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Unit Trusts

Learn what an Australian fixed unit trust is, how best to manage a unit trust set up in Australia and more.

Who owns the trust assets in a Unit Trust?

A trust is not a legal entity in itself and cannot own property. Instead a trust describes a relationship between various parties whereby a trustee or trustees (the legal owner) hold trust property on behalf of beneficiaries (the beneficial owner(s)). In the context of a unit trust, the trustee holds the trust property on behalf of the unit holders. The income and distributions of the trust are split between the unit holders according to the units held.

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