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Next Gen

With the old guard of HNWs passing on their wealth to the next generation, how should advisors adapt and change their approach when dealing with the next wave of HNW millenials and Generation Z

ThoughtLeaders4 Private Client Next Gen Wealth will run informative panel sessions and networking events, covering the most pertinent and current issues affecting Private Client - targeted at how to advise the next generation of HNWs

 

 

Members will include:

  • Junior partners, associates, counsel at law firms specialising in Private Client
  • Junior barristers practicing at the commercial, chancery, family bar
  • Managers / junior directors at trust companies
  • Accountants & Tax advisors
  • In house at banks, wealth managers and financial institutions
  • Litigation funders 
  • Forensic accounting professionals

Bringing together up-and-coming Private Client practitioners to share knowledge and experience of advising the next generation of HNWs

Who Qualifies as a Next Gen Practitioner?

Are there membership criteria?

Typically members must operate in fields related to Non-Contentious Private Client with an emphasis on next generation HNWs, and be between Associate and Junior Partner as a rough guide. 

Does my membership end once I become too senior?

No, this guidance is only for the point of joining 

Is there a membership fee?

No, membership is free.

Chris Moorcroft
Partner - Harbottle & Lewis

Chris Moorcroft advises individuals and families on wealth planning and succession matters. This includes the use of estate planning vehicles such as companies, trusts and foundations to manage the passing of wealth and family businesses to younger generations, to protect wealth from unexpected events like death and incapacity, to protect wealth from adverse third parties and to manage complex cross-border tax problems involving multiple jurisdictions.


Michelle Tring
Trust Director - Ocorian

Michelle is a Trust Director and oversees the private client team based in Jersey. Michelle has over 15 years industry experience of providing fiduciary services to both private and corporate clients, working with a full range of different structures, from simple discretionary trusts through to reserved power trusts, foundations, and Private Trust Companies.

Michelle moved to Jersey in 2002 to pursue a career in finance and has spent the majority of her career on the island, with the exception of a two-year period where she worked in Grand Cayman, specifically managing a portfolio of structures for predominantly Latin American clients. In her current role, Michelle and her team are responsible for managing a large portfolio of private client structures which span numerous jurisdictions and consist of a number of specialised structures with a variety of assets including artwork, property, investment portfolios and publicly quoted shares. The team pride themselves on providing a very high standard of service to each of their clients.


Robert Dobbyn
Partner - Walkers

Robert is one of the leading non-contentious trusts practitioners in Jersey, and heads Walkers' Jersey Private Capital & Trusts Group.

He focuses on private client structuring and advice, and is an expert in Jersey foundation structures.

Robert is a Jersey Advocate who has spent more than a decade specialising in offshore private client work.


Joanne Morse
Director, Family Office Services - Summit Trust International

Jo is a graduate of Law and French from Cardiff University. She qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales in 2008, working as a private client solicitor in the UK before beginning her trust career in Geneva in 2011. Jo has a wide range of experience in trust and company management, within which a wide range of real assets are managed, including fine art, vintage cars, shipping fleets, yachts, private equity and commercial and residential property. Jo manages an administration team providing bespoke private client trusteeship to ultra high value, complex international trust structures. In May 2018, Jo won Trustee of the Year at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards held in London.


Phyllis Townsend
Senior Associate - Baker McKenzie

Phyllis Townsend is a senior associate in the Wealth Management practice in London. Phyllis joined in 2012 from Rothschild Wealth Management & Trust where she was legal counsel in London and Zurich. Phyllis works with clients on a broad range of wealth management matters. Phyllis is listed in Legal 500, Private Client Practitioner's "Top 35 under 35" and Legal Week's "Private Client Global Elite - Ones to Watch".


Alice Killingbeck
Director - KPMG

Alice Killingbeck is a director and solicitor leading Private Client legal services at KPMG in the UK. Alice advises UK and international individuals, families, trustees and family offices on issues related to the management, growth and transition of their personal and business wealth. This includes designing and advising on estate planning structures such as trusts and foundations, advising on trustee governance and fiduciary risk, cross-border succession planning, Wills and philanthropy.


