Trust Products

Investment Management Account

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Type of Client: - Individual/Joint
- Company/Corporation

Minimum and Maintaining Balance: PHP 1,000,000.00 or USD 20,000.00

Description: An Investment Management Account (IMA) is a fund management arrangement that allows you to invest in different financial securities. You benefit from a team of investment experts who can give you advisory and strategies to maximize your financial needs.

With an IMA account, you can invest in the following financial securities:
- Time Deposit
- Government Bonds
- Corporate Bonds
- Other Fixed Income Bonds
- Preferred Shares
- Stocks
- Collective Investment Schemes like Unit Investment Trust Fund (UITF) and Mutual Funds

Minimum Documentary Requirements: Individual    |    Corporate
  1. Account Opening Instruction Form (signed by all clients)
  2. Trust Customer Information Form (1 per client)
  3. Client Suitability Assessment
  4. Risk Disclosure Statement
  5. Investment Declaration, if applicable
  6. Investment Management Agreement - 2 copies (signed by all clients)
  7. Investment Policy Statement (for discretionary accounts only)
  8. Valid ID of all clients with 3x signature
  9. Letter of Instruction
  1. Company Documents

    If Sole Proprietorship
    1. DTI Registration

    If Partnership
    1. SEC Registration
    2. Articles of Partnership and By-Laws
    3. Notarized Partnership Resolution appointing EWB as IMA agent; appointing authorized signatories

    If Corporation
    1. Latest General Information Sheet
    2. Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws
    3. Notarized Secretary's Certificate appointing EWB as IMA agent; appointing authorized signatories
    4. Notarized Ultimate Beneficial Owner Report duly signed by the Corporate Secretary, if applicable
    5. If Financial Institution/Bank: AML Questionnaire
    6. If Money Service Business: AML Questionnaire, AML Certification, AMLC Certificate of Registration
    7. If Foundation: Philippine Council for NGO Certification

  2. Document Requirements signed by client
    1. Account Opening Instruction Form
    2. Trust Customer Information Form - Corporate (signed by authorized signatory/ies; authenticated by the Corporate Secretary)
    3. Trust Customer Information Form (1 per signatory)
    4. Client Suitability Assessment
    5. Risk Disclosure Statement
    6. Investment Declaration, if applicable
    7. Investment Management Agreement - 2 copies
    8. Investment Policy Statement (for discretionary accounts only)
    9. Valid ID of all signatories and Corp Secretary with 3x signature
    10. Letter of Instruction

Personal Management Trust

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Type of Client: Individual/ Joint

Regulatory Minimum: PhP 500,000

Description: An arrangement that you can enter as Trustor to preserve or optimize the return of your assets. EastWest Trust serves as Trustee which will address your current and future financial objectives as well as your beneficiary/ies'.

With a Trust account, you can place real and/or personal assets together with other financial securities.

Minimum Documentary Requirements: Individual
  1. Personal Management Agreement
  2. Account Opening Instruction Form
  3. Customer Information Form – Trustor
  4. Customer Information Form – Beneficiary/ies
  5. Client Suitability Assessment
  6. Risk Disclosure Statement
  7. Investment Declaration, if applicable
  8. Investment Policy Statement (for discretionary accounts only)
  9. Valid ID of Trustor and beneficiaries with 3x signature
  10. Letter of Instruction

Escrow Agency

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Type of Client: -Individual/ Joint
-Company/Corporation

Description: An agency agreement where in EastWest Trust Division is appointed as agent to execute conditions set forth by two or more parties. All parties are assured of unbiased and professional service in delivery.

Services for: - Buy and Sell Transaction
- Philippine Overseas Employment Agency (POEA) bond
- Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB) bond
- Personal Capital Gains Tax exemption
- Document Safekeeping

Minimum Documentary Requirements: Individual    |    Corporate
  1. Escrow Agreement
  2. Account Opening Instruction Form
  3. Customer Information Form
  4. Client Suitability Assessment (if funds will be invested)
  5. Risk Disclosure Statement (if funds will be invested)
  6. Investment Declaration, if applicable
  7. Valid ID of all clients with 3x signature
  8. Letter of Instruction
  9. Supporting Docs (MOA, Deed of Sale, Contract to Sell)
  1. Escrow Agreement
  2. Account Opening Instruction Form
  3. Customer Information Form – Corporate
  4. Customer Information Form – Individual (per signatory)
  5. Client Suitability Assessment (if funds will be invested)
  6. Risk Disclosure Statement (if funds will be invested)
  7. Investment Declaration, if applicable
  8. Letter of Instruction
  9. Valid ID of all signatories and Corp Secretary with 3x signature
  10. Corporate Docs (Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, GIS)
  11. Secretary Certificate – approving opening of Escrow Account, appointing EWB as Escrow Agent, and naming list of authorized signatories
  12. Supporting Docs
    1. If Sale of Asset (MOA, Deed of Sale, Contract to Sell)
    2. If POEA Escrow (POEA ID of the POEA signatory or any proof that he is an employee of POEA and authorized to sign the agreement)
    3. If DHSUD Escrow (DHSUD ID of the DHSUD signatory or any proof that he is an employee of DSHUD and authorized to sign the agreement)

