Expertise, diversified

The Alterego Group's  worldwide client base includes governmental regulatory bodies, major overseas law firms, leading , financial institutions, fund managers and multinational corporations; in addition to a significant local and international private client base. The group has an international focus, are in a good position to service private and corporate clients globally, and have particular expertise in trusts, companies and partnerships, banking, structured , collective investment funds and employee benefits. By working with a wide variety of fiduciary structures and, by offering both legal and financial expertise under one roof, Alterego are able to add value to their client services.

Working closely with numerous professional advisers around the world, they assist corporate, institutional and private clients to establish innovative fiduciary structures for tax, estate and other financial planning purposes; optimising the advantages of using the world's leading onshore and offshore centres. The Alterego Group place great emphasis upon developing and maintaining strong working relationships with their clients and advisers while providing a proactive, professional team approach led by experienced directors and senior management who are committed to providing the highest standards of client services in a cost-effective manner.

The company's personnel, mainly British and Russian, operate from offices in Limassol, Cyprus. The group have invested in the latest information and communications technology systems to provide the most effective and efficient services to clients across different time zones and through the client's preferred methodology.

Commercial and banking
Alterego have a particular expertise in commercial matters including the use of trusts, companies and partnerships, banking, structured finance, collective investment funds and employee benefit arrangements. We use our experience and expertise to advise clients on all legal and commercial matters.  

Capital markets
The Alterego Group has considerable expertise in the establishment and administration of Special Purpose Vehicles for use in structured finance matters.

Investment funds
The group can advise on the set up and management of mutual and specialist funds for institutional or sophisticated investors and provides administrative and accounting services to a variety of collective investment funds, which may be structured as companies, unit trusts or limited partnerships.

Alterego's specialist knowledge in this field means that it is regularly called upon to advise on the establishment and use of trusts in a wide range of contexts. Through the group's New Zealand-based trust company, Alterego Trust Company Limited, they provide the highest quality professional trustee services at competitive market rates.

Private clients
The Alterego Group are experts in the establishment and administration of trusts, companies and other entities to assist high-net-worth individuals and their families in estate planning and protecting their wealth. They administer a wide variety of structures on behalf of private individuals and families which are involved in areas such as:

» Portfolio investment
» Property holding, both for investment
purposes and for the use of family
» Property development
» Various types of trading activity
» Ownership of other types of assets

Corporate services
The Alterego Group regularly advises clients on all aspects of company law and assists in the incorporation of companies in a wide variety of jurisdictions. The group is extremely experienced in providing a full package of administrative, accounting and secretarial services to numerous corporate clients.  

Executive and employee benefits
Also with a highly experienced Employee Benefits team who establish and administer employee benefit structures that are designed to provide tailored and efficient benefit planning for international executives and sports personnel. The types of structures include:

» Employee Share Ownership Plans (ESOPs)
» Offshore Employment Companies
» Deferred Compensation Plans
» International Pension Plans

Islamic finance
Due to their location in the Mediterranean, Alterego has vast experience of working with financial institutions and private clients located in the Middle East. The team has considerable knowledge and expertise in dealing with Shari'a-compliant financial structures for collective investment funds, property financing structures and family estate planning purposes. They have particular expertise in the creation of specialist investment vehicles aimed at Middle Eastern institutions and investors and the issue of Shari'a-compliant Sukuk.  

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