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Tax and Jurisdictions

March 13, 2023

Emily Minett reveals a potentially significant inheritance tax exemption when it comes to gift-giving.

When it comes to making lifetime gifts, many people are familiar with the “seven-year rule” in that if the donor making the gift survives seven years from the date of the gift and does not reserve a benefit in the asset given away, the value of the gift will not be taken into account on the donor’s death for inheritance tax (IHT) purposes.

February 10, 2023

The CEO of JSCB "ASIA ALLIANCE BANK", one of the fastest developing banks in the Republic of Uzbekistan, talks about what his home country has to offer family offices looking to establish in the Turkic States and the key issues affecting ultra-high-net-worth families in the region.

Since it was established in 2009, JSCB “ASIA ALLIANCE BANK” has ridden a wave of success that has seen it grow its position in all major markets of banking services. And, due to its sound strategy, consistent financial policy and adherence to the values of civilized business operations, the bank has gained a reputation for being a strong and reliable partner.

February 2, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, Aldi heirs settle their long-running dispute; Russian-born billionaire Alex Gerko is named as the UK's biggest taxpayer; and Gautam Adani loses billions in personal wealth in less than a week.

Aldi heirs settle long-running dispute
The heirs of Theo Albrecht, the co-founder of family-owned German multinational discount supermarket chain Aldi, have settled on a new ownership structure following a long-running feud.

January 26, 2023

Argenta Private Capital is an alternative investment manager, providing private clients and family offices with access to the historic Lloyd’s of London insurance market.

Argenta Private Capital is an alternative investment manager, providing private clients and family offices with access to the historic Lloyd’s of London insurance market. Operating for more than 60 years, their clients, spread across the globe, underwrite some £3.8 billion of insurance premium.

November 14, 2022

KPMG’s private enterprise leader in Singapore, Chiu Wu Hong, talks about why the city-state’s status is on the rise, an increased focus on ESG and impact investment and some very attractive tax incentives.

With more than 20 years’ experience advising on the benefits of Singapore’s regional tax incentives and compliance, cross-border transactions, mergers and acquisitions and consulting and planning for local and multinational companies, there can be few better positioned to lead KPMG’s private enterprise team in the city-state than Chiu Wu Hong.

October 17, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Mukesh Ambani sets up a new family office in Singapore;Sir Jim Ratcliffe is blocked from buying Manchester United by the current club owners; and Pierre Castel is hit with a multi-million dollar tax bill.

Mukesh Ambani to set up family office in Singapore
Asia’s second wealthiest man, Mukesh Ambani, is looking to further expand his reach by opening a new family office in Singapore.

The Reliance Industries chairman, whose current net worth is $83.7 billion (according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index), is reported to have chosen real estate and brought on board a manager tasked with employing new staff to get the office up and running.

October 12, 2022

Milestones in the life of a family business can present both opportunities and risks. Frederik Bjorn and Clare Hetherington of law firm Payne Hicks Beach look at ways to take advantage of the former while reducing the latter.

Milestones in the life of a family business can present both opportunities and risks. Frederik Bjorn and Clare Hetherington of law firm Payne Hicks Beach look at ways to take advantage of the former whilst reducing the latter.

September 22, 2022

On the heels of Campden Wealth's Forum in Bermuda this past summer, Campden FB caught up with long-time member Edward Allanby. Having spent 20 years living in and welcoming family offices to Bermuda, Edward guides us through the many reasons why the North Atlantic island is the place to be...

There are myriad reasons to move to Bermuda - an archipelago of 181 islands totalling 21 square miles and surrounded by pink sand beaches and palm trees, the island is rich in culture, local and international cuisines and natural beauty, with a sub-tropical climate and temperatures that rarely drop below 55°F or exceed 90°F. The island offers one of the highest standards of living in the world, one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, a top-tier healthcare system and access to excellent schools.

July 20, 2022

Hong Kong’s low tax rates along with comprehensive infrastructure, little government interference and substantial available capital make it attractive to potential investors, including family offices, and thus competitive with other countries in the region, says Christine Ho, deputy global head of FamilyOfficeHK at Invest Hong Kong.

On April 4, 2022, the Financial Services and Treasury Bureau (FSTB) submitted a paper for discussion to the Legislative Council Panel on Financial Affairs on the subject of Proposed Tax Concession for Family Offices. The objective of the proposed tax exemption is to provide tax certainty to ultra-high-net-worth individuals and their family members who hold assets via investment holding vehicles in order to attract family offices to set up and operate in Hong Kong.

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