The week on eprivateclient: Maitland, 'million-heirs', TMF Group and more...

16/02/2018 Will Sidery

A look at the top stories on eprivateclient this week…


Global trust firm, Estera, strengthens its Jersey team with the appointment of David Lambotte, who joins as a director having worked previously at Intertrust in the Cayman Islands for two and a half years where he was a director and head of private wealth Caribbean

A loved-up Derby bookkeeper who pretended to be a fully qualified accountant to steal £143,957 through tax fraud, sending more than £100,000 of it to a woman he’d never met in Canada, is locked up for three and a half years


One in 25 people expect to become ‘million-heirs’, and inherit an estate worth £1 million or more, according to Canada Life’s annual Inheritance Tax Monitor survey of people over 45 whilst around one person in 50 expects to inherit more than £5 million

Following its rebrand from Volaw Group to VG in September 2017 and as part of its focus on growth, trust company VG makes a raft of new hires across all areas of the business


Global advisory and fund administration firm Maitland will offer private client fiduciary services in Guernsey now having obtained its full fiduciary licence in the Channel Island

Fiduciary services provider, TMF Group, signs former football referee Pierluigi Collina as a global brand ambassador. Mr Collina, who refereed two World Cup finals, joins explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes in the role


2017 eprivateclient Top Trust Company, First Names Group, hires Stuart Pinnington as group managing director - corporate services from JTC Group

EY names Kate Barton as its new global tax leader. From 1 July, Ms Barton will oversee all aspects of EY tax strategy and operations, which represents combined annual revenues of approximately US$8.2 billion in revenue and more than 50,000 tax professionals around the world


Former BBC Look North presenter Christa Akroyd loses a Tax Tribunal against HMRC leaving her with a half a million pound tax bill in what is being seen as “a blow to television presenters working for the BBC through personal service companies”

The Canada Revenue Agency carries out three search warrants as part of an offshore tax evasion criminal investigation related to the data leak from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca

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