Family Office Audit

In our experience, there are many instances where a Family Office client may benefit from a review for a number of reasons:

  • The Family Office is considering moving its head office or setting one up in a new jurisdiction
  • The Family Office has received inappropriate advice from a third party and needs to resolve latent issues
  • Key personnel have left and the principal requires specific guidance
  • The Family Office principal would simply like a review to ensure that everything is running smoothly
  • Implementing strategic tax planning across jurisdictions and asset classes
  • Providing peace of mind and ensuring compliance with tax obligations

We would always agree the remit of any Family Office Audit with the client first. Given our experience of working in, and running, family offices we would be able to review the functionality of the family office against the objectives of the principal

Our Audit would typically cover the following

  • Review of holding structures
  • Review of tax structuring & compliance
  • Review of equity/debt portfolios against risk appetite
  • Personnel review
  • Review/valuations of luxury assets
  • Review of trading businesses owned

We would initially wish to conduct the Audit with an onsite visit and receive the brief in a face to face meeting with the family office principal and/or client. At the conclusion of the audit we will provide the family office principal and/or client with a detailed report of our findings together with a number of recommendations to ensure a more efficient and appropriate outcome for the principal.


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