Foreign Grantor Trust

Succession planning for non-US Grantor with US Beneficiaries.

Learn about Foreign Grantor Trust

Established by a non-U.S. tax resident as grantor, foreign grantor Trust provides wealth and inheritance planning for U.S. Beneficiaries and future issues to reasonably minimize their potential U.S. gift and inheritance tax.

Who is it typically for

  • Non-US high-net-worth individuals with US family members and descendants to be the Beneficiary

General Rules for Foreign Grantor Trust (FGT)

  • During Grantor's lifetime, he/she must be a non-US tax resident
  • Revocable; or
  • If a Trust is irrevocable, the Grantor and/or his/her spouse as the sole Beneficiaries during Grantor's lifetime. Upon the Grantor's demise, the FGT will automatically be deemed as a Foreign Non-Grantor Trust (FNGT)

* The establishment of an FGT is subject to the tax opinion of U.S. tax attorney who will modify the terms of the Trust deed to comply with the requirements of an FGT and certify it as one. The U.S. tax opinion will also cover the possible planning upon the Grantor's demise when FGT becomes FNGT

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The licensing information in relation to companies within Futu Group is as follows:

Futu Securities International (Hong Kong) Limited

Holder of 20 licenses and participantship in providing clients with reliable securities trading services.

In Hong Kong, China: Futu HK is a licensed corporation regulated by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong (CE No. AZT137) and has obtained Type 1 Licence for Dealing in Securities, Type 2 Licence for Dealing in Futures Contracts, Type 3 Licence for Leveraged Foreign Exchange Trading, Type 4 Licence for Advising on Securities, Type 5 Licence for Advising on Futures Contracts, and Type 9 Licence for Asset Management.Futu HK is registered as MPF Intermediary, SEHK Participant, HKSCC Direct Clearing Participant, SEHK China Connect Exchange Participant, HKSCC China Connect Clearing Participant, SEHK Options Trading Exchange Participant, SEOCH Direct Clearing Participant, HKFE Futures Commission Merchant, and HKCC Clearing Participant.

In Europe: Futu HK is a member of London Stock Exchange and Turquoise.

In Singapore: Futu HK is a trading member of Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited and Singapore Exchange Derivatives Trading Limited.

Futu Trustee Limited

Holder of Trust or Company Service Provider Licence (Licence No. TC006475).

Futu Lending Limited

Holder of Money Lenders Licence (Licence No. 2034/2021).

Futu Insurance Brokers (Hong Kong) Limited

Holder of Insurance Broker Company Licence (Licence No. FB1783).

Moomoo Financial Inc.

A broker-dealer registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (CRD: 283078/SEC: 8-69739), and a member in good standing of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).

Futu Clearing Inc.

A broker-dealer registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (CRD: 298769/SEC: 8-70215), a member in good standing of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), as well as a member of Depository Trust Company (DTC), a member of National Securities Clearing Corporation (NSCC) and the Options Clearing Corporation (OCC).

Futu Wealth Advisors Inc.

An investment advisor registered with and regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) (CRD: 310790/SEC: 801-119635).

Futu Futures Inc.

A licensed entity registered with the National Futures Association (NFA) (NFA ID: 0523957) and regulated by the National Futures Association (NFA) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Moomoo Financial Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Registered with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Futu SG is a Capital Markets Services Licence (Licence No. CMS101000) holder with the Exempt Financial Adviser Status. Futu SG has also received all SGX's memberships. Futu SG has been admitted as Clearing Member of The Central Depository (Pte) Ltd (CDP) , Trading Member of Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX-ST”), Trading and Clearing Member of Singapore Exchange Derivatives Trading Limited (“SGX-DT”), and Depository Agent of CDP.

Futu Trustee (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

A Singapore trust company licensed by the Monetary Authority of Singapore to carry on trust business and services (Licence Number: No.TC000074).

Futu Securities (Australia) Ltd

A securities dealer registered with and regulated the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). Futu AU holds the Australian Financial Services Licence (Licence No. 224663).

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