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The DNA of Champions

30th March 2016

This month I was privileged to hear Sir Clive Woodward speaking to an audience over dinner in the Isle of Man. The man most famous for leading the England Rugby team to victory in the World Cup in 2003 and then overseeing the ...

Bowie Knew Different

26th January 2016

A couple of years ago I wrote an article referencing the late, great David Bowie who had surprised us all with the release of an unannounced new album after many years in the musical wilderness. A planned follow up to this in early ...

As the holiday season arrives I think it’s always important to reflect on our hard work and the successes it has created; that way we can enjoy our time of rest with both a feeling of great achievement and a real confidence in the ...

I am extremely pleased to announce a new partnership with Auriti Advisory, global art and design consultants. With Auriti, we aim to offer our clients personalised advice for both established collectors as well as to art lovers who are ...

James McNee: “My Time At Boston” During my time at Boston everyone here has made me feel very welcome, also everyone always seems happy and has a smile on their face. My favourite task to do here is the scanning and I especially ...

The Company of the Year Junior Achievement Awards took place last week and showcased the culmination of the Company Programme. Sponsored for the fourth successive year by Boston Charitable Foundation, the programme aims to challenge ...

Boston are delighted to announce that Ruth Robinson, Director and Head of Boston Family Office has been shortlisted for the Citywealth Power Women Awards in two categories of “Woman of the Year: Leadership (Professional Services)” and ...

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”  (Alan Kay) Malta is a financial services centre of excellence, and a leading intellectual property (IP) holding jurisdiction.  In order to incentivise investment in R&D and ...

Last week Chris Borg attended the annual Mediterranean Business Aviation summit held in Malta.  This event is organised by AeroPodium and welcomes international and local industry professionals, providing a great opportunity to discuss ...

During the last week of school summer term I was fortunate to be carrying out my work experience with Boston Limited.  I enjoyed my week interacting with various members of the Boston team.  I was provided with an excellent overview of ...

Hong Kong (HK) is a vibrant city and major gateway to China. Located at the mouth of the Pearl River Delta on the southern coast of China, its geographical location and skilled workforce has made it an attractive centre for doing business....

“Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?” Groucho Marx Anyone who has studied corporate law will be aware of Saloman v A Saloman & Co (1897) which established that a company is a legal entity ...

When participating in the Isle of Man’s parish walk it gives you many hours of thinking time to take your mind off the fact that your feet are slowly resembling an extra from Casualty, I started to recall a number of articles I had ...

Yesterday ICM hosted the Isle of Man Aviation Conference that took place at the Villa Marine in Douglas, Isle of Man. The conference is now in it’s 4th year and was attended by over 130 delegates from the UK, Europe, America and the ...

In the same way that the industrial revolution forever changed the way people lived and business was done, the digital revolution that began with the microchip has fundamentally changed the world and the way we interact with each ...

The Isle of Man is 572 square miles with a population of over 85,000 and is situated in the middle of the Irish sea between the coastlines of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. The Island is not part of the United Kingdom but is a ...

The 14th annual European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) held between 20th – 22nd May 2014 continued to enhance its reputation as Europe’s largest and most important business aviation trade show. The event, held ...

“Work as hard as you can, play as hard as you can and give something back” Michelle Mone....

What is a Family Office? ‘Family office’ is a term that is now used extensively by a number of financial organisations including major banks, hedge funds, asset managers and others. In essence the term refers to the provision of ...

The Cayman Islands are part of an underwater mountain range, which are situated south of Cuba and Northwest of Jamaica and are made up of three Islands, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman....

The European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) will be held in Geneva, Switzerland between the 20th and the 22nd of May 2014....

Chris Borg, Managing Director of Boston (Malta) Limited recently attended the Opportunities in Business Jets and the Opportunities in Superyachts conferences that were held over two days at the Westin Dragonara Resort in Malta....

The Double Taxation Treaty had been signed on 24 April 2013. This was later ratified by the Maltese Authorities by virtue of Legal Notice 159 of 2013....

Philanthropy. A term used by the wealthy and their advisors, businesses and charities alike, but what does it mean? Of the various definitions, the purest I have found states philanthropy as ‘the practice of performing charitable or ...

The British Virgin Islands are located in the Virgin Islands archipelago and are made up of around 60 Caribbean Islands ranging from 12 miles long to tiny uninhabited islands. The main islands are Tortola, Virgin Gorda, Anegada and ...

A year ago I wrote an article loosely referencing one of the great rock icons of our time, Mr David Bowie. I’m not sure if Bowie would have welcomed that or the tenuous connection with this subject matter but it seems an opportune ...

With the usual sense of dread and trepidation I log onto the HMRC website and delve into the key budget announcements likely to have the biggest impact on our business.  An increasingly global and diverse client base at Boston lessens ...

On Saturday 8th  March, 15 – 18 year olds from schools and rugby clubs across the Island took part in a Rugby Coaching Clinic with International rugby star Scott Gibbs. The event, which took place at Vagabonds Rugby Club, was hosted by ...

Since joining the EU in 2004, Malta has become a globally recognised financial centre and an increasingly popular jurisdiction for corporate structuring....

A believer in the Junior Achievement aim, to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy, former British & Irish Lions rugby player Scott Gibbs attended two local schools on the Isle of Man to share his experiences....

