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October 7, 2016

Will the Panama Papers mark a tipping point for families and their advisers? And what will families need to do to fend off public criticism?

Will the Panama Papers mark a tipping point for families and their advisers? And what will families need to do to fend off public criticism? Paul Golden reports

Amere two months before Brexit brought the curtain down on David Cameron’s 11-year leadership of the UK Conservative Party, the former prime minister had only narrowly escaped an earlier end to his premiership.

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.

July 27, 2010

Few would argue that UBS is not beginning to improve the performance of its wealth management business. But some may question if the wealthy have regained the same level of trust they gave UBS back when it was the pre-eminent wealth manager in the world, writes David Bain.

Few would argue that UBS is not beginning to improve the performance of its wealth management business. But some may question if the wealthy have regained the same level of trust they gave UBS back when it was the pre-eminent wealth manager in the world, writes David Bain.
 
Tuesday's announcement of the bank's second quarter results show outflows from UBS' global wealth management business continuing to fall after the record amounts leaving the bank in 2009.
 

July 21, 2010

The offspring of wealthy business owners, or next gens, are facing potentially embarrassing tax demands as they inherit offshore bank accounts from deceased parents, writes Katie Barker.

The offspring of wealthy business owners, or next gens, are facing potentially embarrassing tax demands as they inherit offshore bank accounts from deceased parents, writes Katie Barker. 
 
The problem has risen to the surface in the last few years as governments seek to tighten tax loopholes for wealthy individuals stashing money in offshore centres.
 

June 18, 2010

Recent volatility has highlighted the need to diversify outside correlated assets in order to strengthen portfolios. Managed futures provide such diversification although they come with risks, writes Cherry Reynard.

Recent volatility has highlighted the need to diversify outside correlated assets in order to strengthen portfolios. Managed futures provide such diversification although they come with risks, writes Cherry Reynard.

August 14, 2009

Italian tax authorities are investigating the Agnelli family, owners of the car manufacturers Fiat, after allegations were made that Gianni Agnelli, the late Fiat chairman, hid €1 billion of undeclared assets in Swiss bank accounts.

Italian tax authorities are investigating the Agnelli family, owners of the car manufacturers Fiat, after allegations were made that Gianni Agnelli, the late Fiat chairman, hid €1 billion of undeclared assets in Swiss bank accounts.

March 1, 2008

In February, the world watched as one of the biggest offshore financial centres was investigated for fraud. Simon Hildrey analyses how this investigation came to happen and what the future holds for wealthy families who want to keep their assets secret and safe

In February, the world watched as one of the biggest offshore financial centres was investigated for fraud. Simon Hildrey analyses how this investigation came to happen and what the future holds for wealthy families who want to keep their assets secret and safe

September 1, 2004

There are all manner of financial instruments in full-service jurisdictions offering business families strategic avenues towards managing their wealth. So what makes Jersey so special? asks Bob Reynolds

Bob Reynolds is consultant editor of Offshore Red.

There are all manner of financial instruments in full-service jurisdictions offering business families strategic avenues towards managing their wealth. So what makes Jersey so special? asks Bob Reynolds

The years since 2000 have been transitional for many of the leading offshore jurisdictions. The weight of international regulation and a fiercely competitive market has forced jurisdictions to be original and flexible in their thinking.

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