Mastering Wealth 

Preservation


Mastering Wealth Preservation: Beyond Ownership to Control

Wealth preservation among the ultra-wealthy transcends mere asset accumulation, evolving into a strategic art form that ensures longevity and growth across generations. The crux of this approach lies in a paradigm shift: from the pursuit of ownership to the finesse of control. This nuanced strategy not only safeguards wealth from the typical erosive forces of taxation, litigation, and mismanagement but also ensures its effective transmission through generations.

The Philosophy of Control Over Ownership

The ultra-wealthy have long recognized that direct ownership of assets comes with inherent drawbacks—liability, taxation, and unwanted public scrutiny. Instead, they focus on controlling assets without the burdens that ownership entails. This strategy allows them to enjoy the utility of assets like luxury real estate, yachts, and art collections, while minimizing the legal and financial vulnerabilities associated with owning these assets outright.

Trusts: The Foundation of Wealth Control

Trusts are instrumental in the wealth preservation playbook. Serving as a legal framework, they allow individuals to transfer ownership of their assets into a trust, a separate legal entity. This separation shields the assets from personal legal troubles, facilitates tax planning, and provides a structured way to manage and distribute wealth according to the grantor's wishes. By relinquishing ownership but retaining control, the grantor ensures that the wealth is managed according to their vision, even posthumously.

Life Insurance: A Strategic Asset

Life insurance, often perceived merely as a tool for financial protection, assumes a pivotal role in the sophisticated wealth management strategies of the affluent. Over-funded life insurance policies, in particular, offer a dual advantage: they act as a vehicle for tax-advantaged asset growth and a means for secure wealth transfer. These policies can be structured to grow wealth within a favorable tax environment, and when strategically utilized, can finance investments or provide liquidity, all while ensuring the policyholder's legacy through a death benefit that bypasses conventional estate taxes.

Family Foundations: Philanthropy with Purpose

The establishment of family foundations represents another tier of strategic wealth preservation. These entities not only underscore a family’s philanthropic vision but also serve as an effective tool for wealth management and legacy building. By allocating assets into a family foundation, the ultra-wealthy can achieve significant tax benefits, exert control over philanthropic endeavors, and engage family members in governance, ensuring the family’s values are perpetuated through charitable activities.

Family Offices: Architecting Wealth Management

Central to orchestrating these complex strategies is the family office, a bespoke entity that caters to the nuanced needs of affluent families. Family offices provide a comprehensive suite of services, from investment management and estate planning to tax strategy and philanthropic advising. By centralizing these functions, family offices ensure a cohesive approach to wealth preservation, aligning financial and legal strategies with the family’s overarching goals.

Implementing a Multi-Generational Strategy

The implementation of these strategies requires meticulous planning and an understanding of the interplay between various legal and financial instruments. It involves setting clear objectives for wealth preservation, understanding the legal frameworks that support these goals, and engaging with professionals who can navigate the complexities of high-net-worth wealth management.


Conclusion

The ultra-wealthy’s approach to wealth preservation highlights a sophisticated understanding of the mechanisms available to protect and grow wealth across generations. By emphasizing control over ownership, leveraging trusts, life insurance, family foundations, and orchestrating these strategies through family offices, they not only protect their wealth from immediate threats but also ensure its continued growth and relevance. This methodology, while complex, offers valuable insights into effective wealth preservation, applicable to varying degrees by those aspiring to secure their financial legacy for future generations.

Our Structure 

Trusts

Trust Jurisdictions

Our High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) often establish trusts in various jurisdictions worldwide to optimise tax efficiency, protect assets, and ensure the smooth transfer of wealth to future generations. The choice of location for establishing a trust depends on several factors, including legal considerations, tax implications, asset protection laws, and privacy concerns. 

