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January 7, 2019

Georgia is becoming an increasingly popular jurisdiction for doing business both domestically as well as internationally. Attractive factors include the country’s top international ranking on ease of starting and maintaining a business, as well as the fact Georgia has proven itself to be a corruption-free destination. 

Georgia is becoming an increasingly popular jurisdiction for doing business both domestically as well as internationally. Attractive factors include the country’s top international ranking on ease of starting and maintaining a business, as well as the fact Georgia has proven itself to be a corruption-free destination. 

March 20, 2018

Global wealth-holders increasingly want secondary passports and residencies, but a new report is warning of the risks to reputations from citizenships on sale.

Global wealth-holders increasingly want secondary passports and residencies, but a new report is warning of the risks to reputations from citizenships on sale.

Just over one-third (34%) of ultra-high net worth individuals already possess a second passport and more than a quarter (29%) were planning to buy one, while one-fifth (21%) are considering emigrating permanently, according to Knight Frank’s annual Attitudes Survey, produced for The Wealth Report.

March 2, 2018

Uncertainty over the legal status of non-domiciles, residency and Brexit is behind a flight in wealthy individuals and families from the United Kingdom to friendlier destinations around the world.

Uncertainty over the legal status of non-domiciles, residency and Brexit is behind a flight in wealthy individuals and families from the United Kingdom to friendlier destinations around the world.

Relocation experts discussed the trend at a high net wealth mobility event near London last month, sponsored by Locate Guernsey and attended by about 130 private wealth advisors.

February 5, 2018

In an uncertain world the key to survival rests with those who are flexible and quick enough to adapt. The key to success sits neatly in the pockets of those who can pre-empt change and seize the opportunities it brings, says Andra Ilie, private client adviser at Knox Private Office.

In an uncertain world the key to survival rests with those who are flexible and quick enough to adapt. The key to success sits neatly in the pockets of those who can pre-empt change and seize the opportunities it brings, says Andra Ilie, private client adviser at Knox Private Office.

For UK based ultra-wealthy family office principals, there are a number of matters to contend with and consider as we move through a time of change.

March 17, 2017

Given increasing levels of instability and scrutiny in the world, the location of family offices has taken on new significance in recent years, with families understandably concerned about finding the most secure environment for the governance of their assets, says Dominic Wheatley, chief executive of Guernsey Finance.

Given increasing levels of instability and scrutiny in the world, the location of family offices has taken on new significance in recent years, with families understandably concerned about finding the most secure environment for the governance of their assets, says Dominic Wheatley, chief executive of Guernsey Finance.

January 5, 2017

For decades, high-net-worth individuals and families have valued Bermuda for the array of services available in the jurisdiction to support trust structuring, private-wealth preservation, estate management and succession planning.

As HNWls continue to look for better ways to protect and manage their wealth, Bermuda is leveraging its well-earned reputation as a leading trust and private client centre to firmly position itself as an ideal location to establish and/or operate a family office. 

For decades, high-net-worth individuals and families have valued Bermuda for the array of services available in the jurisdiction to support trust structuring, private-wealth preservation, estate management and succession planning.

As HNWls continue to look for better ways to protect and manage their wealth, Bermuda is leveraging its well-earned reputation as a leading trust and private client centre to firmly position itself as an ideal location to establish and/or operate a family office.

July 30, 2014

They say a golden key opens all doors and, with the right amounts of investment, buying residency or nationality to the country of your choice is no exception. So what are the various options for investors with the funds to spend?

Straitened economic times have brought a new lease of life to a well-established concept: investor visas. Cash-strapped governments looking for more ways to shore up their tax base and international investors seeking more global opportunities are just two of the drivers in the recent boom in immigrant investor or citizenship-by-investment programmes.

June 23, 2011

In the days before air travel and telecommunications shrank the planet, members of wealthy families used to live within close range both of each other and the source of their wealth. It was therefore the residence of the patriarch or other key family members that determined the location of the family office. Today, the opposite holds true. 

In the days before air travel and telecommunications shrank the planet, members of wealthy families used to live within close range both of each other and the source of their wealth. It was therefore the residence of the patriarch or other key family members that determined the location of the family office.

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