Estera, a leading, global fiduciary provider, has received Platinum Employer Partner Accreditation from STEP, the highest of three accreditation levels awarded under STEP’s Employer Partnership Programme.

STEP is the leading global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning. Receiving the STEP Platinum Partner Accreditation demonstrates that Estera champions professional development from the very top and offers a clearly-defined development pathway as well as best-in-class support for career progression.

Fully accredited Trust and Estate Practitioner, Richard Prosser, Group Director at Estera, commented “We are extremely proud to have been recognised for our professionalism, expertise and experience in providing our clients with the best advice about potentially complex matters at sometimes difficult times.”

“It is excellent to be recognised for our thorough training and development programme which allows our team to reach the highest level of expertise. At Estera, we offer the very best opportunities and support to our people, as this accreditation confirms. Providing service excellence is key to our business and we are proud to uphold the highest standards when it comes to career progression, training, and support.”

Trent Weber, Senior Manager, Employer Partnerships at STEP said “We are delighted to welcome Estera as our latest Platinum Employer Partner. Achieving this accreditation is testament to the strength of the policies, practices and structures that Estera has in place to support its entire service offering and shows that the organisation offers best practice in professional development, benchmarked against industry quality standards.”

“Estera has been accredited across all its 11 offices globally, having submitted a comprehensive application to substantiate its robust learning and development provision.”

STEP members help families plan for their futures, from drafting a will to advising on issues concerning international families, protection of the vulnerable, family businesses and philanthropic giving. Full STEP members, known as TEPs, are internationally recognised as experts in their field, with proven qualifications and experience.

Estera provides trust management and administration services including foundations, managed trust companies, personal pensions, private trust companies, trust formation and administration and has over 550 professionals in 11 jurisdictions. Estera’s multi-jurisdictional reach allows its directors to provide solutions which are tailored to clients’ global needs, no matter where they are located.