John Humphreys: Placing trust in trustees

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John Humphreys: "A trustee today needs to be – or at least have access to – an expert in law, an investment adviser and a tax specialist."
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John Humphreys: "A trustee today needs to be – or at least have access to – an expert in law, an investment adviser and a tax specialist."

Acting as a trustee is a significant responsibility and so, while the role used to be given to family members, writes John Humphreys, it is increasingly common for clients and their advisers to appoint a professional

At a recent seminar, questions from the audience of advisers brought us on to the subject of trustees - and how and why to choose them. It is a decision that can have very long-lasting and far-reaching...

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