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WHY OFFSHORE BONDS FOR TRUSTEE INVESTORS Gavin Jobson-Wood Investment Development Manager. For financial adviser use only. Agenda . Who’d be a trustee in 2009?. How can offshore investment bonds help?. How can we help?. Increase in taxation.

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WHY OFFSHORE BONDS FOR TRUSTEE INVESTORSGavin Jobson-WoodInvestment Development Manager

For financial adviser use only


Who’d be a trustee in 2009?

How can offshore investment bonds help?

How can we help?

Increase in taxation

  • From 6th April 2010, trust income tax rates will increase from:

32.5% to 42.5% for dividend income

40% to 50% for all other income

Affected trusts will not benefit from the £150,000 income limit applying to individuals. (But £1000 basic rate band remains)

The trustee investor faces unique challenges

Increase in taxation








Trustee Act 2000

  • Trustee duties

  • Wide investment power

  • Standard investment criteria

  • Investment advice

Standard investment criteria

  • Suitability to the trust

  • The need for diversification

  • Review trust investments from time to time and consider if they should be varied.

Consider ‘proper’ investment advice

  • Proper advice is advice of a person who is reasonably believed by the trustee to be qualified to give it by ability and practical experience of financial and other matters relating to the proposed investment.

Who’d be a trustee in 2009?

Every trust with an appointed adviser must have a written investment policy statement

Overall level of return and yield

Income and capital requirements

Ability to distribute capital in place of income

Nature and timing of liabilities

Liquidity requirements

Time horizons of the trust

Base currency

Who’d be a trustee in 2009?

Every trust with an appointed adviser must

have a written investment policy statement

Time horizon of performance

Residency and tax status of the trust

Residency and tax status of the beneficiaries

Social responsibilities

Tax and/or legal restraints

Trustee Investment – Benefits of bonds as trust investments


Tax deferral possible

Offshore Bond

Limited tax administration






No CGT on switching assets

Trustee investment

Beneficiary encashes at their tax rate










CMI Global Investor












fund terms

Online quotes

& valuations

Gross interest


Gross returns – the benefit

Source: Lipper Hindsight, Returns: sterling returns; Tax basis - net for IP Corporate Bond Acc and sector, gross for IP

Corporate Bond Gross Acc; Total return, no initial charges.

The value of an investment can go up and down as a result of market movements. You may get back less than you invested. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance.

Marketing support

  • Guide to trustee investment

  • Standard investment criteria guide

  • Statement of investment principles guide

  • Portfolio Architect

  • Offshore bonds v OEICs calculator

Offshore bonds v OEICs calculator

Offshore bonds v OEICs (example figures)

£500,000 investment,100% into fixed interest


Charges have been set to be equal so this is a direct comparison for tax. In reality, the total charges will vary from product to product. All products have 1% AMC (plus 0.02% assumed dealing costs) only. Investor's tax status remains the same throughout. For OEIC only one assumed CGT allowance is used at the end of the term. OEIC Charges are paid from income. Higher rate tax payments on the income from the OEIC are taken from the fund. CGT allowance grows with inflation of 2.5%.

Technical support

  • Email enquiry service*: financialplanning@scottishwidows.co.uk

  • Fax: 0117 376 4005 *

    *PIN number required.



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Sept 2009

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