Lombard International Assurance S.A., the leading European provider of Luxembourg insurance-based wealth planning solutions is pleased to announce that Simon Gorbutt, Director - Wealth Structuring Solutions, has been appointed Chair of STEP Benelux.
Simon, who specialises in cross-border wealth planning for high net worth individuals, is a solicitor, qualified in England and Wales, and a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP). Based in Luxembourg, he leads an in-house team of industry experts providing wealth structuring services to Northern European and US expatriate clients. He is a regular speaker on insurance-based wealth solutions, a member of ITPA and has been actively involved on the STEP Benelux Board for the past 3.5 years.
Axel Hörger, CEO of Lombard International Assurance, said: “Simon is a recognised subject-matter expert in cross-border wealth structuring and an active contributor in our field. His appointment is a strong endorsement of his expertise and commitment to our industry and we wish him well with his chairmanship.”
Simon Gorbutt, Director WSS and Chair STEP Benelux added: “I am excited to be taking on the role of Chair and would like to thank the STEP Benelux Board for their confidence, and Lombard International Assurance for its support. Part of a uniquely multi-disciplinary organisation, the STEP Benelux branch plays a crucial role not only in Luxembourg but across the Benelux region working with lawyers, accountants, financial advisors and other practitioners that help individuals and families plan for their financial futures.”
STEP is the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning. We work to improve public understanding of the issues families face in this area and promote education and high professional standards among our members. STEP members help families plan for their futures, from drafting a will to advising on issues concerning international families, protection of the vulnerable, family businesses and philanthropic giving. Full STEP members, known as TEPs, are internationally recognised as experts in their field, with proven qualifications and experience.
For further information about STEP Benelux visit: https://benelux.step.org/