Hawksford has won the Wealth Adviser best offshore trust company award. 

Readers of the publication, which are made up of banking, legal, accountancy, private client, wealth advisory and tax advisory firms, nominated entities they believed to be ‘best in class’ in 30 categories. Hawksford received the greatest number of votes in the best offshore trust company category. 

‘I am delighted that Hawksford has been recognised with this award. Our success is testament to the hard work and continuing dedication of our whole team,’ said Peter Murley, chief executive, Hawksford. 

‘It is great that as a Jersey based company we are able to represent the island and its trust sector in such a positive way through our high standard of work, and that it has been recognised by our peers.’ 

The awards took place in Mayfair, London on Friday 22nd March.

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 grown, both organically and through expansion and acquisitions. Hawksford employs 180 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. Most recently, in February this year, it acquired Key Trust. Hawksford is a leading independent wealth structuring company specialising in preserving and enhancing wealth. 

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.