Butterfield Trust has been in the business of establishing and administering fiduciary structures for our clients since the advent of international trust legislation more than 75 years ago. We deliver services to international clients through six independent companies based in Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, New Zealand and Switzerland. Our multi-jurisdictional capability is backed by a strong financial parent that appreciates our independent philosophy.
Our teams of highly professional and respected specialists are experienced in administering both complex and more straightforward solutions in partnership with clients and their advisers around the globe. We offer a flexible approach to holding a wide variety of financial and other assets under administration. We pride ourselves on providing a service that is focused on the needs of our clients and, to this end, have dedicated teams who administer solutions for private and institutional clients, family enterprise groups, charities and philanthropic endeavours.
At Butterfield Trust, we offer innovative solutions combined with strong corporate governance and risk management disciplines. As experienced fiduciary specialists, we have witnessed the evolution of legislation and practice in several markets and have adapted to these developments.
Our team travels extensively to meet the needs of our clients and their professional advisers, spending time in many regions including Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. We have teams with the regional and professional knowledge and insight into major global markets, enabling us to provide expert international wealth planning services.
Butterfield Trust operates as a genuinely independent-minded fiduciary specialist but benefits from the financial strength, substance and disciplines of the Butterfield Group.
Butterfield Trust and its senior management team are regular nominees and winners of trust industry awards in recognition of high quality service delivery and professionalism, usually through nominations and endorsements from leading global advisers to international families based on work done with mutual clients. Members of the senior management team also speak at leading industry conferences and events and participate in industry bodies to promote the value of the work that Butterfield Trust and similar firms provide.
Our services, for both private and institutional clients, are carefully crafted to meet specific requirements and to take advantage of the unique solutions and legislation available in our key locations globally. They include the following.for private clients
Services for private clients include:
- trusts including purpose and hybrid trusts;
- special purpose trusts;
- company formation and administration;
- companies and partnerships;
- private trust companies;
- philanthropic trusts; and
- executive entity (the Bahamas).
for Institutional clients
Our dedicated institutional trust services can be accessed from our offices in Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands and Guernsey. With a strong team of 22 specialists throughout the Butterfield Group, we are able to provide specialist solutions to a wide range of institutions. These include:
- limited partnerships;
- managed trust companies;
- international pension planning and administration;
- unit trusts/segregated account companies;
- private funds;
- security/purpose/escrow/collateral trusts; and
- hybrid trusts.
A relationship built on trust begins with a simple conversation. We invite you to speak with us about how we can help design a fiduciary solution that meets your needs and those of your beneficiaries, and which will integrate well with your other financial and related governance arrangements. We look forward to hearing from you.