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Alternative Network for International Asset Management

Outline Proposal (Part #1)


This note attempts to identify possibilities for an innovative solution to some asset-related problems of individuals, families and private organizations:

  • who would like to orient themselves to some degree toward an alternative style of life and use of their assets, but
  • who do not wish to risk their assets under any of the communal, community or cooperative formulae currently advocated for Ideological or other reasons.

The note first identifies the different kinds of asset-related problems, since the persons who are laced with them are those to which this proposal would have to appeal for it to have any financial basis for successful implementation. The note then identifies other persons or groups who might be associated with the project to the benefit of all concerned. The possibilities for linking all these parties into an economically viable, coherent network are then discussed.


Asset-related problems
Activity-related problems
Financial and organizational basis
Conclusion

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Asset-related problems

Some individuals, families or private groups are faced in their own estimation with one or more of the following situations:

1 . Ownership

1.1 Ownership of houses, villas, chalets, possibly with associated land (whether farmed or not), in excess of their basic requirements (and tax position) or in distant locations or in countries in which they cannot or do not wish to reside permanently.

1.2 Ownership of property (as in 1.1) which is rented to third parties under conditions which result in inadequate maintenance and care of the property

1 3 Ownership of property (as in 1.1) which cannot be rented because of the high probability of improper care (as in 1.2) and therefore remains inadequately used.

1 .4 Ownership of property (as in 1.1) which is only required by the owners for part of the year and is unused or poorly used for the remainder of the year.

1.5 Ownership of property (as in 1 .1) of which only a portion is used (e.g. one wing of a large house) under conditions which make the owners reluctant to rent any of the remaining portion of the property either because of rental problems (as in 1.3) or because of possible Inconvenience associated with interaction with other occupants.

1 6 Ownership of fixed assets in excess of basic requirements which the owner would be willing to have used in support of a positive programme provided

(a) he retained ownership and (b) the value of the assets increased (under some improvement contract) or was at least not diminished by the use made of them.

1.7 Ownership of financial assets (shares,bonds, etc.) in excess Of basic requirements which the owner would be willing to have used in support of a positive programme (under condition analogous to those in 1.6).

2. Non-owners

2.1 Individuals or families, possibly of relatively modest means, who are obliged to Invest and manage their assets through conventional banking and other corporations but who would be willing to divert some (or all) of their assets into an alternative asset management system under appropriate conditions.

2.2 Rental of property with excess space (as in 1 .5) under conditions which make the occupants reluctant to sub-lease any of the remaining portion of the property either because of sub-leasing problems (as in 1.3) or because of possible inconveniences associated with interaction with other occupants.

3. Groups

3.1 Private corporations, cooperatives, foundations and similar bodies who are obliged to invest and manage their assets through conventional banking and other corporations (as under 2) but who would be willing to divert some (or all) of their assets into an alternative asset management system under appropriate conditions.

3.2 Public corporations (in some special cases and possibly only as an exercise in public relations) which would be willing to invest some portion of their assets in an alternative system under appropriate conditions.

invest some portion of their assets in an alternative system under appropriate conditions.


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