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October 7, 2020

HM Revenue & Customs’ powers to obtain information from financial institutions are set to increase, with the requirement for taxpayer or tribunal approval to be removed. Although not yet in force, the legislation is at an advanced stage and will be of interest to family offices.

HM Revenue & Customs’ powers to obtain information from financial institutions are set to increase, with the requirement for taxpayer or tribunal approval to be removed. Although not yet in force, the legislation is at an advanced stage and will be of interest to family offices.

What the new powers mean

June 21, 2013

An Australian white paper examining the role of family businesses in the national economy could be forgotten in the wake of national elections this year, a family business expert says.

An Australian white paper examining the role of family businesses in the national economy could be forgotten in the wake of national elections this year, a family business expert says.

The report, Family Business in Australia – Different and Significant, published in March, was the result of months of research by a parliamentary joint committee aiming to quantify the contribution of family businesses to the economy and to assess the challenges they face.

October 28, 2010

US family offices won a significant battle in their efforts to remain private earlier this year when they gained exemption from the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, writes Katie Barker

US family offices won a significant battle in their efforts to remain private earlier this year when they gained exemption from the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, writes Katie Barker.

Following the backlash from family offices over having to register with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and in order not to inadvertently disadvantage family offices, the US regulators amended the reforms to exclude family offices.

June 30, 2010

The financial crisis has demonstrated the need for new regulatory approaches and increased supervision of financial service providers. This has sparked a raft of new legislation that attempts to ensure no such crisis happens again.

The financial crisis has demonstrated the need for new regulatory approaches and more intense supervision of financial service providers, writes James Denton.

This has sparked a raft of new legislation from governments internationally as they attempt to ensure no such crisis happens again. Such regulation has consequences for wealthy families and their family offices who will need to comply with the new rules on reporting and governance.

June 25, 2009

The motives behind the draft EU directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers may be questionable, but it is hard to disagree with policymakers' objectives to enhance transparency and to create harmonised regulatory standards for alternative investment managers in Europe.

The motives behind the draft EU directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers may be questionable, but it is hard to disagree with policymakers' objectives to enhance transparency and to create harmonised regulatory standards for alternative investment managers in Europe. The dilemma is how to put these ambitions into practice in a cost effective, coherent and fair-minded way.

May 1, 2006

Restrictions on succession issues potentially limit the profitable continuity of Italian family businesses. However, recent legislative changes have paved the way to substantially improve the situation, as Gioacchina Attanzio reveals

Gioacchino Attanzio  is managing director of AIdAF (FBN Italy).

Restrictions on succession issues potentially limit the profitable continuity of Italian family businesses. However, recent legislative changes have paved the way to substantially improve the situation, as Gioacchina Attanzio reveals

July 1, 2004

A trust can be used to plan the future of a family business, create tax efficiencies and safeguard family wealth. Are they just a domain for the very rich? Not necessarily, says Iris Wuenschmann-Lyall

Iris Wuenschmann-Lyall TEP is a consultant at Toby Harris Tax Consultancy.

A trust can be used to plan the future of a family business, create tax efficiencies and safeguard family wealth. Are they just a domain for the very rich? Not necessarily, says Iris Wuenschmann-Lyall

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