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Your International Wealth Management Partner. 

 Access to Foreign Stocks, Bonds, and Currencies.

Direct from your U.S. Account. 

FDIC and SIPC insured.

Global Diversification

By expanding your reach to markets around the globe, we help you manage portfolio risk and ensure your eggs are in all the right baskets, at the right time. We protect your wealth and assets through customizing global diversification in both, investments and jurisdictions.  

International Expertise 

We enable you to capitalize on our international expertise of over 20 years in global wealth management. Our resources and partnerships make it possible for you to directly access foreign markets and currencies. Conveniently from your U.S. account.

Tailored Solutions

Because no client is the same, we spend the time with you to understand your needs, values, and goals. We collaborate with you to build your customized investment strategy and sustainably grow your wealth. 

From the U.S. to the Top of the World. 

New York, London, Zurich, Hong Kong, or Tokyo. 

The whole World at your Fingertips.

At Rising Star Financial, we pay attention to detail. Expect commitment and dedication, wrapped in global investment advice with over two decades of international expertise. We are adding value through knowledge beyond borders, active engagement, responsiveness, and proactive communication with our clients. 

We specialize in global investments with a focus on direct access to international markets, currencies, and jurisdictions.  All conveniently from your U.S. account. At Rising Star Financial, we develop your personalized investment strategy and build your wealth management solution around your needs. No matter where and what they are. Our approach, as unique and individual as you, is designed to help you stay the course in today's unpredictable world.  

Meet our Executive Team.

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Oliver E. Hohermuth

Principal & Chief Investment Officer

Oliver E. Hohermuth has over two decades of experience in wealth management and started his career with the Swiss Union of Raiffeisenbanks in 2003. He holds a diploma in Banking and Finance from the Swiss Bankers Association in accordance with the Swiss Finance Institute (SFI) and has been awarded the European Foundation Certificate in Banking. He joined Credit Suisse as a Relationship Manager at the bank’s Zurich based headquarters before transferring to Credit Suisse Private Advisors, an SEC- and FINRA registered broker dealer. After getting his Series 7 and Series 66 licenses, Oliver became the Head of the firm’s brokerage and trading desk. In 2010, he joined Vontobel Swiss Wealth Advisors, an SEC-registered Investment Adviser offering wealth management services to U.S. clients. He developed and managed the firm’s first U.S. location in Dallas, Texas. From 2015 until 2019, he worked in the United States for Reyl Overseas, a Swiss wealth management company with focus on HNWI clients in North America. In 2019, Oliver held the position as Vice President of Private Banking at Atlas Bank S.A. in Panama. He is the founder and owner of RSHB S.A. headquartered in Panama City, Panama, an international consulting firm with focus on wealth management and real estate investment solutions. He has also been a Wealth Management Consultant for International Union Bank since August 2022, an International Financial Entity (IFE) regulated in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico with offices in San Juan and Panama City. Oliver grew up in Switzerland and resides between the United States and the Republic of Panama, frequently traveling across the Americas. He is the Founder and Principal at Rising Star Financial, LLC., a Texas Limited Liability Company registered as an investment adviser with the Texas State Securities Board and the Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR). 

Luis G. Degwitz

Head of Business Development Latin America & Caribbean

Luis G. Degwitz has over 15 years of experience in banking and with financial institutions. He started his career in investment banking in 2005, successfully structuring and selling products of top tier companies in Latin America. Luis holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Universidad Metropolitana and a MSc. in Finance from IESA in Caracas, Venezuela. He joined Wellmeaning Properties in 2013 to set up private equity and real estate backed funds and investment products based in Miami, Florida. Luis was also active in project finance and debt re-structuring when he co-founded a Panamanian financial boutique firm, SSU Consultores S.A. He successfully completed deals in Latin America, particularly in energy infrastructure. In 2013, he joined International Union Bank (IUBank) as a Director, an international bank established in 1981 out of Panama City, Panama. At IUBank, he has been serving on various committees, including the company’s Investment-, Compliance- and Strategy Committee. During his tenure as a Director, he also oversaw the management of the bank’s proprietary investments. In 2017, he co-led and completed a full migration of IUBank’s operations, licensing, and incorporation from Panama to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory. Furthermore, he was in charge of establishing the bank’s trust license to engage in wealth management and investment services for its clients. Luis was a guest speaker at the 2013 Bloomberg ZSEM Annual Financial Conference in Zagreb, Croatia, on the topic of “Private Equity Markets in Latin America”. On behalf of Rising Star Financial, Luis is heading-up the firm’s business development division for Latin America and the Caribbean. His international background makes him a cosmopolitan ambassador of our investment philosophy.

