Optimising wealth across jurisdictions and generations has never been more complex. Our Private Wealth team provides the professional, personalised support that’s needed, drawing on many years’ experience of managing the needs of high and ultra-high net worth individuals, families and entrepreneurs and their advisers.
Be it setting up a family foundation, establishing a trust, crewing your yacht or storing your art collection, our team understands the financial, legal and practical issues at play. Through our far-reaching network, we can meet the specific requirements of the most complex assets and interests.
We are here to provide peace of mind every step of the way, no matter how complicated the ask. Our starting point is always to take the time to gain a clear picture of your objectives and ambitions – both now and how they may change in the future. Our experienced team will develop a tailored solution, making sure we support you seamlessly from the day-to-day details to the overarching strategic objectives.
Your personal network
From the outset, your principal relationship director will be at the heart of our relationship. As well as fastidiously understanding your requirements, they will be your gateway to our wider team and our network of expert partners. Through this structured approach, you gain the peace of mind of knowing that you will be able to count on us to provide effective solutions to any challenges you face.
Underpinning everything we do in our Private Wealth team is a commitment to discretion and security. These are key priorities for our clients and the reason we continually invest in benchmark systems, applying them in a way that works best for you and ensures your data is protected.
We also recognise that as your life and family evolve, so too will the type and level of services you require. Our tailored approach means that you will always receive the blend of support that works for you in the location where you need it, whatever the future holds.
We offer a complete Private Wealth service that spans all the key areas where today’s high net worth clients typically look for guidance and support.
We recognise the challenges facing today’s family offices and the families they work hard to represent. Led by senior client directors, our team is focused on meeting those challenges through comprehensive and responsive support.
Setting up a company structure is a simple and discrete way to manage a range of assets and interests. Our team is able to handle the incorporation and administration of a range of Special Purpose Vehicles across multiple jurisdictions.
Whatever your philanthropic goals, our experts are here to help you put the right structures and governance in place so you can share your wealth outside your family in way that maximising the impact of your giving and leaves a lasting legacy.
Our team can advise on the optimum ownership structure for a wide range of high value assets – from classic cars to aircraft, fine wine to art.
An effective planning tool for private wealth, asset protection and charitable purposes, Foundations are attractive alternatives to a common law trust, particularly if you are more familiar with civil law. Our team is able to help with everything from set-up to ongoing administration.
Private Trust Companies
Private Trust Companies incorporated solely to act as a trustee of a specific trust or group of trusts. One of the key benefits is that this structure enables you to retain an element of influence over your underlying assets by directing the appointment of various roles at each level of your structure.
Managed Trust Companies
If you’re expanding into a new market but cannot justify the upfront investment of setting up a new stand-alone office, then a managed trust company is a good option. You enjoy the benefits of having your own branded trust company, with minimised costs and resources. Our team establishes and supports managed trust company arrangements.
Trusts are typically established for asset protection, succession and estate planning, wealth preservation, avoiding forced heirship rules or protecting the interests of minors. Whatever the rationale, we can work with your advisors to ensure an appropriate trust deed is drafted, act as the professional trustee and ensure the effective day-to-day management and administration of the trust.
Private Wealth Contacts
Andy BaileyHead of Fiduciary View Profile
Andy BaileyHead of Fiduciary
Andy joined Belasko in 2020 to lead the Fiduciary offering across the Group.
Andy has over 20 years’ financial services experience having spent the last 12 years at leading independent trust companies, where he has held senior management, Director and Board level positions. Andy has extensive experience in complex Private Client and Corporate structures for UHNW international families, and has been appointed to various regulated and private entity Boards. These Board appointments have required the management of various regulated financial services obligations, together with the active management of a range of asset classes including residential and commercial property, peer to peer and private leverage arrangements, listed investment strategies, private equity, art and other esoteric asset classes. Andy holds a BSC (Hons) degree in Management with Trust and Estates through the Manchester Business School, as well as the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Diploma. (TEP).
Niamh FountaineDirector View Profile
Niamh joined Belasko in March 2021 with responsibility for the Fiduciary team in Jersey.
She has over 18 years’ experience within the real estate and corporate administration sectors, having been previously responsible for a diverse range of property clients and prior to that a portfolio of structured finance vehicles. Niamh’s particular area of speciality lies within the administration, management and control, corporate governance and company secretarial aspects of Jersey companies and Jersey property unit trusts, particularly focusing on real estate assets, financing and security, and has held a number of client Board positions. Outside of work Niamh enjoys walking and baking.
Alex GauldManager View Profile
Alex joined Belasko in November 2020 as Manager of the Fiduciary Team in the Guernsey office.
Alex has over 6 years’ of experience in the financial services industry, having previously worked for two leading fiduciary and corporate service providers holding the positions of Trust Officer and Assistant Manager respectively. Alex has considerable experience in the Private Client sector, having managed international corporate structures of varying complexity containing a diverse range of assets (from investment portfolios and artwork to residential and commercial property) for high net worth individuals and their families.
Alex holds the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ Diploma in International Trust Management (TEP) and the Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Private Wealth Advising. She is currently working towards an MSc in Law and Private Wealth Advice with the University of Law.
In her spare time, Alex enjoys hiking and playing bridge; since she started playing in 2008, she has won a number of competitions in the UK and Ireland and has represented Guernsey in the county, national and international competitions, most notably participating in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.