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Aug 15
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09:00 - 09:10 10 mins
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Chairman's Opening Remarks
  • Chad Ellsworth - Partner, Fragomen Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
09:10 - 09:50 40 mins
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Global Risk 2017 & Beyond: A macro economic & political overview of core factors affecting stability in the world.
  • A global overview of the world economy with a view to both political and economic flash-points
  • A review of the Trump Presidency and Brexit-related risk factors
  • Emerging Market Risk - Brazil, Turkey and South Africa
  • China's economy and prospects for the near future.
  • Core additional flash-points of inequality, climate change together with geo-political uncertainty in South-East Asia
  • Daniel Silke, Political Analyst
09:50 - 10:30 40 mins
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Tax – What does Singapore Have to Offer
  • Residence
  • Taxable income and rates
  • Inheritance tax and gift tax
  • Real property tax
  • Shanker Iyer - Chairman, Iyer Practice
  • Anuj Kagalwala - Tax Partner, PwC
11:10 - 11:40 30 mins
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Refreshment Break
11:40 - 12:20 40 mins
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Geo-Politics and HNW Migration - Immigration policy in a Trump Brexit World

How will the dramatic shift in Europe towards anti-immigrant parties, the rise of Trump and Brexit affect immigration and specific CBI in the months and years ahead

  • The impact of anti-establishment/anti-globalisation trends in the west have on our clients
  • The Politics of Migration - Why is it so controversial?
  • How are broad trends like populism affecting governments and migration policies?
  • Impact of Trump’s immigration policy
  • Elimination of US estate / gift tax?
  • Are UHNWs concerned and where might this lead?
  • Might these trends create opportunities?
  • Shaping public opinion around immigration across the west
  • How future demographic shifts will impact on established democracies and party politics
  • What might the impact be on the products and services we provide
  • Matthew Goodwin - Politics and International Relations, The Univeristy of Kent , Senior Visiting Fellow, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House
  • Chad Ellsworth - Partner, Fragomen Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
12:20 - 12:50 30 mins
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Cyprus: A credible international business centre and FDI destination since antiquity. Opportunities for investment
  • Outlook of the economy
  • Competitive advantages
  • Key economic sectors
  • Investment opportunities
  • Nicolas Theocharides - Board Member, Invest Cyprus
12:50 - 13:20 30 mins
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European Residence-by-Investment: Malta, Cyprus and Portugal
  • Comparison of the different options available 
    • Malta 
    • Cyprus
    • Portugal
  • How long does it take
  • International flexibility
  • Rankings
  • Real estate options 
  • Characteristics of the current market
  • Summary
  • Dominic Volek - Managing Partner, Head of Southeast Asia, Henley & Partners
  • Nicolas Theocharides - Board Member, Invest Cyprus
13:20 - 14:30 70 mins
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Lunch
14:30 - 15:10 40 mins
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Jurisdictional Issues in the Context of Wealth Structuring.
  • Residence issues 
  • Traps for the unwary
  • Opportunities for the global HNW
  • Catriona Syed - Partner, Charles Russell Speechlys
  • Gurbachan Singh - Partner, GSM Law LLP
  • Shimon Takagi, Takagi Law Office
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
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Travel Freedom: a comparison of the leading Citizenship-by-Investment programs in the Caribbean
  • Grenada
  • Antigua & Barbuda
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Kitts & Nevis: Future?
  • Nirbhay Handa - Manager, Henley & Partners
15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
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Access to North America
  • Through the US Virgin Islands
  • EB5
  • Canada: the Venture Capital Investor Program
  • Chad Ellsworth - Partner, Fragomen Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
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Refreshment Break
16:30 - 17:10 40 mins
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Understanding Key Drivers in Asset Protection
  • Drivers for overseas investments - geopolitical and economic risk factors
  • Development of wealth structures - what’s in place
  • Has it been built to last?
  • Regulatory and tax pressures - offshore/onshore
  • What does the future hold?
  • Thelma Kwan - Barrister-at-Law, Hong Kong
17:10 - 17:40 30 mins
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UK Investor Immigration Program post Brexit
  • The UK’s Investor Visa actually gained popularity after the Brexit vote causing a surge in applications in the months following the referendum.
  • Discussion of likely future trends in light of Brexit
  • Value of investment
  • Duration of visa and terms to be aware of
  • Nadine Goldfoot - Partner, Fragomen LLP
17:40 - 17:45 5 mins
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Chairman's Close of Conference
  • Chad Ellsworth - Partner, Fragomen Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP
17:45 - 19:15 90 mins
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Drinks Reception