Foundations you can depend on
Our private family office solutions are as unique as you and your family are. We build a framework based on your specific requirements and goals – be that succession planning, asset protection, philanthropy and more – which can flex and adapt as your family and your needs change. Whether your requirements are simple or complex, we can support you.
Our family office solutions
We understand that the needs of an ultra-high net worth family are often global and complex. As a result, we aren’t defined by where our offices are, but where you and your advisors are located or need to be.
We aim to build a life-long relationship by ensuring that you receive the highest quality service each and every time you interact with us. This includes supplying a single point of contact who really gets to know you and your family and who can provide access to our expert private client team, as well as the broader Hawksford group.
We are also incredibly flexible in finding solutions and have a broad global network of professional contacts we can introduce you to, while still managing the relationship.
Likewise, we can support an individual or family by acting as an outsourced family office or work in partnership with established family offices or advisors to fill gaps in their in-house provision.
Absolute discretion is key, and something we place huge importance on, along with transparency and clarity in all affairs.
Working with an experienced family office service provider such as Hawksford, can give you and your family long-term advantages that you might not have considered before, and at considerably lower cost than establishing a single family office.
What we offer as part of a holistic family office service:
A professionally established structure ensures your valuable assets are protected now and in the future. Our solutions include discretionary trusts, settlor-directed trusts, reserved power trusts, Sharia-compliant trusts, unit trusts, foundations and more – whichever is most appropriate for your needs.
We can establish and administer a private trust company (PTC) to act as trustee to any trusts, structures or special purpose vehicles you have in place. PTCs offer confidentiality, succession planning and greater levels of control and can be tailored to your specific requirements.
Giving back is often central to our clients’ purpose and values. Our philanthropic strategies – which are designed to be tax efficient – can help you make the most of your philanthropic opportunities and achieve your charitable ambitions, be that in your lifetime or as part of your estate planning.
Property portfolios are a strong, often sizeable, asset that many clients have on their balance sheet. Working with you and your advisers, we ensure you receive a specialised all-round service and that the right holding structure is managed in a way that best suits your requirements.
Whether it's real estate, fine art and wine collections, or yachts, private jets and classic cars, our experts understand the rules and requirements around ownership of such luxury assets. Working with you and your advisers, we ensure the structuring and ongoing management of these assets is carried out appropriately.
Our team of dedicated professionals have decades of experience in the preparation of wills and the administration of estates. We provide a specialised service, tailored to your personal needs and the jurisdictions your wealth is held in.
We can support you with comprehensive accounting and bookkeeping services, as well as assistance with tax compliance and regulatory reporting. We work with an extensive network of tax professionals who provide technical advice, so that our knowledge is always up to date and your affairs always meet current requirements.
Our clients come first. Every time.
We take time to understand our clients’ requirements and ambitions and have aligned our offers to be both responsive and also to anticipate their needs. We aim to exceed expectations by making every interaction meaningful and productive. We achieve this through our commitment to impeccable client service.
"Darren models professionalism, independence and ethics in the trusteeship world. He maintains a high level of personal involvement.”
"Alice takes the time to understand the needs of UHNW families to the full, and presents trust structures to meet those needs.”