Group Managing Director & Head of Jersey Office
Minerva is headquartered in Jersey, where the Group was founded in the 1970s making it one of the longest established independent trust companies in the Channel Islands, and unique in that its principal founders from this era are still very active in the business.
Jersey is the pre-eminent offshore location for private client, corporate and fund services. Its reputation has been built and sustained over six decades as an international financial centre during which time it has consistently been at the forefront of voluntarily applying the highest international standards.
This leadership amongst financial centres is acknowledged by bodies such as the OECD and International Monetary Fund, and Jersey and its practitioners regularly feature in annual industry awards.
Jersey is a jurisdiction of substance; financial services are the island’s largest industry employing a quarter of the workforce across fiduciary, accounting, banking, investment, legal and tax professions, with many of the leading global providers of such services having a presence on the island.
The depth of this talent pool combined with the stability and certainty that comes from having control over its own parliament, tax and legal systems have consistently placed Jersey as the jurisdiction of choice for private clients, corporates and their advisers, making Jersey home to major London listed companies, large investment funds, family offices and private client wealth & succession planning structures.
The island has a history of successfully embracing change, adjusting its legal framework and tailoring its products and services so as to meet emerging global trends. Such innovation sets Jersey apart from other jurisdictions.
From our Jersey office, Minerva provides the following core services:
Jersey is not part of the United Kingdom but is a British Crown Dependency which benefits from close connections with the City of London and other large financial centres. The jurisdiction provides a stable, well regulated, tax neutral environment in which to administer family, corporate and institutional wealth.
Minerva Trust & Corporate Services Limited is regulated in Jersey by the Jersey Financial Services Commission.
Our broad range of services helps individuals, entrepreneurs and families effectively manage personal assets and protect family wealth for current and successive generations.
These services have evolved over four decades and reflect our approach of giving clients choice in the location from which their relationship is managed.
Our private client teams in Jersey, London, Geneva, Mauritius, Nairobi, Dubai and Singapore are all experienced dedicated professionals for whom proactively delivering first class service is paramount.
The flexibility with which we deliver our comprehensive range of corporate services allows us to assist our corporate or more corporately orientated clients with full services, limited services or on a transactional basis.
The team places great emphasis on proactivity, responsiveness and technical strength in depth, working closely and in a co-ordinated manner with clients and their professional advisers.
The nature of our corporate work often involves administering structures with components in different jurisdictions, so our corporate team is drawn from across Minerva’s international offices.
We provide services designed to assist investment funds and associated parties in the creation and ongoing administration of a wide range of fund types. We have extensive experience working with investors and advisers whose strategies involve Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and the GCC.
We have strength in administering funds under the regulatory frameworks of Jersey and Mauritius although our experienced team are well qualified to provide services to fund structures and related parties in other well-regulated jurisdictions.
“During those discussions my client was glowing in his praise of the service he receives and how well he is looked after by you, as well as your wider team.”Private Client, London