Modules Classroom Hours
Trusts In Wealth Planning 7 Hours
This module provides a comprehensive overview of the wealth & estate planning industry. A good understanding of the features and characteristics of the wealth & estate planning tools and structures, applicable laws and regulations, are essential elements of a successful wealth planner. Lessons will be drawn from global industry trends and regulatory developments applied to daily work practices.
Trust Regulations And Practices 3 Hours
The international regulatory and compliance environment have been developing alongside the rapidly evolving industry. It is imperative for professionals in the industry to keep abreast of the latest legislative and regulatory requirements relevant to the industry, organisation, operational environment and individual roles. This module covers the emerging and changing regulatory and compliance frameworks governing estate planning and trustee services in Singapore.
Tax In Wealth And Estate Planning 4 Hours
This module provides an overview of global tax regimes and how they impact the administration of trust companies in Singapore. Fundamental taxation concepts like taxation of trust, domicile and residency will be discussed. Participants will gain broad perspectives of key tax concepts and the regulations relevant to wealth and estate planning.
Client Acceptance Management 3 Hours
In this age of enhanced regulatory requirements, trust companies have to be aware of the various regulatory changes that impact the growth of the trust business. This module imparts the practical knowledge and skillsets required during the client acquisition and on-boarding process. This module also dives into the industry best practices to uncover service opportunities and develop client loyalty and confidence in the organisation.
Trust Administration 7 Hours
This module covers the principles and end-to-end processes involved in the administration, implementation and management of a trust. Participants will learn the relevant market laws and regulations as well as the industry best practices of organisation’s policies and procedures. This includes accounting, compliance, and methods used in the implementation and periodic performance review of the trust assets. The trustee’s fiduciary duty of care will also be discussed.
Risk Management 3 Hours
This module provides an overview of the compliance, monitoring and control functions in a trust company. Critical risk areas and fiduciary duties involved in the various stages of tax operations will be highlighted. Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (CFT) will be covered. Case studies will be used to enhance the learner’s understanding and application of risk knowledge.
Arriving At The Trust Decision 7 Hours
Wealth planners need to have a good understanding of a client’s needs and objectives in order to provide sound advice and recommendations. This module prepares professionals to conduct meaningful evaluations of their clients’ needs using financial as well as non-financial information. Through the extensive use of complex multi-jurisdictional case studies, participants will learn key considerations in trust structuring and understand the various types of structure options and capabilities.