Employee Benefit Trust

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Type of Client: Company/Corporation

Description: Opening a trusteed retirement account with EastWest Bank allows your company to avail tax privileges under the law. You are assured of services of our dedicated Fund Managers and Analysts for sound investment decisions.

Services under a Retirement Fund Management:
1. Benefit planning consultancy;
2. Establish a tailor-made Trusteed Plan;
3. Design and execution investment program;
4. Prudent administration of your account in terms of contribution and benefits transactions;
5. Provide employee financial wellness programs to help boost employee morale; and
6. Render complete transparency in accounting records and provide regular reports on status and performance of the portfolio.

Services under a Provident Fund Management:
1. Asssitance in establishment of the Provident Fund;
2. Tailor-made program;
3. Administration of employee's records; and
4. Render complete transparency in accounting records

Minimum Documentary Requirements: Corporate
  1. Company Documents

    If Sole Proprietorship
    1. DTI Registration

    If Partnership
    1. SEC Registration
    2. Articles of Partnership and By-Laws
    3. Notarized Partnership Resolution appointing EWB as Trustee; appointing authorized signatories

    If Corporation
    1. Latest General Information Sheet
    2. Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws
    3. Notarized Secretary's Certificate appointing EWB as Trustee; appointing authorized signatories
    4. Notarized Ultimate Beneficial Owner Report duly signed by the Corporate Secretary, if applicable
    5. If Financial Institution/Bank: AML Questionnaire
    6. If Money Service Business: AML Questionnaire, AML Certification, AMLC Certificate of Registration
    7. If Foundation: Philippine Council for NGO Certification

  2. Document Requirements signed by client
    1. Trust Agreement - 3 copies
    2. Account Opening Instruction Form
    3. Trust Customer Information Form - Corporate (signed by authorized signatory/ies; authenticated by the Corporate Secretary)
    4. Trust Customer Information Form (1 per signatory)
    5. Client Suitability Assessment
    6. Risk Disclosure Statement
    7. Investment Declaration, if applicable
    8. Investment Policy Statement (for discretionary accounts only)
    9. Valid ID of all signatories and Corp Secretary with 3x signature
    10. Plan Rules
    11. Actuarial Valuation
    12. BIR Tax Exemption Certificate (if already available)

Unit Investment Trust Fund

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Type of Client: - Individual / Joint
- Company / Corporation

Description: UITF is an open-ended pooled fund operated and administered by a trust entity and made available by participation. Each UITF product is governed by a Declaration of Trust (or Plan Rules) which contains the investment objectives of the UITF as well as the mechanics for investing, operating and administering the fund.

Minimum Documentary Requirements: Individual    |    Corporate
  1. Participating Trust Agreement
  2. Account Opening Instruction Form
  3. Customer Information Form
  4. Client Suitability Assessment Form
  5. Risk Disclosure
  6. IDs
  7. Investment Declaration (if investments do not match the risk tolerance of the client)
  8. Letter of Instruction - if client wants you to debit his/her CASA
  1. Participating Trust Agreement
  2. Account Opening Instruction Form
  3. Customer Information Form - per signatory
  4. Customer Information Form - corporate
  5. Client Suitability Assessment Form
  6. Risk Disclosure
  7. IDs
  8. Investment Declaration (if investments do not match the risk tolerance of the client)
  9. Letter of Instruction - if client wants you to debit his/her CASA
  10. Articles of Incorporation
  11. By-Laws
  12. General Information Sheet - latest
  13. UBO report - done by store/Trust
  14. Secretary's Certificate - approving investment in UITF, appointing EW Trust as Trustee and list of the Corporation's authorized signatories

EastWest Trust Division is regulated by the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP). For any inquiries and complaints relating to our services and products, you may contact EastWest Bank Trust at Tel. (+632) 8575-3020 or BSP Financial Consumer Protection Department at (+632) 8708-7087.