Private Placement Program
 
World Class Private Funding

We are often contacted by project developers, investors, entrepreneurs and brokers who are looking to raise capital, or who are looking for investment opportunities that provide higher returns for themselves or their clients. This initial inquiry often leads to a discussion of private placement programs and trade platforms.

Are Private Placement Programs/Trade Platforms Real or Are They a Scam?

The first question we are usually asked is: are private placement programs (also known as PPPs) and trade platforms real or are they a scam? In short, they are real, but not in the way they are often described. There are many myths surrounding these programs that we will attempt to dispel.

History

In the 1990's the trading in bank instruments was and is presently a multi-trillion dollar industry worldwide. The World's largest fifteen to twenty-five Holding Companies of North American and European Banks are authorized to issue blocks of debt instruments such as MTM's (Medium  Term Notes), debenture instruments, and SBLC's (Standby Letters Of Credit)

The starting of this marketplace was the 1945 Bretton Woods Conference of the world's leaders. The principles originally championed as answers to post World War II economic stability are still the impetus for the operation of these transactions today. These transactions started some sixty years ago, and have grown and been continuously modified.

A short historical summary will help to understand the origin of these transactions and the reason why the Treasury backed private bank instruments marketplace has remained strong and viable notwithstanding the great social, political and economic changes the world has experienced during the last half century.

With World War II having come to a close, the leading political and economic authorities of the world met in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. Their purpose was to formulate a common plan to rebuild the war's massive devastation and to impose global restraints upon forces which had twice led to world chaos during the first half of the Twentieth Century and left economic collapse in its wake. To accomplish this goal, these leaders sought to empower universally recognized international institutions capable of effectuating and preserving political order and capable of encouraging and facilitating world economic trade and cooperation.

The World's leading economists advocated the establishment of an international banking system which administered a universally accepted "currency". It was believed that a centralized world authority, and a standard world currency, with fixed exchange rates among the various currencies of the world was the formula for the stimulation of universal economic growth and the maintenance of economic balance and stability through the economies of the world. John Maynard Keyes urged the adoption of a standard currency. The political realities of Nation State's autonomy, however, inevitably precluded to adopt the United States Dollar as the standard world currency for international trade. It was gold backed and the most stable currency. This adoption of the United States Dollar as the world's standard for international trade was the milestone which triggered the development of the bank instrument marketplace.

The Bretton Woods Conference gave birth to the United Nations, The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Bank of International Settlements (BIS). The World Ban was structured to function in a manner consistent with traditional commercial banks. It was created to act as lender to the poorer and less developed countries. Funding for the World Bank came from the assessment of the more industrialized countries. Today, it takes deposits from more than 140 member Governments and lends to the lesser developed countries in need of international capital.