
Aaron Katsman is president and chief executive of Lighthouse Capital, a boutique wealth management firm based in Jerusalem, Israel; John Richardson is a Toronto-based citizenship lawyer and campaigner on behalf of American expat issues, who is himself an American. In this 18-and-a-half minute video, Katsman interviews Richardson on the reasons more Americans are (apparently, according to what data exists) renouncing their citizenships, and what those considering renouncing need to know. To view the video, click here.