Christopher is a qualified banker by profession culminating in heading up the Grindlays Wealth Management and Investment Management divisions in Jersey towards the end of the 1990s. Subsequently he has moved across to fiduciary services, opening a Representative Office in Oman for Investec Trust in 2006.
He has extensive experience in international private client, family office and Succession Planning for Middle East families. He joined Ocorian following the acquisition of Capco Trust.
- Private Client
Wealthy families in the UAE now have local solutions for managing their wealth, assets and succession plans.
In a bid to engineer a more attractive investment environment, the UAE Cabinet has approved a long-term visa system for a range of disciplines including investors and entrepreneurs and has provided the criteria that need to be met for in order to qualify.
STEP Arabia seeks to address key issues that are faced by private investors of the United Arab Emirates when conducting personal investments and educate investors on the significance of careful estate and trust planning.
In March 2018 the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) introduced the Foundations Law DIFC Law No. 3 of 2018, for the establishment of foundations in the DIFC.
As a result of it being a federal requirement to have at least 51% of the shares of a company held by a UAE national, free zones were established in order to attract foreign businesses to the region wishing to have full control of their business.
Cultural awareness is recommended whenever you’re doing business outside of your home country - even small things can make a big difference to your relationships - but when it comes to the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, knowing the culture is essential if y...
For the second year running, Ocorian's newly acquired ABAX Corporate Services has been awarded the accolade of 'Top Performing Consultant' in the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre's (DMCC) annual 'Consultant Awards' - recognising the work and value of consulta...