Managing Director | CIL Group
Michael Liu is the Managing Director of CIL Group, Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP), the Board Director of AOA (Asia Offshore Association) and the Founder of Threshing Floor, a KaaS platform for wealth management.
CIL Group was founded by Michael in 2001, with 3 offices in Shanghai, Christchurch, and Seattle. CIL has its core business in the field of offshore incorporation and trust, dedicated to offering wealth management solutions in global tax and investment optimization, privacy, succession and protection for HNWI clients. Many years of dedication makes CIL become the leader in its field of practice.
Michael has been engaging in offshore financial industry for more than 17 years, and he is good at using vehicles such as incorporation, trust, foundation, insurance, loan, and anonymity to achieve the goals in international trading, outbound investment and family wealth management with privacy, succession, protection and tax-efficiency for the clients. One of Michael’s strength is designing and employing plans for tackling CRS and FATCA issues.
In 2016, Michael founded “Threshing Floor”, no.1 KaaS (Knowledge as a Service) platform for wealth management industry, the vision of this platform is “Connect and Empower”, i.e. connect the leaders who can impart real knowhow to help others to be successful in their real world practice. Michael is also a frequent speaker and powerful trainer in various forums, and has published articles in many professional publications such as China Economic Review, CBN Weekly, China Business, Global Business & Finance, Wealth Management and China Offshore.