For nearly 60 years, global oil markets have been largely influenced by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The combined oil production of the 14-member-nation group makes up about 30% of the world’s total production, with Saudi Arabia representing over a third of that production.
There are several qualities expected from the people who manage your money and perhaps a shorter list of critical components required for a successful long-term fiduciary relationship – trust, loyalty, fair pricing, and stability.
Not long ago, during an estate plan review for a prospective Whittier Trust client, the firm’s representatives discovered an important issue. The potential client’s child from his first marriage was set up to take over his business — in which he’d given his second wife voting control.
As a family starts to amass wealth, its matriarch or patriarch typically controls its assets and makes the decisions. Things are still simple. With time, they get more complex. So the family head will enlist investment, legal, tax and other advisors.
Nevada is fast-becoming the state of choice for high-net-worth individuals and families seeking greater flexibility, optimal tax savings and maximum protection in their financial and estate planning. Nevada has grown to become one of the most “trust friendly” states in the country and challenging Delaware in popularity as a trust situs.