Six Hawksford team members have been named in this year’s Citywealth Leaders List.

Now in its eighth edition, the list is an independent endorsement of individual professionals’ standing in the private wealth industry and is determined by recommendations and submissions from clients and sector peers.

The 2013 list features 2,064 high-performing professionals, with Jersey specialists receiving a substantial 150 of the commendations. Hawksford director Steve Robinson, business development manager Peter Rice and associate director Paul Sewell have been listed in the Prominent Figure in Leading Trustees category. Directors Julian Hayden and Michael Powell are included on the Honours List of Leading Trustees and John Perkins is on the Leading Trustees Top 20 list.

Mr Robinson is part of the executive team that heads up Hawksford Employee Solutions and Hawksford Media & Sport and many of his clients come from an entrepreneurial, media or sporting background. He specialises in the formation and administration of estate and succession planning structures for these clients, such the provision of concierge services that provide an end-to-end solution for clients, as well as employee benefit trusts for private and public companies. Mr Rice has 27 years’ experience in trust and fiduciary services, the last 15 concentrating more on relationship management and business development. His roles involved extensive travel to places such as South Africa, Eastern Europe, Europe, Middle East, Pakistan and the UK.

Over the last decade Peter has gained excellent experience in the UAE and is well versed with the culture and religion, essential prerequisites for forming long standing relationships in the region. He has worked closely with families and their advisers, structuring their global assets and succession planning requirements for their families and future generations.

Mr Sewell has more than 30 years’ experience of working with UHNW families and their advisers. Mr Sewell joined the Hawksford Group in February 2013 from Key Group following its acquisition and is responsible for providing wealth structuring solutions to UHNW families and their panel of advisers. Mr Hayden has extensive expertise in fiduciary services and is part of the executive team that heads up Hawksford Succession Planning, Hawksford Advisory and Hawksford Family Office. He has more than 25 years of experience in estate and succession planning and specialising in trusts and alternative structures.

Mr Powell is part of the executive team that heads up Hawksford Family Office and Hawksford Law. A qualified trust practitioner and lawyer, Michael has extensive expertise in establishing, administering and advising clients on a wide range of specialist solutions that include Managed Trust Companies, Family Office services and UK Tax planning. He has also advised families on their complex situations, and continues educating, advising and implementing solutions for the young aspirant wealthy, whilst finding solutions for ultra-high net worth Indian nationals. Mr Perkins has more than 38 years’ experience in the trust industry, having previously worked for some of the leading trust companies.

Most recently, John played a pivotal role in the success of the Key Group, helping too develop and implement new strategies for growth, whilst maintaining the core elements of the business – focussing specifically on the provision of excellent customer service. ‘Individuals are included in the CityWealth Leaders List thanks to their high standing and expertise in their respective fields within the private wealth industry.

We are delighted that six of our team have made it onto the list, especially as nominations come from our peers and clients, the people who really are best placed to judge the quality of professionals within the sector,’ said Hawksford chief executive officer, Peter Murley.

Citywealth editor, Karen Jones commented: ‘We urge wealthy private individuals, foreign wealth advisers and managers working within this industry to use this list of names as a starting point for referring other wealthy clients and respected, global colleagues. We hope we offer a seal of approval that allows them to navigate the global wealth industry with confidence and make their or their clients' investments and life choices with confidence.’