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VG named on Top Trust Companies 2019 list

Jersey fiduciary and administration company VG has been named as a Top Tier Independent Trust Company in the annual eprivateclient Top Trust Company rankings, one of the industry’s most prestigious directories of private-client solutions providers across the globe.

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Substance in Action 2004

In what promises to be a landmark decision, an Upper Tribunal has reversed the findings from a decision issued in August 2017 which argued that several Jersey companies administered by VG in 2004 were tax resident in the UK.

Trevor Norman and Simon Perchard, Directors

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UK real estate structures – time for a health check?

Now is the time to consider submitting commercial property structures to a health check.

Trevor Norman, Director

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Waiting for the lightning bolt!

If you wait for the ‘giant leap for mankind’  you are very unlikely to recognise the ‘small step for man’ with which the journey of transformation begins....

Mark Hucker, Managing Director

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International Savings Plans

Launched in Jersey on 1 January 2019, the international savings plan (ISP) is a new way for employers to establish a savings plan product in a highly reputable and very well-regulated jurisdiction.

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VG strengthens funds team

VG has made several personnel hires and promotions to support the development of its funds offering into new regions and asset classes. 

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VG introduces Mental Health First Aid team and raises funds for Mind Jersey

VG has created a dedicated Mental Health First Aid team as part of its investment into employee wellbeing.

 

 

 

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VG promotes Claire Malkoun to the board

VG is delighted to announce that Claire Malkoun, Director of Business Development, has been promoted to Board level, bringing the total number of VG main Board members to ten.

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VG awarded Islamic finance hat trick

VG was recognised at the Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) on 29th September 2018, when the company was named Best Islamic Trust Formation Services Provider for the third year running.

 

 

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VG’s Ben Schofield named in ‘Top 35 Under 35’

VG is thrilled to announce that Senior Trust Officer Ben Schofield has been named in the inaugural ‘Channel Islands Top 35 Under 35’ list published by eprivateclient.

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Faith value

An insight into the latest developments in Shariah-compliant alternative investments from Trevor Norman and Dominic Coyne of VG’s Islamic finance team in this month’s STEP Journal, Volume 19, Issue 7. www.step.org/journal/step-journal-april-2018-full-issue/faith-value.

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A rock and a hard place…

Once upon a time, a business could try to solve its legacy system problems by studying gaps and opportunities, looking at a range of alternative products, issuing a Request for Proposal, evaluating the responses, making a decision and negotiating a contract… and then launching a light-dimming, morale-sapping implementation project.

Mark Hucker, Managing Director

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VG Boosts Business with New Joiners

Following its successful rebrand from Volaw Group to VG in September 2017 and as part of its focus on growth and the aim to delight its clients, VG has seen a raft of new employees join the fiduciary and administration company across all areas of the business.

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EBTs: A question of sport?

For anyone even remotely interested or involved in employee benefit trusts (EBTs), you would have to have been castaway on a remote island to miss this July’s Supreme Court judgement in favour of HMRC in relation to Glasgow Rangers Football Club.

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Innovation and Change in Islamic Finance

When I first visited Dubai on business in early 1996, the only completed tower block on Sheikh Zayed Road was the World Trade Centre Tower and the road itself was little more than a dual carriageway...

Trevor Norman, Director

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Diversity and Having a Voice

What does diversity really mean in a business sense, who does it include and why is it important?

Claire Malkoun, Group Head of Business Development

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Beyond Brexit - a Jersey view

Mark Hucker joined VG as its new Managing Director in January 2017. He reflects on his new position within Jersey’s fiduciary services industry, and the changes within the sector.

Mark Hucker, Managing Director

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When is a fund not a fund?

This may sound like the first line of a joke but in fact it highlights a very real question for the fiduciary sector about how to distinguish between private client services, corporate structures and funds and whether, in fact, it makes any sense to even try to do so.

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Giving Trust a New Lease of Life

The concept of trust is tried and tested over centuries.

But the reasons for setting up trusts have subtly shifted over time with a greater emphasis on tax and fiscal planning or, to put it another way, as a means of removing certain obligations from the settlor (or other parties).

Simon Perchard, Director

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Volaw Group rebrands and launches new logo

VG brand reflects heritage and journey forward.

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VG Wins Recognition Again

VG Retains GIFA Best Islamic Trust Formation Services Award.