Trusts are valuable estate planning tools. A trust structure merely describes the ownership structure - the assets of the trust are owned by one person or organisation (the trustee) but held for the benefit of other individuals or organisations (the beneficiaries). Trusts offer your clients a beneficial tax structure which can also provide protection for the assets of minor children or the disabled.
Our trustee services can be delivered in partnership with you, your client’s trusted adviser.
Part of the IOOF group, Australian Executor Trustees (AET) is a specialist provider of trustee services and offers a range of trust structures:
- Compensation trusts for the management and protection of your client’s personal injury payment.
- Testamentary discretionary trusts are created within, and by, your clients’ Will but do not take effect until after their death.
- Family trusts (living or ‘inter-vivos’ trusts’) are created by deed and commence during your client’s lifetime.
- Life interest trusts.
- Education trusts for children or grandchildren.