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  • Guernsey | Rawlinson & Hunter | Guernsey

    GUERNSEY The Jurisdiction Guernsey is well known as one of the world’s leading trust, banking, investment and insurance jurisdictions. The Island is recognised for its high quality service and leading approach to adherence to global regulatory standards. Rawlinson & Hunter in Guernsey Our local ownership and management, together with our team of experienced and dedicated professionals, allows us to focus on anticipating and meeting our clients’ needs. Our proprietary software is designed to meet clients’ individual reporting requirements. We believe in providing excellent service with the aim of building quality long term relationships with clients. Rawlinson & Hunter Limited and its subsidiaries, including R&H Trust Co. (Guernsey) Limited, are licensed by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission to conduct fiduciary business. The Services Trustee and corporate administration services Family office services Managed Trust Company services Protector services Private Trust Company administration services Advisory and accounting services associated with international structures Competitive Advantages IT Platform – Bespoke Reporting Ability We have the expertise and ability to provide bespoke and consolidated reporting quickly and accurately, using our own in-house software developers. We have developed a data management and reporting system to enable easy and accurate extraction of information covering all areas of wealth reporting. Culture Rawlinson & Hunter in Guernsey has the reputation of delivering its services at the very highest standards. The management team has a passion for service excellence, and this is enhanced by the calibre of our staff. We value open communication and transparency with our clients, and this is reflected in the long-term relationships we seek to build and our practical fee charging methodology. At Rawlinson & Hunter in Guernsey, we are differentiated by our experience and expertise, our flexibility to work with a wide range of professional intermediaries, our reputation in the market as one of the leading premier independent providers, our transparent pricing mechanism, our access to the global Rawlinson & Hunter platform and by winning the trust of high net worth clients globally.

  • Charities | Rawlinson & Hunter | Guernsey

    CHARITIES Many of our clients engage in charitable giving. This will often be through donations directly to individual charities, but some of our clients seek our help and guidance in forming and running their own charities, charitable trusts and foundations. ​ We can help at every stage of a charity’s life, from advising on its creation and structure and, where necessary, on how to bring it to an orderly end, while assisting the trustees with its administrative, accounting, regulatory and compliance needs in its lifetime. ​ We also have extensive experience in advising on all aspects of regulatory audit and independent examination requirements of charities and can deliver a wide range of related services to those involved in charitable giving both in the UK and around the world. Our expertise derived from servicing this wide range of clients has enabled us to build a multi-skilled team, whose members understand the issues that matter to you. Our Specialists

  • Ciaran O'Neill

    OUR PEOPLE Search Our strength lies in our people whose expertise and commitment enable us to provide a top quality pro-active tailored service in every office. By forename... Select person... By surname... Select person... By expertise... Select expertise... Reset Filters Ciaran O'Neill Partner +44 (0)1481 711 166 Ciaran joined the Guernsey office as Executive Director in 2020 and has over 25 years of fiduciary experience specialising in UHNW structures. Most recently, he spent 12 years working for Credit Suisse and throughout that period held roles as Global Head of Trust Management, Managing Director of Singapore, member of the APAC Products & Solutions Executive Committee, Managing Director of Guernsey and was Head of Trust & Estate Advisory in London. Ciaran is a member of STEP and the Institute of Directors. His client portfolio at R&H includes UHNW entrepreneurs, international family office clients and high profile sports personalities. Expertise

  • Trusts & Foundations | Rawlinson & Hunter | Guernsey

    TRUSTS & FOUNDATIONS Trusts and foundations, which are frequently used in conjunction with companies, can play a key role in the wealth management needs of individuals, families and corporates. ​ Carefully planned and structured, they can enable clients to preserve, protect and accumulate wealth, whilst minimising or deferring exposure to tax. ​ Various types of trusts and foundations have been developed and the most suitable structure will depend upon each client’s unique circumstances. With offices in many of the jurisdictions featuring trust and foundation laws, we are well placed to meet most client requirements. ​ We assist our clients (in conjunction with their own professional advisers) on the formation, administration and management of trusts, foundations, partnerships and companies. Our private clients range from the small family trust to large complex international family offices, while our corporate clients range from small family businesses to top 100 international public companies. ​ The provision of trust and foundation services is one of our core lines of business and has been for so many years. We take the time at the outset to understand our clients’ requirements and expectations to ensure that we develop the right relationship and the optimal solution. ​ As we are completely independent, we are not tied to any other service provider which allows us to offer our clients unfettered choice in selecting and working with third party service providers and professional advisers. We aim to offer the highest level of personal service as our culture is all about building long term relationships. Many of our clients have been with us not just for years, but for generations. Our Specialists

