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Guernsey’s PraxisIFM adds Dutch outpost to growing global footprint

By: Helen Burggraf | 11 Oct 2017

PraxisIFM, a Guernsey-based corporate services, trust and fund services provider with nine overseas outposts already, has announced that it has acquired a Dutch rival, Kompas International. Based…

PEOPLE MOVES: Schroders, Bank of NT Butterfield & Son, Zedra Group, Livingstone Partners

By: International Investment Staff | 10 Oct 2017

Schroders Schroders, the London-based, FTSE-listed asset manager, has named Frank Thormann a portfolio manager within its global equities team. Thormann comes to Schroders from Union Investment, where,…

Equiom enters Monaco market, adds to its Malta outpost as it makes two acquisitions

By: Helen Burggraf | 09 Oct 2017

Equiom, the Isle of Man-based, internationally-focused trusts and corporate services provider, has acquired two rival entities as it continues to expand its global footprint: DF Corporate Services in Malta,…

UK unveils new anti-avoidance legislation targeting offshore trusts

By: Eugene Costello | 13 Sep 2017

In its latest policy paper to target the cross-border financial services sector, the UK government today unveiled proposed legislation that seeks to prevent the use of offshore…

HMRC extends deadline to register trusts online

By: Helen Burggraf | 08 Sep 2017

The deadline for trust administrators to sign up to the UK’s new mandatory online Trusts Registration Service has been extended by two months, HM Revenue & Customs…

Aussie Tax Avoidance Taskforce – Trusts: ‘What gets our attention’

By: Helen Burggraf | 31 Aug 2017

In an effort to let stakeholders know exactly how it and other government agencies are “taking action in response to evidence of increased manipulation of trusts as…

Deadline for telling clients about offshore risks is today

By: Helen Burggraf | 31 Aug 2017

Today is the last day for advisers, wealth managers and financial institutions to inform their UK-tax-resident clients, in writing, of new rules relating to holding undeclared offshore…

Cayman Islands: Hotly-contested election behind it, as challenges remain

By: Peter Body | 30 Aug 2017

The long-term stability of the Cayman Islands, coupled with its early willingness to participate in global efforts to create an international network of automatic information exchange and…

Vistra acquires Dubai-based corp services business to expand Gulf presence

By: Helen Burggraf | 23 Aug 2017

Vistra Group, the acquisitive, Hong Kong-based corporate services, trust, fiduciary and fund administration services provider, has reinforced its Middle East presence with the acquisition of a Dubai-based…

Jersey’s Sanne Group names MD for its Asia-Pacific/Mauritius biz

By: Helen Burggraf | 21 Aug 2017

Jersey’s Sanne Group, a FTSE 250-listed provider of outsourced corporate, fund and private client administration, reporting and fiduciary services, has named Mark Law, pictured above, to head up its…

New regs mean range of UK businesses now risk fines for not reporting ‘sanctioned’ clients

By: Helen Burggraf | 11 Aug 2017

New regulations that have now come into force mean that a range of businesses and professions could face significant financial penalties if they don’t inform the UK…

HMRC’s Trusts Registration Service: Up and running

By: Gerry Brown, Tax Commentator | 09 Aug 2017

HM Revenue & Customs’  new online Trusts Registration Service is now up and running, and beginning to get the attention of trust providers in a big way.…

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