December 18, 2016

The Future of Family Offices: Regulation and the Right Location

Increased scrutiny and legislative pressures for transparency are transforming the family office industry. The global drive toward systemic reforms has radically altered the regulatory landscape, prompting a search for more efficient jurisdictions and more competitive structures. ...

Different jurisdictions may dovetail with the family’s priorities — from Bermuda, the Caymans or the British Virgin Islands, to Ireland, Luxembourg, or possibly the United States. Singapore, for instance, offers a prime example of a location where English is spoken and UK law is followed. “It’s easy to get to, which has made it a magnet for wealthy Asian family offices,” says Fred Tannenbaum, managing partner at Gould & Ratner. He notes, “They like its dynamism and energy and 21st century outlook.”

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