Ideally located

Ideally located

Our Guernsey location enables us to provide you with the maximum level of wealth protection whilst operating within a highly regulated environment

Precision knowledge

Precision knowledge

However you want to protect your future, you can be sure that the solutions we provide are both safe and secure

Trust Services

The great attraction of a Trust is its flexibility for arranging personal, family or business affairs. Trusts are most commonly used for estate and tax planning, asset protection and preservation, continuity of ownership, long-term family provisions, investment holding, anonymity of ownership and charitable purposes.

The uses may range from private family arrangements for succession planning to complex international corporate structures. Cogent provides a comprehensive range of services for the establishment and administration of Trusts and alternative structures, such as Foundations.

We can provide trust services involving:

  • Private family arrangements, usually Discretionary, Interest in possession or Accumulation and Maintenance trusts
  • Purpose Trusts and Foundations
  • Employee Benefit Trusts and various corporate benefit schemes, including share ownership and option plans or other types of incentive and bonus programmes
  • Retirement Annuity Trusts, QROPS and Pension Plans
  • Trusts used as part of corporate planning
  • Escrow agent
  • Advisory or supervisory roles; for example as a Trust Protector
  • Provision of individual co-trustees
  • Private and Administered Trust Companies