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Insight

13 January 2021

Timing, cost and control: Top 3 considerations for deemed domicile planning.

As the 5th April deadline approaches Debbie Lumsden, Private Client Director at VG, explores the top three considerations for clients and their advisors when contemplating settling an offshore trust as part of deemed domicile planning.

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Debbie Lumsden

Private Client Director

News

6 January 2021

VG kicks-off 2021 with a sweep of promotions

We are delighted to have kicked-off the new year across our funds, private client, family office, corporate and compliance teams with 8 promotions, effective 1 January 2021, as we continue to strengthen our talent base.

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VG

Press Office

News

18 December 2020

VG celebrates a year of growth

We close off the year by celebrating the appointment of a raft of new employees throughout 2020 as part of our focus on growth and a commitment to attracting the best local talent.

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VG

Press Office

Insight

1 December 2020

The April countdown begins: Is tax the only driver for establishing a trust?

As a whirl wind 2020 draws to a close, it sets the scene for UK-resident non-domiciliaries to begin considering their plans for 2021, particularly for those who will become deemed-domiciled. Whilst the tax protections afforded by “protected settlements” tend to command the spotlight, Debbie Lumsden explores the many non-tax related advantages which can help meet the many demands, desires and concerns of prospective settlors.

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Debbie Lumsden

Private Client Director

Insight

16 November 2020

Building on a solid foundation

Ashley Le Feuvre, Director of VG Fund Services Limited considers, the key trends currently driving growth and development within Jersey’s funds industry.

 

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Ashley Le Feuvre

Director,
VG Funds

News

26 October 2020

Venturing beyond borders: A South African perspective

South Africans venturing offshore (whether investing directly or setting up structures), have been accused of disloyalty to the country. There are several reasons why this is simply not true and why offshore should feature in the investment landscape of all South Africans.

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Paul Roper

Director

News

26 October 2020

Steve Langan appointed to lead VG’s corporate and capital markets business

Steve has a proven track record of delivering exceptional outcomes across global markets and a deep understanding of capital markets; he will lead a team in Jersey administering a diverse portfolio of employee benefits, corporate and private wealth structures, together with expanding the existing capital markets business.

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VG

Press Office

News

26 November 2020

The best of both worlds: investments that are both Shariah-compliant and sustainable

Shariah-compliant finance was taking an ethical view of investing long before the rise of sustainable investment strategies in western financial markets. Now, as both Shariah-compliant and sustainable investments expand, investors and issuers are finding increasing complementarity between Shariah-compliant investments and those that also comply with international standards on sustainable investing. Trevor Norman, Director of Islamic Finance and Funds at VG, explains how these two investment markets are converging.

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Trevor Norman

Director - Islamic Finance and Funds Group

Insight

21 October 2020

Trust us, take tax advice.

There are occasions when clients and their representatives tell us that a structure is not tax driven and sometimes we are told that there are ‘no tax issues’. So, why else should clients and their advisers consider taking tax advice?

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Debbie Lumsden

Private Client Director

News

1 October 2020

VG appoints Paul Roper as Director

Paul’s appointment further strengthens our leadership team which, alongside Paul’s extensive knowledge of the African market, will extend our offering and reach into our core growth markets.

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VG

Press Office

News

29 July 2020

VG named on 2020 eprivateclient Top Trust companies

VG has once again been recognised in the annual eprivateclient Top Trust Companies rankings, one of the industry’s most prestigious directories of private-client solutions providers across the globe.

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VG

Press Office

Insight

29 July 2020

The becoming ‘deemed domiciled’ in the UK conundrum; is your client holding the “right” assets?

The ability to create a ‘protected settlement’, prior to becoming deemed domiciled in the UK for all tax purposes, can be a “golden opportunity”.  But what if it is also a curse?

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Debbie Lumsden

Private Client Director

Insight

14 July 2020

Are you getting fair value from your employee benefit trust provider?

With companies generally scrutinising their expenditure, this might be the opportune time to contemplate the service levels they are receiving in comparison to the fees of such service, to determine whether they are getting fair value.

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Ross Crick

Manager

Insight

9 July 2020

Will you be looking to benefit from the UK stamp duty holiday?

UK chancellor, Rishi Sunak, yesterday announced a stamp duty holiday. For those looking to expand their portfolios, it seems as though now is as good a time as any.

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Dominic Coyne

Associate Director

Insight

8 June 2020

Fundraising in a crisis: why it’s time to consider a Jersey cash box.

COVID-19 has, in many cases, placed significant stresses on companies’ cash flows, even public limited companies (PLCs), and they may need an alternative, fast, flexible and cost-effective way of raising capital to safeguard the future of their businesses and staff.

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Ross Crick

Manager

Insight

19 March 2020

A once in a lifetime, golden opportunity – time is ticking.

As seems to be the case every year, as we lead up to the 6 April UK tax year-end, the more enquiries we get from clients and advisors looking to undertake planning and implement structuring before the client becomes ‘deemed domiciled’ in the UK for all tax purposes. So what is all the rush about?

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Debbie Lumsden

Private Client Director

News

21 April 2020

Head of Compliance and Risk promoted to Director at VG

We are delighted to announce that Ian Murphy, previously Head of Compliance and Risk at VG,  has been promoted to the position of Director of VG and its underlying companies. 

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VG

Press Office

News

16 March 2020

VG strengthens business development team with two hires

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Debbie Lumsden as Private Client Director of VG. Debbie is tasked with growing the private wealth structuring business as part of the company’s next phase of growth.

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VG

Press Office

Insight

6 March 2020

2020 - Lifting the veil on women in the Middle East

The International Women’s Day 2020 campaign theme is #EachforEqual. As I consider the notion that an equal world is an enabled world, I reflect back on my first experience of being a woman in the Middle East.

News

25 February 2020

Iain Mason promoted to Managing Director of VG

Iain not only brings unrivalled technical knowledge, he has a solid, holistic in-depth knowledge and understanding of our business. 

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VG

Press Office