Friday, 4 September, 2009

Vistra Continues with Global Expansion - October newsletter (edition 10)

We are now approaching the third anniversary of the launch of the Vistra brand on the 6th of November. During this time, Vistra has grown into a truly Global trust and corporate services provider. It is part of Vistra's strategy to continuously enlarge the network and further upgrade its service offering, we therefore welcome IK Investment Partners as a shareholder of Vistra. IK is the ideal partner to take Vistra onto the next stage of its ongoing development.

In the previous edition of our Newsletter we discussed the future of Swiss banking secrecy. As Switzerland was formally removed from the grey list on Friday 25th September,  we are pleased to provide you with an update.

Vistra Fund Services is our fund administration and fund formation division. Vistra Fund Services focuses on the administration of alternative funds specialising in private equity, property and hedge funds with complex or unusual investment policies or complex structures. In this newsletter we debate the changing face of fund administration.

We are proud to announce that Vistra has now opened an office in Dublin, which is able to provide a full range of corporate services. Having a presence in Ireland is the result of identifying this jurisdiction as a major European inward investment location. The combination of no Irish transfer pricing legislation and an attractive low rate of tax at 12.5% has made Ireland a key location in international tax planning.

Finally we have a closer look at the Private Trust Company as a vehicle for estate planning. This structure is appealing to wealthy individuals who are eager to maintain an element of control over wealth and business interests across generations.

Bart Deconinck
Chief Executive Officer