Area of expertise

  • Structures for real estate
  • Islamic finance structures
  • Structured finance
  • Private equity
  • Corporate governance


Daniel has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, the last 10 of which have seen him in either a management or leadership role. During his career, Daniel has worked in the private wealth, funds and corporate service industry taking the lead on many high-profile client relationships.

Daniel has responsibility for the strategic direction and growth of Hawksford’s corporate services business in new and existing markets. In his role at Hawksford, Daniel’s remit sees him work with teams throughout our offices to ensure that Hawksford delivers the highest level of corporate administration, accounting, tax compliance and transactional services, as well as helping develop new business and new product offerings.

Daniel sits on the board of several substantial public and private real estate investment, structured finance and Islamic finance structures as well as small and large multijurisdictional corporate businesses. He also sits on the main Hawksford Group Holdings board.

He is based in the head office in Jersey, however travels frequently to visit colleagues in other offices or to meet new or existing clients and intermediaries.

Qualifications and memberships

  • Member of the Society of trust and estate practitioners
  • Member of the Institute of directors
  • Member of the Chartered management institute

Notable achievements

  • Building Hawksford’s reputation and administration offering for clients in the Middle East
  • Sits on the board of an executive governance function of Qatar's first ever Luxembourg listed Sukuk
  • Taken several businesses through to exit or IPO
  • Responsible for a substantial real estate client with GDV £1bn project in UK
  • Manager and coach of the U11's JRFC rugby team for the last 5 years.

"Daniel Hainsworth has been in charge of our account for many years now and he has a regular interface with us at corporate and family levels on at least a weekly basis. I have always found him to be sincere, totally attentive, able to advise and act in an astute and intelligent manner, and willing to ensure the successful outcome of all Hawksford endeavours through the contribution of endless energy and when necessary, long hours."

Client of Hawksford

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