Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Seven Seconds – Trust Naming Conventions – Part VII **

Continuing on from the last post about the types of trust deeds that can be created, this week's post summarises another five types of trusts:

Capital Protected Trust – this type of trust is designed to protect the capital of the trust fund and to preserve the trust assets for the benefit of later generations. This is normally achieved by ensuring the beneficiaries are only entitled to utilise the income of the trust.

Converting Trust – a converting trust traditionally will be a standard discretionary trust that converts into some other form of trust following a triggering event. Often, the trust will convert on the death of (say) the primary beneficiaries so that the trust will become a unit trust with discrete components allocated to each of the children of the initial primary beneficiaries.

Service Trust – a service trust is commonly used to supply the use of equipment, staff, premises and administration services to a related business. Traditionally, this type of trust has been used by professionals who were required to conduct business personally as a tax planning and asset protection strategy.

Borrowing Trust – this is a trust which is established solely for the purpose of borrowing money for the benefit an active related business entity.

Superannuation Instalment Trust
­– the superannuation legislation allows self-managed superannuation funds to borrow money, subject to satisfying strict requirements. Most of those requirements are in relation to the type of trust that must be established to facilitate the borrowing.

Each of the above trusts is explored in View’s book – 40 Forms of Trusts – Workbook.

** For the trainspotters, ‘Seven Seconds’ is a song by Neneh Cherry from 1994.