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September 20, 2021

Rubin family’s Pentland shifts from Brexit Britain to Ireland, Lachlan Murdoch stamps $7 billion influence as deal-making successor, Pernod Ricard acquires premium brands and buybacks shares.

Rubin family’s Pentland shifts from Brexit Britain to Ireland

Pentland Group, the British Rubin family-controlled owner of sports brands Speedo and Lacoste and majority owner of high street retailer JD Sports, has moved offshore because of Brexit.

However, the $9 billion group said its daily trade will stay in the UK and be taxed under UK jurisdiction.

February 2, 2021

Some beneficiaries discover that faith in fiduciaries can be misplaced. A combination of events, poor decision making, or even malign actors can see the value of fortunes thought to be in safe hands wiped out. 

Some beneficiaries discover that faith in fiduciaries can be misplaced. A combination of events, poor decision making, or even malign actors can see the value of fortunes thought to be in safe hands wiped out.

What should a beneficiary in such a position do next? The first step is to obtain information.

Information gathering

July 10, 2018

If you and your family are tired of rain and cold weather and dreaming of a non-stop summer, we can help you make your dreams come true.

If you and your family are tired of rain and cold weather and dreaming of a non-stop summer, we can help you make your dreams come true.

You can easily move to Cyprus and—within a few short months—obtain both permanent residency and Cypriot citizenship. Enjoy a never-ending summer as well as all the benefits of being an EU citizen. 

October 7, 2016

Will the Panama Papers mark a tipping point for families and their advisers? And what will families need to do to fend off public criticism?

Will the Panama Papers mark a tipping point for families and their advisers? And what will families need to do to fend off public criticism? Paul Golden reports

A mere two months before Brexit brought the curtain down on David Cameron’s 11-year leadership of the UK Conservative Party, the former prime minister had only narrowly escaped an earlier end to his premiership.

June 23, 2011

In the days before air travel and telecommunications shrank the planet, members of wealthy families used to live within close range both of each other and the source of their wealth. It was therefore the residence of the patriarch or other key family members that determined the location of the family office. Today, the opposite holds true. 

In the days before air travel and telecommunications shrank the planet, members of wealthy families used to live within close range both of each other and the source of their wealth. It was therefore the residence of the patriarch or other key family members that determined the location of the family office.

July 27, 2010

Few would argue that UBS is not beginning to improve the performance of its wealth management business. But some may question if the wealthy have regained the same level of trust they gave UBS back when it was the pre-eminent wealth manager in the world, writes David Bain.

Few would argue that UBS is not beginning to improve the performance of its wealth management business. But some may question if the wealthy have regained the same level of trust they gave UBS back when it was the pre-eminent wealth manager in the world, writes David Bain.
 
Tuesday's announcement of the bank's second quarter results show outflows from UBS' global wealth management business continuing to fall after the record amounts leaving the bank in 2009.
 

July 21, 2010

The offspring of wealthy business owners, or next gens, are facing potentially embarrassing tax demands as they inherit offshore bank accounts from deceased parents, writes Katie Barker.

The offspring of wealthy business owners, or next gens, are facing potentially embarrassing tax demands as they inherit offshore bank accounts from deceased parents, writes Katie Barker. 
 
The problem has risen to the surface in the last few years as governments seek to tighten tax loopholes for wealthy individuals stashing money in offshore centres.
 

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.

August 14, 2009

Italian tax authorities are investigating the Agnelli family, owners of the car manufacturers Fiat, after allegations were made that Gianni Agnelli, the late Fiat chairman, hid €1 billion of undeclared assets in Swiss bank accounts.

Italian tax authorities are investigating the Agnelli family, owners of the car manufacturers Fiat, after allegations were made that Gianni Agnelli, the late Fiat chairman, hid €1 billion of undeclared assets in Swiss bank accounts.

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