Below, we outline some common locations for HNWIs to build trusts along with their respective pros and cons, including aspects like account security, transferability, and other relevant factors:

  1. Offshore Financial Centers (e.g., Cook & Cayman Islands, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Bermuda, Isle of Man):
    • Pros:
      • Favorable tax regimes with minimal or zero taxation on trust income and capital gains.
      • Strong asset protection laws safeguarding assets from creditors, legal claims, and political instability.
      • High level of confidentiality and privacy protection, offering anonymity for settlors and beneficiaries.
    • Cons:
      • Increased scrutiny from tax authorities in high-tax jurisdictions, necessitating compliance with reporting requirements to avoid accusations of tax evasion.
      • Potential for regulatory changes impacting the attractiveness of the jurisdiction for trust establishment.
      • Limited oversight and potential for regulatory laxity, which may raise concerns about account security and transparency.
  2. Common Law Jurisdictions (e.g., United States, United Kingdom, Singapore):
    • Pros:
      • Well-established legal frameworks for trusts, providing clarity and predictability in trust administration.
      • Robust legal protections for settlors and beneficiaries, ensuring the enforceability of trust arrangements.
      • Access to sophisticated financial services, wealth management expertise, and investment opportunities.
    • Cons:
      • Higher tax burden compared to offshore jurisdictions, potentially reducing the overall tax efficiency of the trust structure.
      • Greater transparency and disclosure requirements, limiting privacy and confidentiality.
      • Complex regulatory environment and compliance obligations, leading to higher administrative costs and legal fees.
  3. Civil Law Jurisdictions (e.g., Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg):
    • Pros:
      • Stable legal systems with well-defined trust laws offering flexibility in trust structuring and administration.
      • Favorable tax treatment for certain types of trusts, including exemptions or reduced rates on inheritance and wealth taxes.
      • Reputation for financial stability, discretion, and expertise in wealth management services.
    • Cons:
      • Stringent regulatory requirements and compliance obligations, necessitating meticulous due diligence and ongoing oversight.
      • Limited asset protection compared to offshore jurisdictions, with some civil law countries imposing restrictions on trust arrangements.
      • Higher administrative costs associated with compliance and legal formalities.
  4. Account Security and Transferability:
  • In offshore financial centers, trust accounts are typically held with reputable financial institutions that offer robust security measures and safeguards against fraud and unauthorized access.
  • Transferability of trust assets may vary depending on the jurisdiction and the terms of the trust deed. Offshore trusts often allow for seamless transfer of assets to beneficiaries, whereas certain onshore jurisdictions may impose restrictions or tax consequences on asset transfers.


Costs

Costs for establishing and running a trust in Cook Islands, our preferred location, can include:

  1. Legal fees: The cost of drafting the trust document and obtaining legal advice can vary depending on the complexity of the trust and the legal fees charged by the attorney.
  2. Trustee fees: Trustees in the Cook Islands must be licensed, which can result in higher fees compared to unregulated trustees. Fees can range from 0.5% to 1.5% of the trust's assets, depending on the size of the trust and the level of service provided by the trustee.
  3. Administration fees: These fees cover the costs of managing the trust, including accounting, tax preparation, and other administrative tasks. Fees can range from 0.5% to 1.5% of the trust's assets.
  4. Annual government fees: The Cook Islands charges an annual fee for trust registration, which is currently set at $1,500.
  5. Travel and accommodation expenses: If you need to travel to the Cook Islands for trust-related activities, you will incur additional costs for travel and accommodation.


Costs for establishing and running a trust in the Isle of Man can include:

  1. Legal fees: The cost of drafting the trust document and obtaining legal advice can vary depending on the complexity of the trust and the legal fees charged by the attorney.
  2. Trustee fees: Trustees in the Isle of Man must be licensed and regulated, which can result in higher fees compared to unregulated trustees. Fees can range from 0.5% to 1.5% of the trust's assets, depending on the size of the trust and the level of service provided by the trustee.
  3. Administration fees: These fees cover the costs of managing the trust, including accounting, tax preparation, and other administrative tasks. Fees can range from 0.5% to 1.5% of the trust's assets.
  4. Annual government fees: The Isle of Man government charges an annual fee for trust registration, which is currently set at £1,000.
  5. Travel and accommodation expenses: If you need to travel to the Isle of Man for trust-related activities, you will incur additional costs for travel and accommodation.


