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Tax and Jurisdictions

Banking giant UBS has done a deal with the US Department of Justice whereby it will escape prosecution in exchange for handing over the details of an undisclosed number of its wealthy American clients who it believes have committed tax fraud.

Ogier, a provider of offshore legal and fiduciary services, is launching a new personalised wealth planning service to ultra high net worth individuals and family businesses.

Investment Professionals (IPRO) has been managing family portfolios in the Indian Ocean and Sub-Saharan African regions since 1992.

Discretionary portfolios exceed US$200 million, with an international client base from Europe, Africa and Mauritius.

With property markets in freefall, where does this leave the family estate asks James Moore

Private family offices are increasingly being called upon to manage tangible personal property and art collecting has come to be viewed as a legitimate asset diversification strategy.