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The Increasing Popularity of Employee Benefit Trusts

05 Dec 2017

Traditionally, trust structures have been widely used by wealthy families to hold private family assets but in recent years trusts have increasingly been used to hold shares in a company for the benefit of such company’s employees. This type of trust structure – typically used to attract, reward and incentivize employees, and to improve company performance and competitiveness – is known as an employee benefit trust ("EBT"). In an article authored by Sofia Shen, Vice President, Maples Fiduciary, the uses, benefits and set up of the EBT structure are explored.