Costs for establishing and running a trust in Bermuda can include:

  1. Legal fees: The cost of drafting the trust document and obtaining legal advice can vary depending on the complexity of the trust and the legal fees charged by the attorney.
  2. Trustee fees: Trustees in Bermuda must be licensed, which can result in higher fees compared to unregulated trustees. Fees can range from 0.5% to 1.5% of the trust's assets, depending on the size of the trust and the level of service provided by the trustee.
  3. Administration fees: These fees cover the costs of managing the trust, including accounting, tax preparation, and other administrative tasks. Fees can range from 0.5% to 1.5% of the trust's assets.
  4. Annual government fees: Bermuda charges an annual fee for trust registration, which is currently set at $1,000.
  5. Travel and accommodation expenses: If you need to travel to Bermuda for trust-related activities, you will incur additional costs for travel and accommodation.


Costs for establishing and running a trust in the Cayman Islands can include:

  1. Legal fees: The cost of drafting the trust document and obtaining legal advice can vary depending on the complexity of the trust and the legal fees charged by the attorney.
  2. Trustee fees: Trustees in the Cayman Islands must be licensed, which can result in higher fees compared to unregulated trustees. Fees can range from 0.5% to 1.5% of the trust's assets, depending on the size of the trust and the level of service provided by the trustee.
  3. Administration fees: These fees cover the costs of managing the trust, including accounting, tax preparation, and other administrative tasks. Fees can range from 0.5% to 1.5% of the trust's assets.
  4. Annual government fees: The Cayman Islands charges an annual fee for trust registration, which is currently set at $2,000.
  5. Travel and accommodation expenses: If you need to travel to the Cayman Islands for trust-related activities, you will incur additional costs for travel and accommodation.


In essence, the endeavor of selecting a suitable jurisdiction for trust establishment is predicated on a rigorous assessment of legal, tax, and regulatory landscapes. This endeavor also requires a profound comprehension of the unique aspirations of the settlor or founder, alongside the interests of the beneficiaries. Importantly, opting to navigate the establishment and structuring of the trust via International Financial Bank Bodies (IFBb) not only holds the promise of substantially diminishing associated costs and fees but also enhances the security and supervision of the trust in a second layer. This augmented security framework ensures the trust's integrity and compliance are meticulously upheld, offering a fortified and vigilant approach to trust management that aligns seamlessly with the client’s strategic financial and oversight objectives.

While offshore financial centers offer tax advantages, privacy, and asset protection, they also entail compliance risks and regulatory scrutiny. Common law and civil law jurisdictions provide stability, legal clarity, and access to financial expertise, albeit with higher tax burdens and transparency requirements. Ultimately, HNWIs should seek professional advice from our bank and from their own legal and financial advisors to devise a custom made trust strategy that aligns with their objectives and no-risk tolerance.

Hague Trust Convention

The Hague Convention on the Law Applicable to Trusts and on their Recognition, commonly referred to as the Hague Trust Convention, was concluded in The Hague, Netherlands, on July 1, 1985. It aims to provide a common framework for the recognition of trusts in signatory countries, even if the trust concept is not part of their domestic legal system. As of my last update in April 2023, the following countries have ratified or acceded to the Hague Trust Convention:

  1. Australia
  2. Canada (applicable only in certain provinces, such as Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, and Saskatchewan)
  3. China (applicable only to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macao Special Administrative Region)
  4. Cyprus
  5. France
  6. Italy
  7. Liechtenstein
  8. Luxembourg
  9. Malta
  10. Monaco
  11. Netherlands (applicable to European Netherlands only, not to its Caribbean territories)
  12. San Marino
  13. Switzerland
  14. United Kingdom (including several territories and dependencies, such as Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, and Turks and Caicos Islands)


This convention facilitates the legal recognition of trusts established under the laws of other countries, allowing them to be more easily administered and enforced across borders. It's important to note that while these countries have ratified the convention, the specific application and integration into domestic law can vary, affecting how trusts are recognized and treated in each jurisdiction. For the most current and detailed information, consulting with our or your legal experts knowledgeable about the trust law in a particular country is advisable.

