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BVI favoured for corporate structuring rather than private assets: research

By: Helen Burggraf | 21 Jun 2017

The British Virgin Islands has become more of a domicile of choice for corporate clients looking to achieve an efficient cross-border structuring than for stashing private wealth,…

Wealthy ‘turn their backs on offshore tax havens’: FT

By: Helen Burggraf | 15 Jun 2017

UK wealth managers “are quietly scaling back access to offshore accounts for their clients”, as the global crackdown on tax havens, of which the OECD’s Common Reporting…

PEOPLE MOVES: Overseas Trust & Pension, BNP Paribas Asset Management, BEAMA, Appleby Guernsey

By: International Investment Staff | 14 Jun 2017

Overseas Trust & Pension, the Guernsey-based provider of international pensions and corporate employee benefit products, has named a fiduciary and fund admin expert, Bob Banfield, to its board. Banfield, pictured…

Jersey’s JTC Group acquires Merrill Lynch int’l trust and wealth structuring biz

By: Helen Burggraf | 26 May 2017

JTC Group, the Jersey-based provider of fund, corporate and fiduciary services, has acquired Merrill Lynch’s International Trust and Wealth Structuring business (ITWS). Details of the acquisition, including…

IoM’s SMP Partners acquires RBC’s Caribbean trust, admin biz

By: Helen Burggraf | 23 May 2017

The SMP Partners Group, an Isle of Man-headquartered corporate services and trusts provider, has acquired the Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC) trust, fund administration and custodial businesses…

Vistra report highlights anti-globalisation’s threats to trusts, corp services sector

By: Helen Burggraf | 19 May 2017

The aftershocks of a series of major world events, including Brexit and the US election result, are threatening the concept of globalisation, which in turn is unsettling…

The use of offshore entities ‘undermines onshore govts’ efforts to tax fairly’: report

By: Helen Burggraf | 05 May 2017

The use of offshore entities in tax havens and offshore financial centres that enable “money laundering, tax avoidance and tax evasion” to take place is undermining the efforts of governments…

Zedra expands into Miami

By: Gary Robinson | 02 May 2017

Jersey-headquarted trust company Zedra has expanded into the US with a new Miami office and the addition of another senior hire at the firm. Tomás Alonso, (pictured…

Mark Davies, on surprising, ‘shambolic’ non-dom reg changes delay

By: Mark Davies, Managing Director, Mark Davies Associates | 26 Apr 2017

Yesterday’s news that the UK government was to delay the introduction of a package of new regulations, including reforms to the rules governing the tax affairs of…

Hawksford gets Singapore trust licence

By: Helen Burggraf | 26 Apr 2017

Hawksford, the Jersey-based trust, private client and corporate and fund services provider, has been granted a trust licence by Monetary Authority of Singapore, and will now be…

Novia Global unveils first-ever platform ‘functionality’ aimed at trusts

By: Helen Burggraf | 24 Apr 2017

Novia Global, the Bath, England-based international platform business, is today pulling the wraps off a new platform ‘functionality’ it’s quietly developed exclusively for the international trusts industry –…

AFP: ‘Panama Papers’ law firm boss says US benefiting from tax haven exodus

By: Helen Burggraf | 21 Apr 2017

One of the co-founders of the law firm at the centre of last year’s “Panama Papers” scandal has said that the fallout from that scandal has triggered…

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