Hawksford acquires Key Trust

| February 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Jersey based trust company, Hawksford, has acquired trust and corporate services provider, Key Trust. The acquisition forms a part of the company’s growth strategy and follows its recent expansion in Jersey, the Middle East and Switzerland.

As part of the acquisition, Hawksford has employed most of the staff from Key Trust. ‘Our recent acquisition of Key Trust will ensure that Hawksford’s clients, and those of Key Trust, will have access to an even wider resource pool of experts – an opportunity we view as a great positive,’ said Peter Murley, chief executive, Hawksford. ‘We are delighted to welcome the Key Trust staff to the Hawksford team.’

Key Trust was part of the Key Group, which has been delivering personalised wealth management and administration for high net worth clients and their professional advisers since 2000. The company’s excellent reputation as an award winning trust company has been built on the strength of its service and its skilled, experienced staff.

Hawksford was established in 2008 following a management buyout of Rathbone Trust Company Jersey Limited, backed by UK private equity company, Dunedin. Since this date, the company has been focused on growth, both organically and through expansion and acquisitions. Acquiring Key Trust has boosted the company’s skills and capacity. Hawksford employs 160 staff and remains focused on delivering the personal, high quality service for which it is renowned.

In June 2011, Hawksford opened its Dubai office and in August 2011, the business acquired Swiss firm L-S&S GmbH, a boutique private wealth law firm, based in Zurich. 2011 also saw the business appoint chairman, Philip Taylor. In January 2012, Hawksford acquired Trustcorp Jersey Limited.

Since its management buyout in October 2008, Hawksford has gone from strength-to-strength and was crowned Owner Managed Trust Company of the Year at the 2012/12013 STEP Private Client Awards, an accolade it also scooped at the 2010/2011 Awards. Hawksford was awarded the title of Trust Company of the Year at the 2011 Citywealth Magic Circle Awards and has been recognised as a Top 25 Trust Company by Private Client Practitioner for the third year running.

Hawksford is a leading independent wealth structuring company specialising in preserving and enhancing wealth. The company provides a dedicated range of services for a diverse list of multi-generational families through its family office business, and administers investment fund work through its funds business. Hawksford offers wealth structuring solutions through its businesses: Hawksford Fiduciary, Hawksford Family Office, Corporate Solutions, Hawksford Employee Solutions, Hawksford Funds, Hawksford Wills & Probate, Hawksford Advisory, Hawksford Succession Planning and Hawksford Media & Sport.

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