How we helped an executive with complex offshore requirements

Our client was born overseas and spent many years working in Asia and the US for a multinational corporation. He and his family are now based in the UK and support several charities, including the university where he studied.


Our client came to us for advice on how to fund charitable donations and later, help his children onto the housing ladder. Our Wealth Planning Team advised him on how best to achieve these goals and also helped him with a recent accidental remittance, when offshore income was unintentionally brought into the UK.

We advised him of the benefits of donating offshore funds to charity through a “Donor Advised Fund,” a charitable giving vehicle that allows the client to retain control over donations. This would generate tax relief that could be offset against UK income, without triggering a further taxable remittance. We invested assets held within the fund in a diversified, growth portfolio with a long-term time horizon.  

We advised him on Enterprise Investment Scheme opportunities as part of a broader investment strategy. These could be funded from accumulated offshore income and gains and generated tax relief that could be offset against his remittance liability. It also provided funds to young, UK-based companies, a sector he was very keen to support.

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