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Consultant, Private Client
Simon is a consultant in SANNE’s Private Client business. He has over 25 years’ offshore experience and specialises in dealing with a wide range of ultra-high net worth private client customers including structures for international families and entrepreneurs.
Prior to joining Sanne, Simon was managing director of a major bank’s dedicated Jersey based trust company and a director of the offshore bank’s board, having previously been a principal in an independent owner managed trust company.
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Simon Brewer's specialisms
Our dedicated Private Client business experts provides guidance to support donors as well as assistance with some of the practical steps necessary to turn their aspirations into reality. Our philanthropy service covers the following areas:
We can help articulate what is important to donors and explore how best to achieve their goals. This might be a specific area of need, or it might be the involvement of family members or the creation of a personal legacy
We can aid in the selection of charities best positioned to receive funds or work with donors, based on research or meetings with other donors and experts. Having better command of an issue might well lead to more rewarding giving.
Assessment and Monitoring
We can assess the level of support required and monitor whether donations are being used as was intended. Regular review and progress reporting can help to maintain momentum.
We can administer day to day charitable or philanthropic activities, whether in dealing with unsolicited requests for support or with the governance of trusts or foundations. This is particularly useful for donors who, because of other commitments, find it hard to spare sufficient time on an ongoing basis.
Our in-depth knowledge and practical experience means we are highly adept at delivering the best solutions. We establish trusts in a number of key global jurisdictions for a wide range of clients.
Through our network of offices, and via our expert partner firms, we establish corporate vehicles in all of the major international financial centres.
A foundation can be an effective planning tool for private wealth, asset protection, charitable reasons and, in some jurisdictions, may be used for commercial purposes.
A foundation shares the characteristics of a trust, in that it does not have shareholders but instead has a founder and beneficiaries. It also has its own legal personality and the ability to enter into contracts in its own right. A foundation is run in accordance with its regulations, by a council as opposed to directors or trustees.