Compliance, Legislative & Regulatory Standards

[Webinar] Trust Training Certificate (TTC) - Unit 17: Trusts and Issues for PRC Nationals (5th Cohort)


This is Unit 17 of the training programme in pursuing the “Trust Training Certificate”.

It consists of one module – Module 26: Trusts and Issues for PRC Nationals.

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


- PRC trusts compared with common law trusts
- Types of trusts required (family, business succession, Pre-IPO, dual family, etc.)
- Challenges of compliance requirements, e.g. KYC, AML, SOF, etc.
- Special issues of dual nationality and consequences
- US foreign grantor trusts and Canada trusts
- Trusts and PRC nationals – onshore versus offshore PRC trusts and compliance considerations
- Overview of tax provisions:
(a) PRC nationals as settlors and beneficiaries
(b) PRC settlors with US beneficiaries

Who should attend

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

It is also relevant to those who would like to gain a solid understanding of the course subject matter.

Financial Incentive Scheme of the WAM Pilot Programme

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

Eligible in-service practitioners of the financial services industry could apply for a reimbursement up to 80% of the course / seminar fees, or a maximum of HK$10,000 per person for courses/seminars held for the period from 1 October 2016 to 31 August 2022 upon satisfactory completion.

Each individual may apply for reimbursement for more than one course / seminar subject to a maximum of HK$10,000 but each course / seminar can only be reimbursed once.

The duly signed application form together with the FIVE supporting documents must be submitted within FOUR months from the last day of the course / seminar attended. Please refer to the WAM Pilot Programme website for more details.

WAM Pilot Programme Special Requirements

If you plan to apply for reimbursement under the Financial Incentive Scheme (FIS), please ensure your device/computer has the camera feature or with webcam installed as you are required to turn on your camera throughout the webinar.

Speaker/Course Instructor

Carolyn BUTLER
Carolyn Butler is the Managing Director of International Fiduciaries Limited. She has 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry; the past 25 years of which have been in Asia. She has extensive expertise and knowledge of both private and corporate trusts, investment management and the retirement schemes industries and acts as an independent director for an MPF scheme. Carolyn is Chairman of the Education Sub-Committee of Hong Kong Trustees’ Association and a past Chairman of the HKTA. She is a fellow of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute. She has a Bachelor of Business degree, an MBA and a Masters of Business Law.
Vivian ZHOU
Vivian has 15 years of experience in providing tax advisory services in relation to China, the US and the UK. She specialises in assisting high-net-worth individuals with complex tax issues related to investment structure, cross -border transactions, family trust, pre-immigration planning and etc. She has worked in China and the UK (London).


Date & Time
Wednesday, 22 Jun 2022 (6:30PM - 9:30PM)
Virtual Platform
Relevant Subject
Regulatory Compliance
SFC:3.00, PWMA:3.00, HKTA:3.00

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