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Sara Selvarajah

  • Managing Director
  • T: +44 20 3727 1835
  • F: +44 20 3727 1007
    • 200 Aldersgate
    • Aldersgate Street
    • London, EC1A 4HD
    • United Kingdom
    • T: +44 20 3727 1000
    • F: +44 20 3727 1007

Sara Selvarajah is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in London.

Sara has worked in financial services tax for over 20 years and has experience both as an in-house tax specialist and as an external advisor.

Sara worked for 11 years in the Salomon Brothers tax team structuring and executing front office products, international corporate reorganisations, employee remuneration and VAT planning.

As an external advisor, Sara worked with Citigroup on a major transfer pricing project relating to derivative product pricing and more recently has specialized in tax advisory services to investment managers, particularly in the alternative investment fund sector.  Sara has particular expertise in tax planning for investment managers with a focus on structuring for limited liability partnerships and hybrid corporate structures, exit planning, transfer pricing and remuneration planning for members and employees.

Professional Experience

  • Tax advice relating to employment related shares and partnership interests on the disposal of an investment management business valued in excess of $1bn to a family office.
  • Review of the ownership of aircraft in a hybrid corporate and partnership structure with advice in relation to efficient restructuring for corporate tax, income tax and VAT purposes.
  • Tax advice in connection with efficient corporate structures for investment managers following changes in legislation to hybrid structures and partnerships in 2014.
  • Tax planning for several investment management businesses to establish remuneration incentivisation and bonus deferral plans for partners and employees.

Sara holds an MA in Chemistry from the University of Oxford and an MA in International Tax from Kings College London.

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