Tuesday, 4 October, 2011

Bridging Europe and Asia - October Newsletter (edition 15)

As we approach the fifth anniversary of the launch of the Vistra brand in November of this year, we look back over a successful summer which has seen Vistra grow into a truly global trust and corporate services provider.

The merger with the Offshore Incorporations group of companies in Asia announced in our March newsletter has now been delivered on time with the final stage, the rebranding and integration of Acceptor and Credence Trust, completed over the summer.

With an Asian pedigree stretching back 30 years, Acceptor and Credence Trust will add significantly to the range of services we are able to offer clients. Combined with the strength of our European network, we are now in a position to link Asia with Europe for any solution our clients might require. Vistra Asia now has offices in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Guangzhou (China) with further expansion into China imminent.

The range of services Vistra can now offer for doing business in China comes under the spotlight in a separate feature entitled "Vistra solutions for doing business in China".

Vistra Fund Services has also been in the news recently, both from our Jersey and Luxembourg offices. You can read about our acquisition of Herald Fund Services in Jersey and the launch of the Privium Selection Fund platform by Vistra Luxembourg. Vistra Fund Services focuses on the administration of private equity, property and hedge funds with complex or unusual investment policies.

With the Middle East never far from the news, our Jersey team debates the impact of the Arab Spring on the London property market and highlights some considerations for the Middle Eastern family wishing to restructure assets into western markets.

Finally we highlight some important events and conference dates for your diary. I hope you will enjoy this October issue of our newsletter and wish you all the best for the remainder of this year.

Bart Deconinck
Executive Chairman