Holdings Locations

Typical locations for holdings vary depending on factors such as regulatory environment, tax considerations, asset protection laws, and individual preferences. However, several jurisdictions are commonly chosen by High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) and corporations for holding assets:

  1. Switzerland: Known for its stability, strong banking system, and favorable tax laws, Switzerland has long been a preferred destination for holding assets, particularly for its privacy and wealth management services.
  2. Luxembourg: Luxembourg is renowned for its sophisticated financial infrastructure, including a well-established fund industry and favorable tax treaties. It is often chosen for holding investment funds, private equity, and other financial assets.
  3. Cayman Islands: As a leading offshore financial center, the Cayman Islands offer tax neutrality, political stability, and a robust legal framework for holding investment funds, structured finance vehicles, and offshore companies.
  4. Singapore: Singapore is emerging as a prominent wealth management hub in Asia, offering a stable political and economic environment, efficient regulatory framework, and competitive tax regime, making it attractive for holding assets in the region.
  5. United States: Certain states within the US, such as Delaware, Nevada, and Wyoming, are popular for holding corporate entities due to their business-friendly laws, favorable tax treatment, and strong legal protections for shareholders.
  6. United Kingdom: The UK, particularly jurisdictions like London, offers a diverse range of financial services, including wealth management, investment banking, and legal services, making it a preferred location for holding assets in Europe.
  7. Jersey/Guernsey (Channel Islands) and Isle of Man: These British Crown Dependencies offer stable legal systems, tax efficiency, and confidentiality for holding trusts, investment funds, and corporate structures.
  8. Hong Kong: As a global financial center with proximity to China and other Asian markets, Hong Kong attracts HNWIs and corporations for holding assets, benefiting from its strategic location, business-friendly environment, and favorable tax regime.
  9. Bermuda: Known for its favorable tax laws, political stability, and sophisticated insurance and reinsurance industry, Bermuda is often chosen for holding insurance-related assets and captive insurance companies.
  10. Bahamas: The Bahamas offer privacy, asset protection, and tax neutrality, making it an attractive jurisdiction for holding trusts, private wealth structures, and offshore banking services.


Costs

Providing precise costs and fees for establishing and running a holding company in the aforementioned jurisdictions requires consideration of various factors, including the type of holding structure, the extent of assets under management, and specific legal or regulatory requirements unique to each location. The information below offers a general overview, acknowledging that actual expenses can vary significantly based on the specific circumstances of each entity.

  1. Switzerland: Establishing a holding company in Switzerland may involve initial costs ranging from CHF 20,000 to CHF 50,000, with annual running costs (including administration, accounting, and auditing fees) potentially ranging from CHF 12,000 to over CHF 30,000. Switzerland's appeal lies in its political and economic stability, robust banking system, and favorable tax laws, particularly for holdings that qualify for cantonal tax privileges.
  2. Luxembourg: The setup costs for a holding company in Luxembourg can vary widely but generally start from EUR 15,000 to EUR 30,000, with annual operating costs, including management and regulatory compliance, ranging from EUR 10,000 to EUR 25,000 or more, depending on the complexity of the structure and the assets under management.
  3. Cayman Islands: Initial establishment costs for a holding company in the Cayman Islands can range from USD 5,000 to USD 15,000, with annual fees for legal and administrative services ranging from USD 3,000 to USD 10,000. The jurisdiction is favoured for its tax neutrality and robust legal framework.
  4. Singapore: Setting up a holding company in Singapore might involve initial costs between SGD 2,000 and SGD 10,000, with annual maintenance costs (excluding taxes) of SGD 1,500 to SGD 5,000. Singapore’s appeal includes its stable political and economic environment, efficient regulatory framework, and competitive tax regime.
  5. United States: Costs for establishing a holding company vary significantly among states, but initial fees can range from USD 500 to USD 1,500, with annual costs (including franchise taxes and registered agent fees) of USD 100 to USD 800. States like Delaware, Nevada, and Wyoming are popular for their business-friendly laws and strong shareholder protections.
  6. United Kingdom: The cost to set up a holding company in the UK starts from GBP 12 to GBP 100 for registration, with annual running costs of GBP 2,000 to GBP 10,000 for compliance, accounting, and audit services. London is a preferred location for its financial and legal services ecosystem.
  7. Jersey/Guernsey and Isle of Man: Initial setup costs range from GBP 1,000 to GBP 10,000, with annual maintenance costs of GBP 5,000 to GBP 20,000, offering tax efficiency, stability, and confidentiality.
  8. Hong Kong: Initial costs for setting up a holding company are around HKD 10,000 to HKD 20,000, with annual operating costs of HKD 5,000 to HKD 15,000, appealing for its strategic location, favorable tax regime, and business-friendly environment.
  9. Bermuda: Initial establishment costs range from USD 2,000 to USD 15,000, with annual fees for compliance and administration of USD 5,000 to USD 20,000. Bermuda is known for its sophisticated insurance industry and favorable tax laws.
  10. Bahamas: The cost to establish a holding company starts from USD 1,500 to USD 5,000, with annual maintenance costs of USD 3,000 to USD 10,000, prized for its privacy, asset protection, and tax neutrality.


