• (Face to Face & Zoom) Notifiable Transactions Listing Rules: Chapter 14

    The purpose of Chapter 14 of the Listing Rules is to provide shareholders of listed companies and the general public timely disclosure of relevant information so that the public and the investors are kept fully informed of information necessary for them to appraise the position of the listed group.  It will also provide an opportunity for them to participate in major corporate decisions.  This course will provide an in-depth and detailed analysis of the current requirements in Chapter 14 of the Listing Rules by way of flowcharts and examples.

    15 May, 2020

  • (Live Face to Face & Zoom) Introduction to Trusts

    The trust vehicle is frequently used by families to manage, preserve and protect family wealth, as well as a means for estate and succession planning.  What are the benefits, objectives or purposes of setting up a trust? What are the key issues that a client (settlor) would need to consider in using a trust? How can the settlor maintain control of trust assets?

    This course will provide a useful update for those who are considering setting up a trust or those who are advising clients on trust related matters.

    29 Sep, 2020

  • (Live Face to Face & Zoom) Economic Substance – Impact on Private Clients, Trustees and Family Offices

    This course will go through the new “economic substance” (“ES”) laws in the major offshore financial centres and how it affects private wealth structures.

    In December 2017, the European Union Code of Conduct Group carried out a review of the tax policies of those jurisdictions with zero or only nominal taxation and considered the concept of “economic substance”. Many jurisdictions have introduced laws to deal with this issue.

    The new laws impose requirements in respect of company management, operating expenditure, human resources and income generating activities. Non-compliance with the law could lead to financial penalties and the business entity being struck off.

    The speaker will walk you through the economic substance test to help you identify the business entities affected by the new law and how to comply.

    08 Sep, 2020

  • (Live Face to Face & Zoom) Introduction to Family Offices

    Over the years, family offices have been playing an increasingly dominant role in the world of private wealth management. But what exactly is a family office, and should every family have one?

    A family office is in simple terms, a privately held company set up by ultra-high-net-worth individuals (“UHNW) to manage their business interests and investment portfolios with the goal being to effectively grow and transfer wealth across generations. There are many different structures and variables to consider first, therefore careful planning is required to ensure a family’s wealth can thrive over time. This course will provide an introduction to family offices, exploring what they do, the different structures and important practical considerations.

    The speaker will also provide his own experiences and insights on trends in the family office industry. Mr. Grasby has more than 20 years’ post qualification experience in a wide variety of areas predominantly with a focus on private client and private wealth.

    23 Sep, 2020