Agenda (Day 1)

SETTING SAIL AGAIN

20th January 2022

Congress Centre Kursaal, Interlaken, Switzerland.

DAY 1 THEME: NAVIGATING SAFELY IN TROUBLED WATERS

REGISTRATION, BREAKFAST AND NETWORKING

Kindly sponsored by Butterfield Trust (Switzerland) Ltd

WELCOME FROM SWISS & LIECHTENSTEIN STEP FEDERATION AND CHAIR'S OPENING REMARKS

Andrew McCallum TEP - Senior Partner, Rawlinson & Hunter Switzerland SA; Chairman of the Swiss & Liechtenstein STEP Federation and member of the STEP Alpine conference organising committee; Treasurer and committee member of STEP Geneva and of the Swiss Association of Trust Companies; and member of the STEP worldwide Governance Committee

WELCOME FROM STEP WORLDWIDE

Mark Walley - Chief Executive Officer, STEP Worldwide

 

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Speaker to be confirmed

ECONOMY & FINANCE

  • Ecosystem of the financial industry, its development and the impacts on the trust business

  • The behavioural side of investments

  • Concerns of private clients and trustees? What services and products do they need in the future?

  • The trust business industry from the banks’ perspective

  • ESG and impact as an investment decision criteria

  • The trade-off between sustainability and financial returns

H.S.H. Prince Michael of Liechtenstein TEP - Executive Chairman, Industrie- und Finanzkontor Etablissement, Wealth Presentation Experts (Moderator)  

Professor Dr Thorsten Hens - Department of Banking and Finance, University of Zurich 

Marcello Sala - Partner, Apis Partners 

Marie-Therese Yates, Managing Director, Wealth Advisor Switzerland, JP Morgan Private Bank  

SWISS & LIECHTENSTEIN STEP FEDERATION - STUDENT AWARDS

Kindly sponsored by CLT International Ltd

Dr Johanna Niegel TEP - Senior Client Advisor, Allgemeines Treuunternehmen (ATU); Secretary and member of the conference organising committee, Swiss & Liechtenstein STEP Federation; Chairman, Verein STEP; Chairman, Vaduz Centre of Verein STEP 

Filippo Turato TEP – Trust and Wealth Planner, Capital Trustees AG; Member of the conference organising committee, Swiss & Liechtenstein STEP Federation; Secretary of STEP Lugano

LUNCH

CHAIR'S OPENING REMARKS

Andrew McCallum TEP - Senior Partner, Rawlinson & Hunter Switzerland SA; Chairman of the Swiss & Liechtenstein STEP Federation and member of the STEP Alpine conference organising committee; Treasurer and committee member of STEP Geneva and of the Swiss Association of Trust Companies; and member of the STEP worldwide Governance Committee

THE IMPACT OF THE CORONA CRISIS ON THE PRIVATE CLIENT INDUSTRY

  • What were the operational issues impacted by Corona?

  • What were the private client needs?

  • What were the investments sought by private clients?

  • What were the risks and how were these risks addressed?

Dr Roderik J P Strobl TEP - Relationship Manager for Key Clients, Leo Trust (Switzerland) Ltd  (Moderator)

James Day – Managing Director, Peritus Investment Consultancy

Dawn Goodman TEP – Partner, Withers

Rayan Houdrouge – Partner, Lenz & Staehelin 

TRUSTEE REGULATION: AN UPDATE

  • Structures exempt from the regulations

  • Licensing requirements for local and foreign trustees

  • Authorization process

  • Focus and priority areas for the regulator

Fabianne de Vos Burchart TEP - Attorney at Law, Schellenberg Wittmer (Moderator)

Thomas Hirschi - Head of Asset Management Division, Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA

Kenneth Ukoh - Head Portfolio Managers and Trustees, Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA

Anton Wyss - Vice President, Liechtenstein Institute of Professional Trustees and Fiduciaries, Vaduz

NETWORKING & REFRESHMENTS

EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION/TRANSPARENCY

  • CRS - Is it still common ?
  • FATCA update
  • Mandatory disclosure rules - DAC6 and its impacts
  • BO registers

Filippo Noseda TEP - Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP and Visiting Professor, King’s College London (Moderator) 

Konrad Hauptli - Of Counsel, Kendris Ltd 

Marnin Michaels TEP - Senior Partner, Baker McKenzie

Vania Petrella - Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP    

THE FUTURE OF THE TRUST & ESTATE PLANNING INDUSTRY: TAX, SUBSTANCE & ASSET PROTECTION

  • Experiences of the past eighteen months:  clients’ needs, apparent and latent
  • Centralization of data and state surveillance in a polarized world:  protecting assets
  • Choice of fiduciary and the checks and balances in structures
  • Building of long-term relationships and confidence

Stephanie Jarrett TEP – Owner, Offices of Stephanie A Jarrett (Moderator) 

Olga Boltenko - Founding Partner, Boltenko Law GmbH

Alan Milgate - Partner, Rawlinson & Hunter LLP

Jim Parker BSC., TEPCountry Head for Switzerland and Managing Director, Butterfield Trust (Switzerland) Limited 

 

 

DAY ONE - ROUND-UP

DRINKS RECEPTION - VICTORIA JUNGFRAU

GALA DINNER - VICTORIA JUNGFRAU

Kindly sponsored by Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd