Trust Training Certificate (TTC) - Unit 6: Trusts and Compliance

Trust Training Certificate (TTC) - Unit 6: Trusts and Compliance


This is Unit 6 of the training programme in pursuing the "Trust Training Certificate".

It provides an overview of rules and regulations apply to trust companies (professional trustees) and the current compliance and reporting environment, including AML, which apply to Trusts.

For the topics to cover, please refer to the content section below.

If the participant is intended to pursue the "Trust Training Certificate", he / she is required to take "TTC Unit 1: Introduction to Trusts" and "TTC Unit 2: Types of Trusts and When Appropriate" prior to attending this course.


Compliance, AML, Legislative rules and how they apply to trusts
‧ Current HK legislation and regulations on trustee companies
o Registered Trust Company
o New legislation / licensing requirements for trust companies
o Shareholders and directors Fit & Proper criteria
o UBO registers
‧ Applications of FATCA and CRS to trust structures and the Trustee’s responsibility
‧ Classifications of Trusts under FATCA/CRS
‧ Requirements for AML & client due diligence (“CDD”)
‧ Due diligence and source of funds (“SOF”) required
‧ What SOF is sufficient?
‧ What will be reportable in 2018 under CRS?

Who should attend

The course is primarily targeted to those who would like to pursue the "Trust Training Certificate" in order to apply for the Hong Kong Trustees' Association Certified Trust Practitioner TM designation.

It is also relevant to those who would like to gain a solid understanding of the course subject matter and / or those who plan to enter into the Trust industry sector.

Financial Incentive Scheme of the WAM Pilot Programme

This is one of the eligible courses / seminars / conferences under the Financial Incentive Scheme (“The Scheme”) of the WAM Pilot Programme.

Eligible in-service practitioners of the financial services industry could apply for reimbursement of 80% of the course fees, subject to a maximum of HK$7,000 (whichever is lower) upon satisfactory completion of a course / seminar / conference over the three-year period of the Scheme.

Each individual may apply for reimbursement for more than one course / seminar / conference.

Application to reimburse the course fees, together with the required documents, must be submitted within four months from the last day of the course / seminar / conference attended. Please refer to the WAM Pilot Programme website for more details.

Speaker/Course Instructor

Christiaan DE BRUYN
Christiaan De Bruyn is the currently the Director of Trust Services at Trident Trust Company (HK) Limited. He is a CPA registered in Hong Kong, the UK and South Africa. He has worked in financial services for more than 30 years in a career spanning Europe and Asia, including almost 20 years in the trust industry. Christiaan holds the STEP Advanced Certificate in Family Business Advising, which he completed with distinction.


Date & Time
Monday, 27 Apr 2020 (6:00PM - 9:00PM)
HKSI Institute Training Centre
SFC:3.00, PWMA:3.00
All (Member & Non-Member): HK$2500