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HNW Guide

Trust Companies — South Dakota

South Dakota Trust Company

From the HNW guide

South Dakota Trust Company is a market leader in trusts services for high net worth families, both domestically and overseas. The firm can offer its clients directed and delegated trusts, general trust administration and other structures such as private trust companies. One source says: "They're the first players in this market. They've been at it a long time and they do a good job."

Other interviewees say: "They have a fantastic team. They're very knowledgeable, well trained, responsible and they go the extra mile, way beyond their basic duties, to make sure that clients get a good service. For me, they are just a perfect team."

Key contacts:

Pierce McDowell, Co-founder and CEO

Al King, Co-founder and CEO

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Sterling Trustees LLC

From the HNW guide

A new entry in the table this year, Sterling Trustees is an independent trust company headquartered in Sioux Falls. It provides a comprehensive range of trust formation and administration services.

"I've always had a good experience with them," says a South Dakota interviewee, continuing: "They've got a good skill set, they're easy to work with, and have done a great job with the influx of international clients we have coming in. They're top-quality, they take the time, they invest in their company and our jurisdiction, and they donate time to help the industry at different events. There is more than just putting up a trust company and making money, you have to give back a little bit to the community. They're generous with their time."

Key contact:

Antony Joffe, President

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Trident Trust Company (South Dakota) Inc

From the HNW guide

Trident is a major international trust company that opened its South Dakota office in 2014. Under the leadership of former practising attorney Alice Rokahr, the firm has continued to grow its offering in this market. Trident's clients are predominantly international.

"They're newer," says a South Dakota source, adding: "They've only come into this work in recent years, but they've been very successful and hired a lot of people. They're a nice team. They do a really good job and I have been very pleased to work with them." Other sources highlight Trident for its international expertise on trust matters.

Key contact:

Alice Rokahr, Managing Director

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