In Brief
£400 billion

in trusts established by private individuals

387 foundations

formed since the Jersey Foundation was launched in 2009

1,282 members

of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

In Jersey, we’re proud to offer a modern and sophisticated legal framework, enabling us to lead the way in delivering private client services vital to the health of the finance industry, worldwide. ›
These range from simple trusts and underlying company structures, through to high value and complex structures working with trusts, companies, limited partnerships and foundations for international families.
Key Facts
  • Jersey has £400 billion in trusts established by private individuals*
  • Since their launch in 2009, Jersey Foundations have become increasingly popular with 387 foundations formed**
  • Jersey holds 1,282 members of the worldwide membership for The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) *^ – one of the largest branches globally
  • Jersey Finance hosts an annual private wealth event in London which attracts leading practitioners in this field

*Source: Capital Economics, 2016
**Statistic correct as at October 2019 (Source: Jersey Financial Services Commission)
*^Statistic correct as at October 2019 (Source: STEP Jersey branch)

Trusts and Foundations

Jersey is the leading jurisdiction globally for trusts, administering them since the 1960s.

An innovative foundations law has led to the growth in the number of Jersey Foundations. The structure is attractive because of its infinite duration, capacity, clear and transparent registration with the Jersey Financial Services Commission.

Their flexibility means that a foundation can be created for purposes which are charitable, non-charitable, or a mixture of both, with approximately one third being used for philanthropic purposes.

Jersey: The Clear Choice for Family Offices
Over the last decade, Jersey has seen a significant increase in the number of family offices, not only establishing on-Island, but also migrating to Jersey from other jurisdictions.

To help us better understand the mindset of today's family office, we worked closely with some local family offices to listen to their personal experiences and to understand the rational behind establishing their businesses in Jersey as a leading international finance centre.
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Celebrating 10 Years of Jersey Foundations
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Jersey for Private Wealth
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Put Simply: Private Wealth
Private wealth is a key sector of the finance market in Jersey. Put simply, it’s how people and families manage their wealth. We’ve produced a series of explainers on some of the services used to manage private wealth.
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