Butterfield is the leading, independent offshore bank and trust company headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda. We provide services to clients from Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey, where our principal banking operations are located, and The Bahamas, Switzerland, Singapore and the United Kingdom, where we offer specialised trust services, private banking, asset management and custody. When it comes to trust, Butterfield offers a flexible approach to holding a wide variety of assets, and prides itself on providing solutions to meet the varied requirements of private and institutional clients, family offices, charities and philanthropic organisations. Our award-winning team specialises in wealth planning and trust administration, and dealing with complex structures for the growth, protection and transfer of assets. Butterfield is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: NTB) and the Bermuda Stock Exchange (symbol: NTB.BH).
The Bermuda Business Development Agency (BDA) encourages direct investment and helps global companies start up, re-locate or expand their business in Bermuda—a vibrant and innovative jurisdiction for re/insurance, funds, family offices, trusts and private-client business, and other financial services. The BDA also offers a concierge service to connect prospective business with government officials, regulatory authorities and industry professionals to facilitate domicile decisions. Bermuda’s proximity to both North America and Europe make it an ideal location for companies serving global markets. Other advantages include its highly respected regulatory framework, sophisticated legal system based on English common law, world-class workforce and access to capital. The island offers comprehensive commercial solutions to companies and private clients, and is well-suited to administering complex trust structures, private trust companies, purpose trust structures, unit trust structures for fund administration, and other financial-planning tools.
Our guiding principles not only survived but thrived during the Great Depression, two world wars and the 2008 financial crisis. We burnished our reputation as a global leader delivering innovative investment management, asset and fund administration, fiduciary and banking solutions enabled by sophisticated, leading technology. And through it all, we continually laid a solid, forward-looking foundation on which future generations can continue growing and achieving greater.
We are an investment management and advisory firm specializing in bespoke multi-asset based strategies. We currently advise global investors with a combined multi-billion dollar net worth. Since our founding, our mission has always been the same: To sustain and responsibly grow the wealth of our clients across generations.
We fully realize the importance of that mission. To successfully fulfill our duties, our experienced team strictly adheres to high standards of ethics and professionalism.
We take every step possible to craft innovative investment solutions that conform to our clients’ needs, goals, and risk profiles. We also deploy every reasonable measure to guarantee confidentiality and privacy.
Our services include:
Asset & Liability Advisory
Succession Governance & Planning
The art sector is largely unregulated creating an environment in which undeclared conflicts of interest can thrive. Unless someone is an experienced market participant they are likely to be operating under significant “knowledge asymmetry” making them highly vulnerable to poor professional standards and misrepresentation.
Cadell’s team of world class experts work with leading Lawyers, Trustees and Family Offices and their clients to navigate this challenging sector.
Cadell conducts absolutely confidential valuations, pre-purchase due diligence and formal competitive sale processes designed to manage risk and deliver the best outcomes. Cadell operates in: London, Zurich, Geneva, Monaco, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man and is the first and only art advisory firm regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Ogier provides legal advice on BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and Luxembourg law. Our network of locations also includes Hong Kong, London, Shanghai and Tokyo.
Legal services for the corporate and financial sectors form the core of our business, principally in the areas of banking and finance, corporate, investment funds, dispute resolution, private equity and private wealth. We also have strong practices in the areas of employee benefits and incentives, employment law, regulatory, restructuring and insolvency and property.
Our Private Wealth team advises trustees, private banks and ultra-high net worth clients on the lifecycle of trusts from establishment, restructuring and administration to succession planning. We have in-depth knowledge of trusts and foundations, enabling us to provide flexible and practical guidance on choosing the most effective jurisdiction. The team combines with our corporate specialists to provide commercially focused corporate advice regarding companies that underlie trust structures or on new investments structures as they arise.
Our recent awards include, Offshore Law Firm of the Year – The Lawyer Awards 2019, Best Offshore Law Firm – Wealthbriefing European Awards, Regional.Offshore Law Firm of the Year – Legal Business Awards 2019.
Conyers’ Private Client and Trust team, one of the largest in the Caribbean region, has a long-established reputation for providing intelligent, dependable advice to some of the world’s wealthiest private clients.
The Conyers Private Client and Trust team is complemented by a team of experienced trust litigators with a worldwide reputation. The trust litigation team is at the forefront of both contentious and non-contentious trust litigation in Bermuda. They regularly act for act for trustees, beneficiaries, settlors and third parties.
Conyers is a leading international law firm with a broad client base including FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 companies, international finance houses and asset managers. The firm advises on Bermuda, British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands laws, from offices in those jurisdictions and in the key financial centres of Hong Kong, London and Singapore.
Our award-winning Family Office Services team at Crestbridge understands the critical blend of technical expertise, industry experience and discretion required to build strong long-term client relationships with UHNW families and trusted advisors. A proudly independent business with the client's needs at its heart, we listen, learn and respond with unmatched speed and operational efficiency. Our results, and the length of our client relationships, are a testament to our dedicated service. Acting as trustees and directors, we are positioned to support needs ranging from the administration of a single asset to the provision of services to complex multi-generational families with multi-jurisdictional structures holding financial investments, residential and commercial real estate, designed to provide long-term planning for successive generations. We are experienced in the administration of structures and entities created for purely philanthropic and ESG investment purposes. We also support established family offices, providing outsourced administration services and specialist support on both a permanent and ad hoc basis. To all of our activities we bring the highest standards of integrity and the impeccable attention to detail which our clients have come to expect from the Crestbridge name.