The Role of the Board of Directors and Management in Sustainable Value Creation
We are very pleased to announce that Leo Trust Switzerland AG has won for the second time in a row at the prestigious Swiss Wealth Briefing Awards 2023 in the Private Client Category Best Institutional Trust or Fiduciary Company.
The authors of this article review the 78 submissions presented on 475 pages to the Swiss Federal Government in Italian.
In this article, Dr. Strobl explores the growing importance of smart contracts and the significant growth in the Crypto Valley, which is gaining importance.
COVID-19 has had a profound impact on family businesses, especially with respect to operations, investments, digital money and the coaching of the next generation.
It is time to raise the awareness of the UK’s registers that it has put into place and intends to introduce regarding beneficial ownerships, which refers to the person who ultimately owns or controls an asset such as a property or a company and may differ from the legal owner. The purpose of beneficial ownership registers is to prevent individuals from being able to hide assets and income on which they own tax.
Popular holiday destination or major international financial centre? Both, says Harris Makriyiannis. The Managing Director of Leo Trust Cyprus talks also about services, products, the future – and eco-label awarded beaches.
Digital assets are increasingly becoming a fixed portfolio component of a demanding international clientele. In terms of effective estate planning, however, digital assets still lead a wallflower existence today.
Attention! If you are Swiss and want your estate to be secure, you need to take into account the revised Swiss inheritance law that comes into force on January 1st, 2023. Not everything will change, but one of the new features is that from 2023 testators will be able to freely dispose of a larger part of their estate.
Asia Outbound, designed to assist corporate structuring, asset protection, and immigration service providers, is one of the most trusted resources for Asia’s business and investment leaders. Leo Trust was not just attending this year’s Asia Outbound Summit in Dubai but participating with various key-note speeches.
What Leo Trust specialised in a few years ago was a much-discussed topic at this year's World Economic Forum: Non-Fungible Tokens, NFT. Leo Trust shed light on the fascination of NFT from an investment perspective at the WEF in Davos – and captivated the numerous guests with a live tokenization of a work of art.
Trusts have become an integral part of international wealth structuring and estate planning. Switzerland does not yet have its own trust law. Nevertheless, in 2018 the Federal Council was mandated to create the legal basis for a Swiss trust to strengthen Switzerland as a financial centre. But what is the situation today and what does the future hold?
Interlaken was calling. A delegation of Leo Trust Switzerland participated this year’s STEP Alpine Conference and talked, amongst others, about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the private client industry and provided insights to more than 300 participants.
At Leo Trust’s special event, special investigator of the Kantonspolizei Zürich, Adrian Leuzinger, appeared in front of a «full house». The deputy head of the task force did not, of course, go into the tactical and technical procedures of the police, but nevertheless revealed a great deal.
Switzerland's flat-rate taxation is an attractive tax model for wealthy foreign individuals. The approved flat-rate taxation, also called «lump-sum», «golden visa» or «tax ruling», is at the same time a residence permit. But beware: Requirements, handling, assessment bases etc. can vary from canton to canton. Moreover, not every canton offers this tax model.
Trust is an integral part of customer relationships and services, including digital services. But what are trust factors, what about the charter of trust – and what role plays artificial intelligence?
Didn’t you always want to know what sets Leo Trust apart from its peers? How Leo Trust masters the challenging environment? Be ready for some key insights.
Thanks to client-centric and trust-based strategy, first-class service quality, committed interdisciplinary teams of trust experts and the optimal position to provide highly complied crypto currency services – Leo Trust Switzerland wins the WealthBriefing Swiss Awards 2022 in the category «Institutional Trust or Fiduciary Company».
Investors and trustees need a clearer assessment of their investment risks, which calls for new risk assessment models and tax regulations for crypto assets.
In 2022, Panama will enforce two new obligations on entities: exclusively asset holding companies will be subject to the requirement to maintain accounting records going back five years, and both «commercial» entities operating outside Panama and exclusively asset holding entities will be obliged to submit annual accounting records to their Resident Agents.
On 15 October 2021, Cyprus approved the «Strategy for Attracting Businesses for Activities or/and Expansion of their Activities in Cyprus». With various key proposals, this action plan offers significant advantages for investors in Cyprus – and shows how Cyprus is becoming ever more business friendly.
Leo Trust’s CEO, Dimitar Jauch, reviews the past year and gazes into the future to predict what the new year promises for our crypto offering.
Forward-looking asset management includes estate planning. If assets are inherited on death or given away during the donor’s lifetime, inheritance or gift taxes are incurred. It is possible to reduce the tax burden by making a gift during your lifetime, with a usufruct.
Leo Trust is a pioneer in planning and implementing trust structures which incorporate crypto assets. In this interview, Dimitar Jauch, CEO of Leo Trust, talks about the advantages, risks, and costs of such structures. He also answers questions about the complexity and adaptability of these structures – and covers data security, estate planning, speed to market as well as philanthropy.
Economic Substance Act, Beneficial Onwership Act, possible sanctions, deadlines ... Are you keen on some insights on Bahamas, Belize, B.V.I., Cayman Islands, Marshall Islands Panama and Cyprus?
Polo sport is interdisciplinary, sophisticated, strategically challenging and racy. On top of that, it is synergizing tradition and innovation. No wonder we were excited to be part of the Patrons Cup.
Congratulations to Accuro Fiduciary, the winner of the STEP Private Client Awards 2021/2022 – category trust company of the year (midsize firm).
What may lead to a loss of trust between Swiss family offices and Swiss financial institutions and how it may be restored.
Leo Trust Switzerland has been shortlisted in the category of trust company of the year (midsize firm) in the prestigious STEP Private Client Awards, which highlights excellence among private client advisors in the international trust and financial services industry.
In front of around 25 select onsite attendees and 30 online participants, six experts guided the listeners through specific highlights such as state-of-the-art estate planning, asset management with cryptocurrencies, asset protection based on a real life case study with savvy take-aways and the evolution of corporate services in the new global tax environment.
Leo Trust hosts a wealth planning seminar for Chinese HNWI. Lauren Nan, Relationship Manager Key Clients at Leo Trust, will show how Chinese families in particular can diversify, protect and grow their wealth.
Crypto assets are digital equivalents of real assets, technically managed via blockchain or distributed ledger. This class of assets is young, making it correspondingly difficult to forecast its development. But it is already clear today: crypto-assets have a future!
Actively Managed Certificates. They are a way to integrate crypto assets into an investment portfolio.
Leo Trust Switzerland AG is a globally active financial services provider for 40 years, offering a variety of services for institutional and private clients. However, the business is changing. On the one hand, due to constantly changing regulatory standards and laws; on the other hand, due to digitalisation, globalisation and highly specific client expectations.
Leo Trust Switzerland AG is a globally active financial services provider for 40 years; with a broad spectrum of services for institutional and private clients. Since April, the operational management company based in Zurich has been overseen by the 31-year-old CEO Dimitar Jauch. In this interview, he talks about changes in the competitive environment, where and why the digitalisation of the business makes sense, the balance between the tried and tested and change - but above all about why Switzerland has a future as a financial centre.