It's crucial to consult with our and your legal and financial advisors in the respective jurisdictions to obtain information tailored to the specific requirements of your preferred holding structure.

It's important to note that the choice of holding location depends on individual circumstances, specific asset types, and strategic objectives. Factors such as legal advice, tax planning, regulatory compliance, and ongoing maintenance should be carefully considered when selecting a jurisdiction for holding assets.

Insurance company and/or policies


Your own Insurance Company or Insurance Policy

Insurance companies that you yourself own offer a range of products and services tailored to High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) seeking to secure and grow their funds securely. These offerings typically include life insurance, annuities, and other wealth management solutions. Here's how insurance companies can help HNWIs secure and grow their funds:

  1. Wealth Preservation: Life insurance policies can serve as an effective tool for wealth preservation, providing a tax-efficient means of passing assets to beneficiaries upon the policyholder's death. This ensures that HNWI's heirs receive a financial legacy while minimizing estate taxes and probate costs.
  2. Risk Management: Insurance companies offer a variety of insurance products designed to mitigate financial risks associated with unforeseen events such as death, disability, or illness. By transferring these risks to the insurer, HNWIs can protect their assets and ensure financial stability for themselves and their families.
  3. Asset Protection: Certain insurance products, such as variable universal life insurance and annuities with creditor protection features, can offer additional safeguards for HNWIs' assets against potential creditors or legal claims. These products provide a layer of asset protection that complements other wealth management strategies.
  4. Tax Deferral: Annuities and certain life insurance products offer tax-deferred growth, allowing HNWIs to accumulate wealth more efficiently over time. By deferring taxes on investment earnings until withdrawal, these products enable HNWIs to maximize the growth potential of their funds and defer tax liabilities to a later date when they may be in a lower tax bracket.
  5. Estate Planning: Insurance companies work closely with HNWIs and their advisors to develop comprehensive estate planning strategies that leverage insurance products to achieve specific goals, such as providing liquidity for estate taxes, equalizing inheritances among heirs, or funding charitable bequests. These strategies help ensure that HNWIs' wealth is transferred smoothly and efficiently to future generations according to their wishes.
  6. Investment Options: Some insurance products, such as variable universal life insurance and variable annuities, offer investment options that allow HNWIs to participate in the financial markets while enjoying the benefits of insurance protection. These products typically offer a range of investment choices, including stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, enabling HNWIs to tailor their investment portfolios to their risk tolerance and financial objectives.
  7. Guaranteed Income: Certain annuity products, such as fixed-indexed annuities and immediate annuities, provide HNWIs with a reliable stream of income during retirement or other specified periods. These products offer guarantees of principal and income, providing HNWIs with peace of mind and financial security in retirement.


Costs

The costs and fees for insurance policies tailored to High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) vary significantly based on the type of policy, coverage amounts, the individual's health status, age, and other risk factors. Below is a general overview of potential costs and benefits associated with the categories of insurance products that can help HNWIs secure and grow their funds securely:

