The attack on privacy and controlling information for UHNW families investing and holding wealth


How to get the balance right between protecting financial privacy and ensuring illicit money isn’t able to hide from legitimate law enforcement remains one of the thorniest topics for wealth managers and policymakers. This briefing draws together experts from a number of fields to explore the latest developments in areas such as disclosure and reporting on beneficial ownership; the information powers of tax authorities such as HM Revenue & Customs; the impact of upcoming new data protection laws, and some new options for family offices making investments.



  • Registration & refreshments: 7:40am – 8:30am
  • Panel discussion: 8:30am – 10:00am
  • Networking: 10:00am – 10:30am


Date and Time

Date: Thursday 19th October • 2017
Time: 7:40 am – 10:30 am


Carlton Club

Address: 69 St James's Street, London, SW1A 1PJ

Telephone: +44(0) 020 7493 1164


Charles Spragge



Charles Spragge is an experienced commercial disputes and international arbitration lawyer with experience in acting for businesses, banks, financial institutions, government entities, and a range of other corporates as well as directors and shareholders.
His range of work covers banking disputes including loans & guarantees, trade and marine finance, long-term projects, ship-building disputes, defence contracts, insolvency claims, contentious regulatory, professional negligence, international commercial arbitration, investment treaty arbitration, shareholder disputes, directors’ duties, breach of warranty claims and general contractual disputes. He also advises on matters involving international law, and banking and finance transactions including trade finance.

Robert Macro 



Robert Macro is head of Druces’ international wealth and fiduciary practice and also leads the firm’s Family office team. He has significant experience with UK and international tax planning, trust matters, probates, tax disclosures and disputes for banks, high net worth individuals, trustees, international companies, UK collection societies and partnerships. Robert specialises in complex tax planning for international and domestic clients. He is highly recommended for his specialist knowledge in restructuring business assets and optimising investments into real estate and new technology worldwide. Over the past 16 years Robert has been involved in a number of notable matters successfully assisting clients caught up in the HSBC data theft in Switzerland and dealing with issues for fiduciaries drawn into litigation with a new government of a Middle Eastern state following the Arab Spring. He has also pioneered the successful use of various tax reliefs with claims for the remittance basis of taxation.


Bruce Weatherill

Chief Executive

Weatherill Consulting

Bruce is a chartered accountant with over 37 years financial services experience, previously a partner in PwC, latterly as Global leader of their Wealth Management practice and the key driver of their bi-annual Wealth Management Report. Bruce is now CEO of Weatherill Consulting providing advice on client centricity and wider strategic matters to wealth managers. He is the author of The Value of Trust: the quest by Wealth Managers for Trusted Advisor status and a number of other thought leadership reports. Bruce is chairman of ClearView Financial Media and a non-executive of a number of companies including Fidelity Holdings UK, The Wisdom Council, ComPeer and JDX Consulting.