Trusts & Foundations

Trusts & Foundations

Trusts & Foundations

Operating throughout the world’s most stable and reputable jurisdictions, our international trust and foundation specialists identify the most appropriate trust structures to protect and enhance your private or corporate wealth and assets.

Our experienced teams operate in both common law and civil law jurisdictions. We guide you through the complexities of local laws and regulations to find the right solution for you, organising the initial establishment of a trust or foundation and administering it carefully to maximise the benefits. We ensure its legal and tax status is maintained and provide regular accounting and financial reporting.

Over the years, we have earned an enviable reputation as leading professional trustees, dedicated to maintaining our clients’ prosperity. We aim to give you more control over your assets today, and more confidence about your holdings tomorrow – helping ensure that your family, employees, or favoured charities are well looked after for years to come.

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Our trust services include:

  • Establishment and administration of trusts and foundations, which can hold a variety of financial and non-financial assets
  • Dedicated accounting and financial reporting
  • Estate planning
  • The establishment and maintenance of banking relationships

We can also assist with

  • Private trust companies
  • Managed trust companies
  • Employee benefit trusts
  • Employee ownership trusts
  • Charitable trusts
  • Property unit trusts
  • Purpose trusts
  • Will trusts/pilot trusts
  • Executor services
  • Pre-IPO trusts

Benefits of a trust

  • Asset protection and careful planning to ensure tax efficiency
  • Succession planning with full control on how assets are distributed upon death
  • Confidentiality and the avoidance of a public probate court hearing


  • Citywealth Magic Circle Awards
    • Silver - Trust Company of the Year - 2020
    • Runner up: Large Trust Company of the Year - 2018
    • Trust Company of the Year (Independent) - 2015
  • Citywealth - International Financial Centre Awards
    • Isle of Man Trust Company of the Year
      - 2019, 2017, 2016 & 2015
    • Asia Trust Company of the Year - 2019
    • Malta Trust Company of the Year - 2018 & 2017
    • Runner up: Jersey Trust Company of the Year - 2018
    • Runner up: Guernsey Trust Company of the Year - 2017 & 2016
    • Hong Kong & Singapore Trust Company of the Year - 2017
    • Runner up: Hong Kong Trust Company of the Year - 2016
  • WealthBriefingAsia Awards
    • Independent Trust or Fiduciary Company - Southeast Asia - 2018
  • ACQ5 Awards
    • Trust Company of the Year - 2018
    • Offshore Trust Company of the Year - 2018
  • Acquisition International Awards
    • Best International Trust Company - Equiom Trust (Guernsey) Limited - 2018
  • eprivateclient
    • Top Trust Company - 2018
    • Top 25 Trust Companies - 2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013
  • Citywealth Leaders List
    • Leading Trustee - Sheila Dean - 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012

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