Who is he: Ron Holland is the author of several books, including The Threat to the Private Pension System and Escape the Pension Trap, and of numerous special reports and hundreds of articles on investment and political topics, many focusing on the interplay between politics and the investment markets. Selections of his essays can be found in the archives of TheDailyBell.com and LewRockwell.com.
Ron Holland has developed and introduced several innovative investment products to investors in the US, including the first Swiss-franc denominated variable annuity portfolio licensed in the US.
In his writing and conference presentations, Ron Holland emphatically advocates global investment diversification into foreign currencies and non-US markets as essential for protection from the US government's growing debt. Holland is particularly concerned about the vulnerability of retirement funds in the US, and consults to leading financial solutions providers seeking to provide viable options for citizens seeking protection.
Ron Holland is a contributing editor to several newsletters dealing with political and investing topics. He speaks frequently at financial, professional and political conferences around the world, including FreedomFest in Las Vegas and World Economic Summit, the free-market alternative to Davos, in the Bahamas.
Background: Originally from North Carolina, Ron Holland lived and worked in Geneva, Switzerland from 2003 to 2004, and then divided his time between the US and Europe until 2012. Ron continues to speak publicly on the virtues of free-market thinking and the need for individuals to accept personal responsibility for their own lives.
Ron Holland is a graduate of the University of South Carolina-Columbia with a degree in Banking and Finance. In his 30-year career, Ron has worked as president of International Retirement Consultants, an international consulting firm specializing in retirement planning, head of the trust department of First Citizens Bank & Trust in Greenville, SC, and as president of JML Swiss Investment Counsellors USA Inc., a Swiss-owned US securities broker/dealer licensed in 47 states of the US. He has held various securities and insurance licenses.
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