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HMRC targets wealthy families with trusts

By: Pedro Gonçalves | 12 Nov 2018

Changes to Britain’s centuries-old trust regime are looming as HMRC is concerned that trusts are letting some families pay less inheritance tax than those who do not…

New Zealand to go ahead with new Trust Bill

By: Pedro Gonçalves | 06 Nov 2018

New Zealand is pushing forward with a new Trust Bill which places new duties on trustees to keep beneficiaries informed of the management of trust assets. Currently,…

TPR bans pension trustees after suspected pension scam

By: Pedro Gonçalves | 29 Oct 2018

The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has banned two trustees of the London Quantum pension scheme for transferring funds into high risk and suspected scam investments. Stephen Alexander Ward…

Clients avoid trusts because ‘they are too complicated’: Survey

By: Pedro Gonçalves | 25 Oct 2018

Trusts are either too complicated, do not offer enough control or the investor wants more flexibility in accessing capital later in life. These are the three biggest…

Guernsey agribusiness fund becomes world’s first ‘regulated green fund’

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 24 Oct 2018

The world’s first regulated green fund has been registered in Guernsey as a Guernsey-domiciled agribusiness fund, the island’s regulator has confirmed. The Cibus Fund, which launched last…

Comment: Asset managers must address the tax-reclaim scandal

By: Stanislas Conte, CEO Of Globe Refund | 16 Oct 2018

Good stewardship on behalf of clients is taking centre-stage as a governing principle of the asset management industry. Increasingly, managers are being held to account for the…

Jersey-based Fairway Group launches operations in Bahrain

By: Pedro Gonçalves | 09 Oct 2018

Jersey-based Fairway Group is starting operations in Bahrain in what is the firm’s first overseas expansion move. The move into Bahrain follows Fairway Group’s successful partnerships in…

Bedell Cristin Guernsey advises on launch of new private investment fund

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 26 Sep 2018

Bedell Cristin Guernsey is acting as a lead adviser to EV Private Equity, an independent growth equity firm focusing on new technologies in the oil and gas…

Cayman minister in Brussels in bid to remove threat of blacklisting

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 19 Sep 2018

The financial services minister of the Cayman Islands is in Brussels this week as part of a wider effort to persuade the European Union not to follow…

Zedra’s Jersey fund launch claims solution for trustees

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 13 Sep 2018

The ZEDRA Fiduciary Investment Fund, an open-ended structure based in Jersey, has launched with the aim of addressing a range of issues faced by trustees charged with…

JTC acquires Jersey-based Minerva for £30m

By: Pedro Gonçalves | 07 Sep 2018

JTC is set to acquire Minerva, a provider of private client, corporate, fund and treasury services established more than 40 years in Jersey for £30m. The acquisition…

Old Mutual Int’l adds trust option in Singapore expats’ IHT push

By: Pedro Gonçalves | 06 Sep 2018

Old Mutual International has launched a tailored life trust in Singapore that will be able to provide a lump sum on death to pay a UK inheritance…

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