A Foundation is generally used to protect the wishes of the Founder who can be an individual or corporate entity. The assets held by the Foundation form a separate estate from the Founder's personal assets for all legal purposes.
Generally, a Foundation is not used for trading or commercial activities in its own right, though it is common for it to have an underlying company to carry out non-habitual trading or investment activities.
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As an independent Non-Executive Director of Ishaan Real Estate Plc I worked closely with IQE who provided Company Secretary and administration services. IQE hosted the board meetings, prepared minutes often on complex matters and were central to the communication between the international board members, lawyers, accountants and advisers. I found them to be reliable, approachable and pragmatic and IQE provided a professional and responsive service with extremely high standards appropriate for a company quoted on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM market. I would be happy to recommend their services. Stephen Vernon, Chairman, Green Property
In response to a growing aspiration for individuals and families to invest and work in an ethical manner, IQE and MannBenham have collaborated to establish a structure which can be used for a range of ethical purposes including Shariah compliance, ‘green’ social impact investment and philanthropy. This is a universally recognised company established for ethical purposes to meet individual principles (none of which are mutually exclusive) and which can be employed where Foundations or Trusts are not accepted to achieve a similar outcome.Read more.