Cayman Wealth Structuring Week 2021

Global travel restrictions mean that our usual STEP Cayman International Wealth Structuring Forum cannot go ahead as usual in January 2021. Instead, STEP Cayman is proud to be offering a series of online events for our international connections, together with a number of in-person events for our local Branch members. Woven into our week-long event series will be the launch of our 2021 "Trust Cayman" Magazine, showcasing the latest developments in the Cayman Islands trust industry and including commentary and analysis from local STEP Branch members.

The webinars will be live, with opportunities for Q&A, but all webinars will also be recorded so that you can re-watch them on demand afterwards


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Webinar 1

13 January 2021 at 8:30 EST (GMT-5)

Trustees in trouble

A global pandemic, political unrest, a generational shift in assets, and the looming threat of recession: all offer turbulent waters for a trustee to navigate. Our panel will discuss the types of troubles that trustees are facing in the current climate, and identify and debate the most practical and successful ways of addressing and resolving them. Recent judgments from around the world will be analysed, and tried and tested tools scrutinised. Join us for a lively and educational discussion with panellists from around the world.

This webinar has now taken place, however you can still register online to receive a copy of the webinar recording.

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Webinar 2

19 January 2021 at 8:30 EST (GMT-5)

Solving modern problems for modern trustees

The modern trustee faces a number of modern challenges: a next generation of beneficiaries seeking greater involvement in the management of family wealth, requests to ensure trust assets are invested in sustainable or environmentally responsible sectors, new categories of activist settlors seeking to use their wealth to offer reparations or to support social justice. Our panel will discuss how trustees can best meet these new challenges, and adapt the structures and processes associated with a traditional trust relationship to work effectively in the modern world.

This webinar has now taken place, however you can still register online to receive a copy of the webinar recording.

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Webinar 3

21 January 2021 at 8:30 EST (GMT-5)

The future of trusts – threats, challenges, and solutions

What does the future hold for the trusts industry both onshore and off? Having weathered many storms over the years, are the biggest threats to the robustness and stability of private client structures still ahead? Our panel will discuss recent global developments flowing from the international push towards regulation and transparency, important decisions of the courts that have contributed to the evolution of trust laws around the world, and debate what new challenges may lie ahead.

This webinar has now taken place, however you can still register online to receive a copy of the webinar recording.

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Webinar Fees - Free of charge

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Local event 1

15 January 2021, 17:00 to 20:00 EST, at the Kimpton Seafire Resort

STEP Cayman presents: Cayman in the time of covid and beyond – the future of the Cayman Islands trusts industry

The new year is a good time to reflect on the challenges we have all faced – as an industry and as a nation – throughout 2020.  It is also a good time to celebrate our successes and achievements together. Join our panel in person at the Kimpton Seafire as we take a look back at how the Cayman Islands trust industry responded, and has adapted to meet, the new restricted environment in which we all work.  Led by Shan Warnock-Smith QC, our panelists will discuss the island's response to the Covid crisis, the pandemic's impact on the nature and flow of new private client work into the islands, and predictions for the future of the trusts industry.  At this event, we will also be launching our "2021 Trust Cayman" Magazine, which showcases our industry achievements over the past twelve months, and hosting drinks and canapes in the Kimpton Gardens.


  • Shan Warnock-Smith QC (Moderator), ICT Chambers Cayman
  • Jennifer Fox, Ogier Cayman
  • Chris Duggan, Dart Cayman
  • Andrew Miller, Bedell Cristin Cayman
  • Roger Priaulx, Genesis Cayman

Local Event 1 Fees - Free of charge

Local event 2

20 January 2020 07:30 to 09:30 EST, at the George Town Yacht Club.
Refreshments will be served at 07:30 with the lecture commencing at 08:00. 

RMW law presents: The next decade

Any successful wealth planner must be aware of trends that will impact on their businesses and the affairs of their clients in the near future.  In this crystal ball gazing session, the speakers will explore what further regulatory developments the wealth management industry can expect over the next decade and how it can prepare. Topics covered will include the expansion of CRS reporting, emergence of cross-border enforcement of foreign tax claims, OECD’s Pillar Two initiative to impose a minimum rate of tax worldwide and more.


  • John Riches, RMW Law
  • Samantha Morgan, RMW Law

Local Event 2 Fees

RMW law presents: The next decade is a paid event, held in George Town. Costs are as follows:

  • CI$35.00 – STEP Members
  • CI$35.00 – STEP Students
  • CI$50.00 – Non-Members
  • Free for all full-time students (not in employment) and for members of the judiciary and employees of the Monetary Authority.