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Disclaimer:  Rising Star Financial, LLC., is a company set up under Texas law and registered as an Investment Adviser with the Texas State Securities Board under the Texas Securities Act, Tex. Rev. Civ. Stat. Ann., art 581-1 et seq. and the Florida Office of Financial Regulation (OFR) pursuant to Section 517.12(4), Florida Statutes (F.S.).

Our Services

Based on our partnerships with U.S. brokerage firms and international banks around the world, we are in a unique position to service you out of our investment advisory offices in Austin, TX, and Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and provide you with access to global stock- bond- and currency markets. Together with our legal experts, we make sure all our services are fully compliant with applicable tax and securities laws at all times.

Our Global Solution:

  • Advisory investment- and cash accounts
  • Managed investment- and cash accounts
  • Global custody
  • FDIC and SIPC insurance through our U.S. partner firms

Our Partners

At Rising Star Financial, we are offering you multiple different options to implement your ideal investment strategy and asset allocation. Our international partners in the United States, Panama, and Switzerland bring first-class service and world-class expertise to the table, helping you to get access to real estate, equity, and bond markets around the globe. Furthermore, we are providing you with direct access to international currencies for investment purposes as well as exclusive investment funds. Our advisory process is as personal as your needs.

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REYL Overseas, Ltd.

REYL Overseas, part of the Geneva-based REYL Group, opens up paths for U.S. clients exploring international investment diversification, enabling American and other international investors to achieve their global investment goals. REYL Overseas is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission in the United States as an investment advisor and headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland.   Visit REYL Overseas Ltd. 

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Briggs Capital

BRIGGS CAPITAL, is an international merger & acquisition advisory firm providing value creation and is specialized in low- to mid-market sized companies with a focus on manufacturing, technology, and business services. The boutique firm is headquartered in Boston, MA, and runs two international affiliates, BRIGGS CAPITAL INVESTORS and BRIGGS CAPITAL PANAMA.  Visit BRIGGS CAPITAL

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Briggs Capital Panama

BRIGGS CAPITAL PANAMA is focused on international real estate transactions and supports international investors investing in Panama. Through its Panama operation, the firm extends its reach into Central and South America as well as the Caribbean and facilitates investments in Latin American companies, infrastructure projects, and cross border commerce initiatives. The company furthermore supports business development and marketing efforts of foreign investors in the Latin world.   Visit BRIGGS CAPITAL PANAMA

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Rising Star Holding (RSHB S.A.)

Rising Star Holding is Rising Star Financial's sister company and offers international offshore consulting services for global wealth management as well as real estate investment solutions throughout the Americas. Visit Rising Star Holding  

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International Union Bank

IUBank is a U.S. bank headquartered in San Juan and regulated as an International Financial Entity (IFE) by the Oficina del Comisionado de Instituciones Financieras (OCIF) in the Common Wealth of Puerto Rico. IUBank offers account-, banking- and payment services in multiple currencies as well as crypto solutions to clients in the United States and Latin America.  Visit IUBank  

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Charles Schwab

The Charles Schwab Corporation provides a full range of brokerage, banking, and financial advisory services through its operating subsidiaries, including brokerage & retirement accounts, ETFs, online trading & more.   Visit Charles Schwab  

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Alex. Brown

A Division of Raymond James, Alex. Brown is a diversified financial services company engaged primarily in financial planning, wealth management, and investment advisory services.  Visit Alex. Brown 

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Interactive Brokers

Interactive Brokers LLC is an American multinational brokerage firm. It operates the largest electronic trading platform in the United States by number of daily average revenue trades. The company brokers stocks, options, futures, EFPs, futures options, forex, bonds, funds, and some cryptocurrencies. Visit Interactive Brokers

Your Global Market Connection.

Getting Started is Easy.

Our customized advisory, in combination with the expertise of our partner banks overseas, will open the gates to a whole new investment horizon for you. 

If you are a U.S. citizen or foreign national with financial ties to the United States and would like to learn more about diversifying your investments internationally, we are at your service. Getting started is easy.  Simply complete the contact form below, and we will reach out to you to discuss your individual situation with you in person.



5900 Balcones Drive
Suite 100 
Austin, TX 78731
(214) 225-STAR (7827)


147 Via Condado Way
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

(561) 461-STAR (7827) 


Monday - Friday