Thursday, 15 March, 2007

Vistra Newsletter (edition 2)

Vistra is proud to announce that its second newsletter was sent to clients and intermediaries. In this recent edition we put the spotlight on the use of Private Trust Companies as an effective vehicle for estate and inheritance planning.

In addition Walter Stresemann gives his personal view on the taxation of wealth in "On Robbery, Pies and Taxes". Walter Stresemann joins Vistra’s Executive Board and its Swiss operations as Managing Director in March 2007.

Finallly, civil law foundations and trusts are at the centre of the most commonly used estate planning techniques; nonetheless, clients and their advisers are often confused about their exact nature and attributes. In this newsleter we outline similarities and differences.