The new Malta Individual Investor Programme is an attractive proposition for wealthy non-EU citizens who wish to benefit from citizenship in Malta, a highly respected, stable and neutral EU Member State.  EU citizenship confers a ...

On Saturday 8th March Boston Charitable Foundation will be holding Rugby Coaching Clinics with International rugby star Scott Gibbs....

Manx 2014 budget response

21st February 2014

With the tightening of the government’s purse strings continuing unabated, this may have seemed like an opportune moment to start increasing tax rates and slashing personal allowances. However, and thankfully, this is not the style of ...

It promised to be bigger and better than ever and ICE Totally Gaming delivered. Thousands flocked to the Excel centre for 3 days of conferences, networking events and to meet new and existing clients. In its 22nd year, 23,891 unique ...

Lauren O’Neill met up with Adrian Jones at the London Boat Show’s diamond anniversary event to get an update on VAT matters affecting the industry at a time when the industry is demonstrating optimism and confidence for the months ahead....

With the 2014 yachting season fast approaching it is important for yacht owners planning to use their yachts in the EU to ensure that they have considered the VAT implications. Chris Borg provides a summary of the EU VAT Treatment of ...

On Friday 24th January, the Alliance of Isle of Man Compliance Professionals played host to hundreds of delegates for the 2014 AICP Manx State of the Nation Conference; a signature event for the Island’s compliance and risk ...

Fast approaching, ICE 2014 guarantees to be a SENSATIONAL event. It is the only industry event that brings together the online and land based gaming worlds under one roof.   Taking place next week at the Excel Centre London, ICE ...

Held on the 9-11 December 2013, the ManxBiomed International Conference was a melting pot of ideas for those interested in biotechnology and biomedical sciences....

Over the past 12 months the tax landscape has changed considerably. A number of Agreements between the respective Governments of the Isle of Man and UK have been entered into. In December 2012 the Isle of Man announced it would be ...

Boston Group hosted its second event with global brand ambassador and former British & Irish Lions rugby player, Scott Gibbs. Following on from the inaugural event in October in Mayfair, London, Boston hosted a drinks and canapés ...

Greg Ellison, CEO of Boston Group, an international family office and fiduciary services provider, has been named one of the Top 50 Most Influential People of 2013 by Private Client Practitioner, a leading magazine for private client ...

What is a Trust?

15th November 2013

A trust is an interesting concept especially for those who come from a civil law jurisdiction....

Alex joined Boston in April 2013 as part of the acquisition of business from Isle of Man Financial Trust Limited. Alex was as an Executive Director within the IOMA Group for 3 years....

Boston Group has been granted a full trust licence by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA) as part of an ongoing strategy for service development and expansion. This licence complements and mirrors our the Group’s full service ...

What is good management?

30th October 2013

I have always thought that being a good manager is a bit like plastering a wall – looks easy until you try it yourself!...

The  front page of the Sunday Times leads with the story of Sir Richard Branson and his apparent ‘quitting the country’ to save tax by living in his paradise Island in the Caribbean. Now I love the Isle of Man but if I ...

I was lucky enough to recently have had the opportunity to attend the Monaco Yacht Show as part of a strong Boston presence. I say lucky because I could not in any way be considered a super yacht expert – I leave that to ...

Superyachts Show off…

9th October 2013

Katherine Ellis, Business Development Director at Boston Group, reflects on the 2013 Monaco Yacht Show....

Tax Haven No More

2nd October 2013

“A Tax Haven sitting in the Irish Sea” Alistair Darling I’m sure we all remember this quote from the Chancellor of the day back in the gloomy days of the global financial crisis and his boss saying there was a need to look again at the ...

Professionalism is a word we often hear in todays media, regrettably all to often preceded by the phrase “a lack of…”. Nevertheless be it in the context of business, the sporting area, or public services, how do we define the concept ...

Despite economic despondency and pessimism in recent years, the economic climate hasn’t appeared to have affected the pockets of the super wealthy when it comes to vacations and luxuries. The Superyacht Report recently stated that ...

In its recent ‘Market-sizing’ report, The Boston Consulting Group (no connection to Boston Group of which I am the Chief Executive) highlights a slight decline in the relative proportion of global wealth placed offshore from 6.4% to ...

Monaco Yacht Show 2013

16th September 2013

We are delighted to announce that Boston will be attending the Monaco Yacht Show from 25 -28 September 2013. If you would like to arrange a meeting with our experienced team please email Lauren O’Neill loneill@boston.co.im. We look ...

Malta has concluded yet another double taxation treaty during a recent official visit by the Prime Minister of Malta to Kiev, Ukraine. During the working visit, Malta also extended its support for the signing of an association ...

School’s Out…

11th September 2013

As one of the Island’s leading trust companies, Boston Limited is committed to providing work experience opportunities to students on the Island, providing them with skills and experience to help them choose the right sector to work in....

As David Bain correctly highlighted in his excellent piece ‘Family Offices and Nightclubs‘ in the Campden Wealth Bulletin, the label ‘family office’ seems to be appearing everywhere these days. David asks, “Are they ...

“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm” Abraham Lincoln The latest report from the OECD, giving compliance ratings for 50 countries, was issued at the Global Forum’s meeting in Jakarta last week....