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Tax and Jurisdictions

June 18, 2010

Wealthy families around the world may appear to be facing a barrage of tax increases, but there is positive news if you look carefully, writes Selwyn Parker.

Wealthy families around the world may appear to be facing a barrage of tax increases, but there is positive news if you look carefully, writes Selwyn Parker.

June 18, 2010

The ability to tax plan and tax mitigate is now treated almost as the divine right of the wealthy, but in our straightened times is this attitude any longer morally defensible, assuming it ever was?

The ability to tax plan and tax mitigate is now treated almost as the divine right of the wealthy, but in our straightened times is this attitude any longer morally defensible, assuming it ever was? Equally, Governments are ill advised to impose excessive taxation on such a group which is largely mobile, certainly creative and undoubtedly wealth creating. How can this dilemma be reconciled?

June 18, 2010

With the transfer of wealth to the next generation of Asians underway and growing interest from highly-taxed western families, the region’s financial centres are rushing to court family offices, writes Paul Golden.

With the transfer of wealth to the next generation of Asians underway and growing interest from highly-taxed western families, the region's financial centres are rushing to court family offices, writes Paul Golden.

The relatively high percentage of first generation wealth creators in Asia has heightened awareness of family office services across the continent, with the major financial centres keen to promote themselves as the location of choice for these aspiring dynasties.

June 18, 2010

As established financial centres disagree on the merits of proposed European legislation, smaller jurisdictions such as Malta hope to benefit, writes Marc Smith

As established financial centres disagree on the merits of proposed European legislation, smaller jurisdictions such as Malta hope to benefit, writes Marc Smith.

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.

May 26, 2010

The image of Russian entrepreneurs in the popular press may be of rapacious capitalists with a penchant for huge yachts and modern art, but the reality is somewhat more complex according to a new report by UBS/Campden Research, writes Marc Smith.

The image of Russian entrepreneurs in the popular press may be of rapacious capitalists with a penchant for huge yachts and modern art, but the reality is somewhat more complex according to a new report by UBS/Campden Research, writes Marc Smith.

May 20, 2010

It is not only the world’s leading business and financial families that require the use of a family office; one of America’s most successful entertainment stars has this week announced that she is creating her own single family office, writes Katie Baker.

It is not only the world's leading business and financial families that require the use of a family office; one of America's most successful entertainment stars has this week announced that she is creating her own single family office, writes Katie Baker.

May 5, 2010

The UBS/Campden Research Russian Entrepreneurs Report provides a unique insight into the critical issues facing entrepreneurs, their firms and their families, reports Katie Barker

The UBS/Campden Research Russian Entrepreneurs Report provides a unique insight into the critical issues facing entrepreneurs, their firms and their families, reports Katie Barker.

March 18, 2010

Margherita Agnelli de Pahlen, daughter of the late Fiat chairman Gianni Agnelli, yesterday lost the court case she brought against her mother and three of her father’s advisors in which she claimed she had been denied her full inheritance.

Margherita Agnelli de Pahlen, daughter of the late Fiat chairman Gianni Agnelli, yesterday lost the court case she brought against her mother and three of her father's advisors in which she claimed she had been denied her full inheritance.
 
Fourth generation Agnelli de Pahlen claimed her father's estate had up to €1 billion in undeclared assets that had not taken into account and had called for a fuller accounting of the estate.
 

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