  • International | Rawlinson & Hunter | Guernsey

    INTERNATIONAL Our offices stretch from London to New Zealand, through Guernsey and Jersey to Switzerland, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Singapore and Australia. ​ The maze of UK and international law is complex to navigate alone, particularly for clients with profiles in many jurisdictions. Our grouping of offices can provide global advice and solutions. We administer billions of dollars of assets in offshore jurisdictions and specialise in providing trust and company administration services. Visit International Site

  • Family Office | Rawlinson & Hunter | Guernsey

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    REGISTERED OFFICES Guernsey ​ Rawlinson & Hunter Limited and R&H Trust Co. (Guernsey) Limited Trafalgar Court 3rd Floor, West Wing Les Banques St Peter Port Guernsey GY1 2JA Channel Islands

  • Captive Insurance | Rawlinson & Hunter | Guernsey

    CAPTIVE INSURANCE Captive insurance companies, generally, insure or reinsure the risks of parents and other related companies only, often using an onshore commercial insurer to cede the business to the captive. The advantages are generally as follows: Retention in the captive of underwriting profits Retention in the captive of investment income Better use of loss control procedures when losses are retained Better access to the reinsurance market for retrocessions Centralised control of worldwide risk management Provision of insurance that is otherwise not available or prohibitively expensive ​ There may be numerous other advantages for the formation of a captive depending on a corporation’s structure and risk profile. The captive movement continues to grow worldwide and there are now numerous jurisdictions offering facilities. Bermuda and Guernsey have for many years been the jurisdictions of choice for the establishment of captive insurance companies. ​ We manage a number of captive insurance companies and are licensed to form and seek regulatory approval for such companies in both Bermuda and Guernsey. Our Specialists

  • Private Trust Companies | Rawlinson & Hunter | Guernsey


  • Alasdair Cross

    OUR PEOPLE Search Our strength lies in our people whose expertise and commitment enable us to provide a top quality pro-active tailored service in every office. By forename... Select person... By surname... Select person... By expertise... Select expertise... Reset Filters Alasdair Cross Senior Partner +44 (0)1481 711 166 Alasdair is senior partner and managing director of the Guernsey office. He specialises in private client trust work with a particular emphasis on structures for international families. Alasdair has worked in the fiduciary sector for over 30 years, with additional experience of acting as a trustee of charities and NPOs and as a protector for family trusts. He has also acted as a director of investment funds. Alasdair joined Rawlinson & Hunter in Guernsey in 2007 and became a partner in 2008 and senior partner in 2011. Previously, he spent 16 years working for Barings (now Northern Trust) in Guernsey, latterly as an executive director of its trust company, where he was responsible for private clients and was Chief Fiduciary Officer. Alasdair was educated at Elizabeth College, Guernsey and graduated in Law from Oxford University. He features in the Citywealth Leaders list in the Leading Trustees – Guernsey – Prominent Figures category and is a member of STEP. Expertise

  • Karen Higgins

    OUR PEOPLE Search Our strength lies in our people whose expertise and commitment enable us to provide a top quality pro-active tailored service in every office. By forename... Select person... By surname... Select person... By expertise... Select expertise... Reset Filters Karen Higgins Partner +44 (0)1481 711 166 Karen joined the Guernsey office in 1999 and was appointed as a director in 2013. With over 21 years of fiduciary experience, Karen leads an administration team delivering private client services to an established and developing global client base. Karen specialises in the provision of fiduciary services, including cases incorporating family office style support, to UHNW families holding a variety of asset classes and charitable trusts. Karen is a member of STEP. Expertise

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