The St. Louis Trust Company’s approach to wealth management for families with multi-generational wealth is different from the norm. We provide holistic, high-touch client service combined with customized, independent investment management and a full range of family office services. Your family receives a boutique experience while benefiting from unbiased advice and world-class expertise. Each client family is different, and so are we.
529 education-savings accounts have gained popularity in recent years due to the steep increase in college tuition costs. According to the latest data from the College Savings Plans Network, assets in 529 accounts grew to $275 billion in 2016 from $106 billion a decade earlier. The primary benefits of 529 accounts include no income tax on investment gains, tax-free withdrawals for qualified expenses, and tax deductions on contributions in some states.
Cargill is undoubtedly an exception to the old proverb: “Shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations.” Cargill is the largest private company in the United States with 150,000 employees and nearly $110 billion in annual revenue and has made it to generation seven.
The farm-to-fork conglomerate that supplies McDonald’s, Unilver, Coca-Cola, to name a few, originated as a single grain elevator in Iowa back in 1865…
One of the first notable transactions using bitcoin was made in May 2010. A member of an online bitcoin forum posted a message stating “I’ll pay 10,000 bitcoins for a couple of pizzas…” At the time, one bitcoin was trading around fractions of a penny, so not an unreasonable request by this enterprising person. Fast forward to today when the bitcoin price hovers above $10,000, and we can collectively gasp at the thought of spending what would’ve been $100 million for a delicious meal and leftovers.