Michael Thomas

Global Head of Information Reporting Services

Michael Thomas

Michael joined Vistra in January 2018 as Global Head of Information Reporting Services based in Jersey. He is responsible for tax transparency initiatives, general tax compliance matters for Vistra globally, and is an active member of Vistra’s response to EU Substance Requirements. 

Michael began his career within the Private Client Trust department of the leading offshore law firm Mourant where he dealt with complex high net worth structures for a global client base. He then became Director of Operations in the private client trust business of the company at Mourant Private Wealth (MPW), overseeing internal operations.  

Following the acquisition of MPW by Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), Wealth Management International, Michael was appointed as Director of Administration Services for the Trust Company initially overseeing the Payments, Investments and Property teams. He later led the RBC Wealth Management International’s response to the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and subsequently the Common Reporting Standard (CRS) across the British Isles and  Caribbean offices, co-ordinating the remediation effort, policy and process decisions, and end reporting across all Wealth Management divisions in the region, ultimately bringing the project back into business as usual.  

Michael is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries and obtained an honours degree in Economic and Business from the University of Plymouth.

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