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Tendensen in Privaat Vermogensbeheer (Trends in Private Estate Management)


Alain Laurent P. G. Verbeke


University of Leuven, Director Rector Roger Dillemans Family Property Law Institute, Codirector Institute for Contract Law, Codirector Leuven Center for Notary Law; Harvard Law School; University of Leuven, Faculty of Psychology; Tilburg Law School Department of Private Law and TISCO; Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) - Católica Global School of Law; Greenille Attorneys

April 3, 2011


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Short memo on some trends in the management of private estate.The financial crisis created the paradox that wealth is even more widespread than ever before. Belgian economy, without a federal government for over a year, is doing astonishingly well, and more people are richer than ever. The crisis enhanced consciousness about money and wealth, creating an increased risk averseness. Insurances are booming and investments are more conservative. This awareness has put pressure on bankers to offer more transparent and accountable services. Finally, estate and tax planning are exploding. Every one in Belgium wants to be "planned." Gifts and donations are a popular device in that respect. However, many common citizens seem to get trapped into such planning without carefully considering whether the donate assets are really "not to have" for themselves. A good solution for 99% of the Belgians would be to exempt inheritance and gift taxes up to a cap of e.g. 1 million euro. Then no succession planning would be necessary.

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Number of Pages in PDF File: 2

Keywords: Private Estate Management

JEL Classification: K11, K12

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Date posted: July 4, 2011  

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Verbeke, Alain Laurent P. G., Tendensen in Privaat Vermogensbeheer (Trends in Private Estate Management) (April 3, 2011). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1877768 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1877768

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Alain Laurent P. G. Verbeke (Contact Author)
University of Leuven, Director Rector Roger Dillemans Family Property Law Institute, Codirector Institute for Contract Law, Codirector Leuven Center for Notary Law ( email )
Tiensestraat 41
Leuven, 3000
Belgium
003216325203 (Phone)
003216325296 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.law.kuleuven.be/fvr
Harvard Law School ( email )
Cambridge, MA
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.pon.harvard.edu/
University of Leuven, Faculty of Psychology
Van Evenstraat 2B
B-3000 Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant 3000
Belgium
HOME PAGE: http://ppw.kuleuven.be/english/wopp/leuven-center-for-collaborative-management
Tilburg Law School Department of Private Law and TISCO ( email )
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
HOME PAGE: http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/research/institutes-and-research-groups/tisco/
Catholic University of Portugal (UCP) - Católica Global School of Law
Lisboa
Portugal
HOME PAGE: http://www.fd.lisboa.ucp.pt/site/custom/template/ucptplfac.asp?sspageID=3293&lang=2
Greenille Attorneys ( email )
Boulevard de la Woluwe 2
1150 Brussels
Belgium
003227380650 (Phone)
003227380660 (Fax)
HOME PAGE: http://www.greenille.eu
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