First Names Group: Best Cross-Border Fiduciary Services Team Channel Islands 2017

A people business first and foremost, First Names Group is a leading independent provider of trust, real estate, fund, and corporate services. Headquartered in Jersey, the Group operates across 14 strategic locations providing tailored solutions to international clients, including ultra-high-net-worth individuals and families, entrepreneurs, institutional investors and multinational corporations.

With a corporate DNA uniquely centred on the core competencies of its people, First Names Group has developed a comprehensive offering that dovetails with client needs and is easily adaptable to fit specific requirements and the ever changing regulatory and legislative landscape.

The Group’s firm commitment to its clients’ continued success achieved through a high touch, director led, people focused approach to service delivery is a clear differentiator in the market.  It is also a key driver of business growth, particularly when combined with the Group’s investment in its people.  The recruitment programme and range of professional and personal development initiatives available across the Group ensure that there is strength and depth among its teams. These expert, experienced professionals are adept at structuring highly complex deals and transactions covering multiple jurisdictions while maintaining long term relationships with clients and their advisers.

The judging panel was impressed by the Group’s commitment to ensuring the ongoing technical competence of its people and its ability to deliver a seamless multijurisdictional offering to its clients – both essential elements for the success of any cross-border venture or undertaking. The judges accordingly declared First Names Group the winner of the 2017 Best Cross-Border Fiduciary Services Team Channel Islands Award.