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HNW Guide

Trust Companies — Singapore

Asiaciti Trust Singapore Pte Ltd

From the HNW guide

Asiaciti Trust is an "impressive" trust company headquartered in Singapore, with further offices across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Established nearly 40 years ago as a family-owned business, Asiaciti has retained its independence and continues to work with both corporate and private clients. Asiaciti offers a variety of trust, fund and foundation services to high net worth individuals and families for wealth management and asset protection purposes.

Key contact:

Aaron Mullins, Managing Director - Singapore

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From the HNW guide

Intertrust has a long-established presence in Singapore. Intertrust provides trust services to both private and corporate clients for succession planning and business needs. Its client base is international, with a particular emphasis on South-East Asia, and includes both entrepreneurial and family wealth. Intertrust works with private banks, lawyers and advisers for its clients' asset protection and estate planning purposes. The firm has multi-jurisdictional capabilities and can refer work to its offices in other jurisdictions across the world.

Key contacts:

Mike Reitsma, Managing Director

Lauren Murphy, Private Wealth Manager – Intertrust Singapore

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Rhone Trustees (Singapore) Ltd

From the HNW guide

Rhone Trustees provides clients with trust and fiduciary services from its offices in Switzerland, the Bahamas, Hong Kong and Singapore. Sources regard Rhone Trustees as one of the leading trust companies in Singapore, a "really good" firm involved with "very significant matters." Rhone took over the wealth planning and fiduciary business of Banque Pictet & Cie following a management buyout in 2016, and it continues to work for the bank's HNW clients as well as expanding its client base. One market insider highlights the strength of the team, including Serene Lim. Managing director Tony Ribeiro is also particularly well known in the Singapore market.

Key contact:

Antonio Ribeiro, Managing Director - Rhone Trustees (Singapore) Ltd

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TMF Trustees Singapore Limited

From the HNW guide

TMF Trustees is considered one of the main players in the Singapore trust company market. The firm provides fiduciary services to HNW and UHNW individuals and families, often those with business interests. The team establishes and manages structures for asset protection and succession planning purposes, as well as helping to establish charitable trust structures and administering private trust companies. TMF has offices in over 80 countries and has trust capabilities in eight different jurisdictions, which gives the firm a strong international presence. Several sources recognise Andrew Ho, who recently relocated from the firm's Hong Kong office, as a key individual in the Singapore team.

Key contact:

Andrew Ho, Director of Private Clients

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Trident Trust Company (Singapore) Pte Ltd

From the HNW guide

Independent fiduciary Trident Trust first opened in Singapore in 2010. Trident provides trust, corporate and funds services. The Singapore team can help with Singaporean situs trusts and can also help to arrange trust structures in other jurisdictions. The team also handles offshore and onshore funds administration and can help set up corporate structures for domestic and international private clients. The team's main clientele comes from Singapore and South-East Asia, and it also has a broad base of referrals from private banks, lawyers and other intermediaries. Sources highlight Sean Coughlan, managing director of the Singapore office, as a standout individual.

Key contact:

Sean Coughlan, Managing Director of the Singapore office

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From the HNW guide

Vistra is regarded as one of the pre-eminent trust companies in Singapore. It handles wealth management for high net worth individuals and families, including estate and succession planning and asset protection work. Vistra provides its clients with a number of structuring solutions, including private trust companies, private unit trusts and employee benefit trusts and charitable foundations. The firm's client base ranges from Europe, the Middle East and Australasia to North and South-East Asia. A source says that "they have a very broad offering and a very international footprint too." Vistra also helps clients with relocation and residency matters.

Key contacts:

Christine Tan, Executive Director - Trust Services

Chris Burton, Managing Director

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