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Embracing the new world of private wealth

As the world rebounds from COVID-19 and the rate of digital adoption continues to accelerate, the advice that UHNWs require is changing at a rapid pace.

The Citywealth IFC Conference will bring together the leading offshore and onshore advisors to discuss what matters to UHNWs today, keeping them informed of the latest issues and developments.

Tuesday 25th January, 2022

10:00

Registration, Coffee & Networking on arrival

10.30

Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Co-chair

Jon Conder, Partner, Macfarlanes 

Jon Conder is a partner in the private client group at Macfarlanes LLP.  He advises UK and international private clients and trustees on all aspects of tax, trust, estate and succession planning and on philanthropic matters.

10:40

Keynote

Industry update post-covid. Views on the path ahead for our services given impact of heavier scrutiny, regulatory supervision and the global reporting protocols

Professor Matthew Goodwin

A leading expert on issues relating to geo-politics, elections, voting and public mood. He has talked to more than 250 organizations around the world on these issues, ranging from the Bank of England and the European Parliament to the U.S. State Department, Deutsche Bank and Clifford Chance. He is the author of five books including the Sunday Times bestseller 'National Populism'

11:15

Jurisdictional Round-up

Key updates from across the IFCs. E.g. Important trust law decisions of the year etc.

  • Jersey

  • IOM

  • Guernsey

  • Switzerland

  • Bermuda

  • Cayman

12:00

Future of Fintech in the IFCs

12:45

Lunch

1:45

ESG & Investments

2:30

Crypto Assets as Trust Assets

Gary Ashford, Partner, Harbottle & Lewis 

Gary Ashford is a well-known international tax partner, with particular expertise in contentious tax matters. He previously held senior positions at HMRC and leading accountancy firms.

3:15

Refreshment/Networking break

3:45

Divorce: When Asset Protection goes too far

Zahra Pabani, Partner, Irwin Mitchell

Zahra is a Family Law Partner at Irwin Mitchell, working in the Birmingham and London offices. Zahra is part of the national team and support clients in the UK and internationally.

4:30

Debate: Do we need a wealth tax?

Moderated by David Cracknell, former Political Editor of The Sunday Times & Founder of Big Tent Communications

Prior to launching his own consultancy in 2008, he covered politics for newspapers for over 15 years, including stints at The Sunday TelegraphPress Association and finally being political editor at The Sunday Times

Andy Summers, Associate Professor of Law, London School of Economics

Andy's work on tax law and policy focuses on the taxation of wealth. Andy uses administrative tax data to study tax planning by the very rich (top 1% by income, and high net worth individuals). Current projects include studies on capital gains and measurement of inequality, the UK’s ‘non-dom’ tax regime, and tax and international migration. 

5:20

Close of Conference

5:30

Closing Drinks and Networking