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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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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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Global Elite recognition for Martyn and Jonathan

Two PraxisIFM Directors have been featured in the 2021 Private Client Global Elite Directory. Martyn Crespel, Chairman for our UAE operations based in Abu Dhabi and Jonathan Bailey, based in Guernsey, have both been recognised on the Global Elite – Elite Recommends list. Designed to profile the world’s most elite...

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Top 50 most influential listing for wealth structuring expert

David Piesing, Director and Head of Wealth Structuring in our Guernsey Private Client & Corporate team, has been named one of eprivateclient’s 2021 50 Most Influential. The listing recognises David as a key and leading industry professional who has made notable impact on the UK and UK Crown Dependencies’ private...

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PraxisIFM’s expertise recognised with three Citywealth IFC shortlistings

We’re very proud to announce that PraxisIFM has been shortlisted for three Citywealth International Financial Centre (IFC) Awards, highlighting the excellence of the Group’s private client and corporate services in the major international financial centres. The Group’s Guernsey and Hong Kong Trust teams have both been shortlisted for Trust Company...

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Trustees and sustainable investing

PraxisIFM has a long tradition of working with families and legal advisors to tailor trust provisions to meet their specific needs and concerns, including the way that trust funds are invested. In this article, In House Legal Counsel Mark Biddlecombe takes a look at trusts and sustainable investing. One of...

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