Professional Trustee Services

professional trustee services

The principle of trusts began centuries ago when people would assign their assets and valued items to a trusted person — a trustee — before going to war.

Today, a trust remains an agreement between an owner of assets and the chosen trustees. The trustees legally own the assets of the trust, but are not allowed to benefit themselves — unless they have also been named as beneficiaries. The trust's main value is in its ability to keep your estate out of probate after your death.

Genus Trust Company Limited was established in recognition of the important role that trusts play in financial planning for families and individuals. The trust company is available exclusively to clients of St. James’s Place and offers an extensive range of solutions which will evolve to meet their changing requirements.

As a trustee, the company represents the interests of the beneficiaries and ensures due regard is given to clients' wishes and guidance. In all cases these wishes are discussed in detail and placed on record, discreetly and confidentially.

View the guide to Genus Trust Company Professional Trustee Services (PDF) or alternatively request contact from a St. James's Place Partner to find out more.

It should be noted that trusts are not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. However, please be aware that Genus Trust Company Limited is regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission.