Why can't I simply title my investments - cash, stocks, etc. - to a corporation?
We wouldn't recommend a corporation to protect your personal assets.
As we say, if you directly own the corporate shares, your shares can be
claimed by your creditors. That's why you must layer your protection
using a trust, limited partnership or some other protective entity to
own the corporate shares. You may also have holding company tax consequences
when you title your personal investments to a corporation. The limited
partnership or LLC is the far better alternative to a corporation to protect
your personal assets.