This event will bring together luminaries from across the wealth management industry, discussing contemporary issues for both advisors of high net worth individuals and intermediaries alike.

The WealthBriefing Geneva Summit will feature two panels, exploring developments in areas such as wealth planning and operational strategy, to provide a holistic view on the private client space in Switzerland today.

Attendance is complimentary to the WealthBriefing network, but spaces are limited.


08:00 - 09:00 Registration and Networking 09:00 - 10:00 Intergenerational Wealth Structuring And Transfers On An International Playing Field As the Brussels IV legislation starts to take effect across Europe and families continue to internationalise, this panel will assess what wealth structuring techniques can best be put into place to ensure the optimal transition of wealth when dealing with client assets across various jurisdictions.
  • Matching business vs family interests when choosing the best destination for dealing with estates
  • Tackling the interplay between different regimes for clients – for example, recognition
  • Trusts versus foundations – is there a real winner?
  • Are clients from civil jurisdictions getting more comfortable with common law models?
  • How is FATCA panning out for clients?
  • Piercing the corporate veil of trust structures and visibility
10:00 - 10:40 Networking Break   10:40 - 11:40 Dealing With Politically Exposed Persons: From Onboarding To Client Management This panel will look at what processes should be implemented into the onboarding process at banks and wealth management firms to best accommodate ongoing monitoring of high-risk clients. Areas to be explored include:  
  • Establishing a screening process for existing clients for potential changes in risk levels
  • Onboarding for continued due diligence: fully exploring and recording client relationship for ongoing monitoring
  • Eliciting sensitive information, such as source of wealth, effectively
  • Garnering information on expected account activity during onboarding to ease AML processes in the long-term
  • KYC past onboarding – systemising frequent checks on PEPs, including fuzzy matching
  • Compliantly offboarding a high-risk client
  • International regulations: making sure information from international correspondent banks comply with Swiss regulations
  11:40 - 12:30 Networking


Date and Time

Date: Thursday 15th October - 2015
Time: 8:00 am – 12:30 pm


Hotel President Wilson

Address: 47 Quai Wilson, Geneva, 1211, Switzerland

About our Sponsors



Adzam Yusof

Head of Citi Trust Europe, The Middle East and Africa

Citi Private Bank

Adzam heads up the team that creates sophisticated and holistic wealth plans for clients in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Adzam has over 20 years of experience in the […]

Alessandro Tonchia



Alessandro is a Founder of Finantix. As Strategy Director, he focuses on the company’s growth and long-term product direction. Alessandro has worked in product development and was responsible for large […]

F David Ford

Of Counsel

Reymond, Ulmann and Fischele

David Ford has worked for 19 years in various compliance roles in the field of private banking. Although based in Geneva, his roles were international in nature. He had dual […]

Jonathan Kirby

Managing Director Geneva


Jonathan is Managing Director for Accuro based in Switzerland. He is responsible for the leadership and development of Accuro’s Geneva office and plays a key role in building on the […]

Nadine Goldfoot


Fragomen Worldwide

Nadine has been practicing in the field of immigration law for over 10 years.  She  is considered an authority on high net worth immigration. She works with high net worth […]

Nicolas Hars

Head of Wealth Planning Solutions

Societe Generale Private Banking

Nicolas Hars joined the Societe Generale group in 2002 as a wealth planner within the private bank in Luxembourg. After seven years of working in international wealth engineering for European […]

Paul Astengo

Senior Executive

Gibraltar Finance

Paul joined Gibraltar Finance in February 2013, tasked with growing the private client proposition, which includes tax residence schemes, trust and company management and banking areas. He has over 30 […]

René Hürlimann

Director EMEA & APAC


René is responsible for executing Appway’s expansion strategy within key market regions. René provides local support for international clients establishes a sustainable regional presence that can act independently in its […]

Stephanie Jarrett


Baker & McKenzie

Stephanie Jarrett is a partner of Baker & McKenzie and advises families with cross-border connections on legal and tax issues, including those relating to business realisation; family and family business […]