Trust Training Certificate (TTC) - Unit 4: Other Estate Planning Vehicles
This is Unit 4 of the training programme in pursuing the "Trust Training Certificate".
It consists of two modules:
- Module 7: Other Estate Planning / Succession Vehicles
- Module 8: Trust Protection Issues
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 "Introduction to Trusts" and "Types of Trusts and When Appropriate" prior to attending this course.
Other Estate Planning/Succession Vehicles
- Descriptions of the nature
- Holding companies within trusts (cover prohibition on trusts as shareholders of HK companies)
- Insurance & ILIT (requirements re “insurability” and restrictions on changes to ILIT’s
- Prenuptial agreements
- Uses and appropriateness in estate planning
Trust protection issues
- Third party creditors
- Marriage breakdown protection issues (recent court cases)
- Protection of accrued benefits, e.g. share plans & under MPF
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™ 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
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.
Mark is active in providing advisory works both to governments and families with international members. Mark advised the Government of Singapore with regard to the Trustees Act of Singapore. He originated the proposals for changes to the Trust Law of Hong Kong and advised on such changes. He advised the Malaysian Government on changes to the laws of Labuan, including Trust Law, Foundations Law and Limited Partnership Law. He remains an international adviser to that government. He advised the Government of Samoa on and has drafted new Trust Law, new Foundations Law and a new Trustee Companies Bill and has advised on and drafted changes to other relevant laws in consequence.
Mark taught a course on international estate planning, including the use of trusts and foundations, as Adjunct Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore for 10 years. He is teaching a similar course in Samoa.