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Relocating to the UAE – the changing landscape

Blue sky thinking in this small Arab Sheikhdom seems to be the order of the day. In these times of COVID19, a liberal more open and flexible attitude exists which aims to attract and retain the best talented people whether they be in industry, sciences or the arts. Martyn Crespel...

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A holistic approach to private wealth

The “Ten Domains” model published by The UHNW Institute offers clarity of thought for private client practitioners. The Institute  is a non-profit, independent “Think Tank” focusing on thought leadership for ultra-high net worth families, family offices, their advisers and those serving those families more generally. The Institute believes that this...

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IFM leading the way on sustainability regulation

International Fund Management Ltd (IFM) has announced that as an alternative investment fund manager (AIFM), it is fully compliant with the EU’s new Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations (SFDR). SFDR has been introduced to satisfy the appetite for greater clarity and transparency at both AIFM and product levels. While the UK...

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Board appointment for PraxisIFM Group

The PraxisIFM Group has announced the appointment of a new Board member, with Peter Gillson joining as a Non-Executive Director. Mr Gillson is also Non-Executive Director of the Group’s largest shareholder, the Financial Services Opportunities Investment Fund Limited (FSOIF) and will represent the fund on the PraxisIFM Board. He co-founded...

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Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

2015 was a defining year in the fight against climate change. On 25 September 2015, the UN adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which placed the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at its core. This was followed on 12 December 2015 by the Paris Agreement, a legally binding international...

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UK Budget update

Yesterday’s UK Budget provided some positive news for our SME clients. Business grants, the stamp duty holiday extension and the still competitive corporation tax rates increases (which are not due to be implemented until 2023 in any event) will be well received. The widely-anticipated stamp duty holiday extension should help...

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Flexible family investment arrangements

A growing trend among family offices, along with major family wealth structures, is to establish Private Family Funds (PFFs) to create formalised investment vehicles. In this article Head of Wealth Structuring David Piesing looks at the advantages of PFF and why they are becoming increasingly popular. In many respects PFF...

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PraxisIFM Switzerland trustees win back-to-back in Citywealth IFC Awards

Congratulations to Hakim Berhoune, Director at PraxisIFM Trust SA, who has been named Trustee of the Year – Switzerland in the 2021 Citywealth IFC Awards. This is the second consecutive year that a Director from our Switzerland Trust team has been named Trustee of the Year in their respective category,...

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Flexible Family Investment Companies provide trusts alternative

Family Investment Companies (FICs) are becoming more widely acknowledged as an alternative to a trust in the international wealth environment. In this article Head of Wealth Structuring David Piesing looks at the structures available and why the flexibility of FICs makes them a welcome addition to the range of options....

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PraxisIFM announces Board appointment

The PraxisIFM Group has announced the appointment of a new Board member. Stephanie Coxon has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit Committee. The appointment is announced shortly after the release of the global professional administration services company’s Interim 2021 financial results, which showed that the...

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