Founding Committee

Chris Moorcroft
Chris Moorcroft Partner
Harbottle & Lewis
Michelle Tring
Michelle Tring Trust Director
Ocorian
Robert Dobbyn
Robert Dobbyn Partner
Walkers
Joanne Morse
Joanne Morse Director, Family Office Services
Summit Trust International
Phyllis Townsend
Phyllis Townsend Senior Associate
Baker McKenzie
Alice Killingbeck
Alice Killingbeck Director
KPMG

Upcoming Events

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Virtual
14 May 2020
Next Gen Wealth: Hot Topics in the New World Order

Virtual Event on Zoom
Meet and hear from the Private Client Next Gen Wealth founding committee. They will be looking at the hot issues in FIRE given the current unprecedented position businesses around the world find themselves in. Sharing tips, considering the traps and the pitfalls to avoid. 


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Virtual
10 Jun 2020
Exposing bad trustees in a post-pandemic landscape: Who’s had their hand in the till or taken their eye off the ball

Delighted to partner with ConTrA to bring you this unique webinar where all proceeds are being donated to the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal. 


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Virtual
16 Jun 2020
Lockdown Lowdown: 5 important trust decisions you need to know about now

Understand the lessons from the 5 most important trusts decisions from the key industry players, chaired by the incomparable Elspeth Talbot-Rice QC. 


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Virtual
02 Jul 2020
Next Gen Wealth: Family Offices in the New World Order

These are unprecedented times - there's been an overnight shift to remote working for almost the entire population. How is this affecting the worlds HNW and UHWs and how are advisors dealing with Family Offces in this new world order? 

We will be looking at the current issues in a quickfire format from across the spectrum of private client practitioners.


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Virtual
17 Sep 2020
Next Gen Wealth: Sustaining ESG Investments

ESG investing continues to be a pressing concern. And one that is amplified in recent times. What is latest key issues to watch out for and how are advisors developing their approaches? 


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Virtual
02 Nov 2020
Inter-Generational Wealth Planning: The Private Client Practitioner of the Future

Pre-Recorded Full Day Event 
With the old guard of HNWs passing on their wealth to the next generation, how should advisors adapt and change their approach when dealing with the next wave of HNW millenials and Generation Z


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Virtual
16 Nov 2020
Contentious Trusts - Pre-Recorded 1 Day Event Under Development

Trusts in litigation continues to move at pace. Attend this 1 day event for your annual update on latest cases, new techniques and key litigation arising from the global corona virus shutdown. 


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Virtual
17 Nov 2020
HNW Advisors Leadership Programme: Training and development for future leaders

Leading complex relationships, working through challenging strategy and training your professional mindset makes a good advisor. But what makes a great, trusted advisor? What skills do you need to become a well-rounded HNW practitioner to grow your niche and succeed?


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Virtual
18 Nov 2020
Advising Non-Dom Clients

Non-Doms have continued to be a hotly debated political subject. However, with a Conservative government in place the status looks set to remain. Attend this event to understand the latest guidance and strategies to effectively advise these clients. And how to advise clients that have unintentionally changed their tax status during the global lockdowns. 


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Virtual
19 Nov 2020
TL4 Virtual Community X-Over

A unique virtual event bringing together HNW Divorce, FIRE and Private Client experts. We will be discussing how the various practice areas overlap with each other and how best to work across disciplines 


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Virtual
26 Nov 2020
Post-Death Claims

Chaired by the indomitable Stephen Moverley Smith QC this event will delve into the new and key issues arsing post-death. From crypto and digital estates, to competence and capacity this is your annual update in 1 day. 


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Virtual
30 Nov 2020
Court of Protection

The intricacies and practicalities of the court of protection will be examined in this targeted half day programme. Chaired by industry luminary Suzanne Marriott understand the court of protection, official solicitors office, health & welfare and finance & property. 


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Virtual
01 Dec 2020
TransAtlantic Planning

Estate, trust and tax planning across the Atlantic continues to be a hot topic. Not least due to the recent high profile relocation of Harry and Meghan and the complications playing out in the global media. Drill down into key practical issues to help you advise your clients at this 1 day event. 


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