Family Investment Companies vs Trusts – Choosing Your Best Option.

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Are you starting to think about how your assets and wealth can be passed effectively to future generations? 

Family Investment Companies (FICs) and Trusts are two options that facilitate the accumulation and transfer of wealth, in a tax efficient manner. 

FICs have become popular due to the tax benefits they provide which can create significant savings. However, they will not be suitable for all families and can become tax inefficient in some circumstances. In some circumstances, Trusts can provide an excellent alternative to FICs, and by varying the terms of the Trust, the settlor can retain control on how and when beneficiaries benefit.


How do you decide which type of investment structure is best for your circumstances?

Our financial adviser Marcus Bull will explain how FICs are structured, and how and why Trusts can provide an alternative for effective wealth transfer and succession planning. Marcus will be joined by colleagues from the MHA private client team to explain the tax planning aspects.


Key points in this webinar:

  • What is an FIC and how is it structured
  • Benefits and disadvantages of an FIC
  • Your options if you already have an FIC set up
  • Trusts as an alternative to FICs – differences and benefits
  • The right type of Trust for your circumstances
  • Tax benefits of FICs & Trusts



    • James Kipping – Head of Private Client team, MHA MacIntyre Hudson
    • Marcus Bull – DipPFS, Independent Financial Advisor, MHA Caves Wealth



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This Information represents our understanding of current law and HM Revenue & Customs practice as of May 2023. Tax assumptions and reliefs depend upon an investor’s particular circumstances and may change if those circumstances or the law change.