  1. Wealth Preservation (Life Insurance Policies): The premiums for life insurance policies used for wealth preservation can range widely, from thousands to tens of thousands of dollars annually, depending on the death benefit amount, the type of policy (e.g., term, whole, universal life), and the policyholder's age and health. These policies serve as a tax-efficient vehicle for transferring wealth to beneficiaries, offering the dual benefits of financial legacy and minimized estate taxes.
  2. Risk Management (Insurance Products): The cost of insurance products designed to mitigate financial risks (e.g., term life, disability, long-term care insurance) depends on the coverage scope and terms. Premiums might vary from a few hundred to several thousand dollars annually. These products protect HNWIs’ assets and provide financial stability by transferring risks to the insurer.
  3. Asset Protection (Variable Universal Life Insurance, Annuities): Premiums for variable universal life insurance and annuities with creditor protection features can be significant but offer a strategic layer of asset protection. Costs vary based on the investment options chosen and the level of protection desired. These products complement wealth management strategies by safeguarding assets against creditors or legal claims.
  4. Tax Deferral (Annuities, Life Insurance Products): Annuities and certain life insurance products offering tax-deferred growth may involve initial investment or premium outlays plus ongoing management fees, which can vary widely based on the product's complexity and investment options. These products enable efficient wealth accumulation by deferring taxes on investment earnings.
  5. Estate Planning (Insurance Products): The costs associated with leveraging insurance products for estate planning purposes depend on the complexity of the estate planning goals and the types of insurance products used. Insurance companies work with HNWIs to tailor strategies that may involve various products, each with its specific cost structure.
  6. Investment Options (Variable Universal Life Insurance, Variable Annuities): These insurance products offer investment choices with associated costs, including management fees and insurance charges, which can vary widely based on the underlying investments and the structure of the insurance product. They allow HNWIs to participate in financial markets while enjoying insurance protection.
  7. Guaranteed Income (Annuities): The costs for annuities providing guaranteed income depend on the type of annuity (e.g., fixed-indexed, immediate) and the terms of income provision. Initial investment amounts can range significantly, with the promise of a stable income stream in return, offering peace of mind and financial security.


Given the bespoke nature of insurance solutions for HNWIs, it's imperative to consult with a financial advisor or insurance specialist who can provide tailored advice and cost estimates based on an individual's specific circumstances and objectives.

Your own insurance company

International Financial Bank Bodies (IFBb) proudly announces its ownership of an insurance company, offering a bespoke opportunity for High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) to not merely avail themselves of our premium insurance services but to also gain a stake in our enterprise. This unique proposition allows HNWIs to purchase shares of our insurance company, thereby affording them not only a strategic investment opportunity but also heightened control and an intimate involvement in the governance and strategic direction of the company.

By becoming shareholders, HNWIs can ensure a dual-layered advantage: first, through direct participation in a stable and potentially lucrative financial industry sector, and second, by exerting greater influence over the company’s policies, practices, and risk management strategies. This arrangement is particularly advantageous for those who seek not only to protect and grow their wealth through sophisticated insurance products but also to have a say in the company's overarching decisions, thereby aligning the company's objectives with their personal and financial aspirations.

The benefits of this investment extend beyond mere financial returns; it embodies an avenue for HNWIs to ensure that their investment is managed in accordance with their values and expectations. As shareholders, they gain access to exclusive insights into the company's financial health, strategic decisions, and future plans through regular shareholder meetings, reports, and direct communication channels. This level of transparency and control is paramount for individuals who are not only interested in the safeguarding and augmentation of their wealth but also in being part of a larger narrative that shapes the future of wealth management and insurance services.

Our insurance company, under the aegis of IFB, is committed to delivering unparalleled value, security, and service excellence to our clients and shareholders alike. We invite HNWIs who are exploring avenues for wealth preservation, growth, and active participation in their investment choices to consider the opportunity to become part of our distinguished cadre of shareholders. This initiative is designed to foster a deeper engagement with our clients, ensuring that we remain at the forefront of delivering tailored, innovative financial solutions that meet the nuanced needs of the discerning investor.

For further information on this exclusive opportunity, including the process for purchasing shares, the benefits of shareholder status, and how this aligns with your broader financial goals, we encourage you to reach out to our dedicated advisory team. Together, we can explore how this strategic investment can enhance your financial portfolio, providing not just financial security but a voice in the future of insurance and wealth management.

Conclusion

In summary, insurance companies offer a diverse range of products and services that can help HNWIs secure and grow their funds securely. From wealth preservation and risk management to tax deferral and estate planning, insurance solutions play a vital role in HNWIs' overall financial strategy, providing them with the tools and resources they need to achieve their long-term financial goals while protecting their assets and ensuring financial security for themselves and their families.

Family Offices

Discover the pinnacle of wealth management and bespoke family governance through the strategic lens of a Family Office. Tailored exclusively for High Net Worth Individuals and their families, Family Offices offer an unparalleled approach to preserving and augmenting wealth across generations. Dive into a world where personalized investment strategies, estate planning, and philanthropic endeavors converge to create a legacy that transcends time. Embrace the sophistication of custom-tailored financial and lifestyle management solutions designed to meet the unique needs of those at the zenith of financial achievement. Click to explore how a Family Office can redefine your wealth management experience, ensuring that your legacy is not only preserved but flourishes.

Family Foundations

Unlock the transformative power of philanthropy with a Family Foundation. Designed for High Net Worth Individuals and families seeking to channel their wealth into meaningful impact, Family Foundations embody the essence of strategic giving. Dive into a realm where your values shape the future, creating lasting change through focused philanthropic endeavors. Discover how establishing a Family Foundation allows you to meticulously craft a legacy of compassion, innovation, and societal progress. Click to explore the unique blend of benefits, including tax efficiency, legacy building, and the profound satisfaction of contributing to a cause greater than oneself. Learn how a Family Foundation can turn your vision of a better world into reality, guiding your journey towards impactful and enduring philanthropy.

IFB Bank stands as a trusted partner for High and Very High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs &VHNWI) as well as Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWI) seeking to optimise their fiscal strategies and preserve intergenerational wealth through the establishment of trusts and holdings. 

Our approach extends beyond conventional banking services, encompassing a comprehensive suite of wealth management solutions tailored to the unique needs and aspirations of our esteemed clients.

  1. Comprehensive Financial Assessment: At IFB Bank, we commence our partnership by conducting a meticulous analysis of the client's financial landscape. Through in-depth discussions and data-driven assessments, we gain insights into the entirety of the client's financial portfolio, including assets, liabilities, income streams, and expenditure patterns. This holistic understanding forms the bedrock upon which we craft a bespoke fiscal strategy aligned with the client's financial objectives, risk tolerance, and long-term aspirations.
  2. Strategic Tax Planning: Our team of seasoned financial experts, in collaboration with the client's legal and fiscal advisors, employs sophisticated tax optimization strategies to minimize the tax liabilities associated with the client's investments, income streams, and estate transfers. Leveraging our extensive knowledge of international tax laws and regulations, we devise structuring solutions that capitalize on favorable tax jurisdictions, maximize available tax deductions, and ensure compliance with relevant tax authorities.
  3. Tailored Trust Services: IFB Bank's trust services are designed to meet the intricate wealth preservation and succession planning needs of our HNWI clients. In close coordination with the client's legal advisors, we assist in the establishment and administration of bespoke trust structures crafted to safeguard assets, facilitate seamless intergenerational wealth transfer, and provide enduring financial security for future generations. Our approach emphasizes flexibility, transparency, and meticulous attention to detail, ensuring that the client's wishes are honored and their legacy preserved in accordance with their exacting standards.
  4. Sophisticated Investment Management: Drawing upon our extensive network of investment professionals and access to a diverse array of investment opportunities, IFB Bank offers comprehensive investment management services aimed at optimizing returns while prudently managing risk. Our investment strategies are tailored to the client's risk profile, investment horizon, and financial objectives, with a keen focus on capital preservation, long-term growth, and portfolio diversification. Through active monitoring, rigorous due diligence, and dynamic asset allocation, we strive to deliver superior investment performance and enhance the client's overall financial well-being.
  5. Holistic Wealth Management: Recognizing that true wealth transcends financial assets alone, IFB Bank adopts a holistic approach to wealth management that encompasses all facets of the client's financial life. We collaborate closely with the client's legal and fiscal advisors to coordinate various aspects of their financial affairs, including real estate holdings, business interests, philanthropic endeavors, and personal legacies. By integrating these elements into a cohesive wealth management strategy, we empower our clients to achieve their financial goals with clarity, confidence, and peace of mind.
  6. Collaborative Partnership: At IFB Bank, we understand the importance of collaboration and synergy in achieving our clients' objectives. That's why we work hand in hand with the client's trusted legal and fiscal advisors, leveraging their expertise and insights to craft comprehensive solutions that address the full spectrum of the client's financial needs. By fostering an environment of open communication, mutual respect, and shared purpose, we ensure that our clients benefit from a truly integrated and seamless wealth management experience that transcends the boundaries of traditional banking.


In essence, IFB Bank serves as a steadfast ally and advocate for HNWIs seeking to optimise their fiscal strategies and preserve intergenerational wealth through trusts and holdings, etc. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence, integrity, and client-centricity, we strive to exceed our clients' expectations and empower them to realise their most ambitious financial goals with confidence and clarity.