We are highly experienced in providing a number of family office functions as well as operating alongside and supporting a family office.
Far more than a trustee
As client relationships grow in trust and confidence we find that many of our private clients, their families and trusted advisers come to rely upon us for far more extensive services than traditional trust and company administration.
An independent offering
Our independent offering gives us the freedom to provide a customised solution with specialised expertise and a responsive service. There are no restrictions in terms of the asset classes we handle or the counterparties that we can partner with. This enables us to deliver the best outcomes for your family.
Becoming a trusted adviser
Meeting the wealth management needs for many high-net worth families is far beyond the capacity of any one professional advisor. It requires a tailored, well-coordinated, and collaborative effort. HIGHVERN has consistently demonstrated that it provides a pivotal role in bringing together a team of advisors and that its service levels are key in ensuring the effectiveness of all component parts.
Contact our experts today to discuss how we can support your family or family office.
Martin is Managing Director at Highvern. He has been involved at senior levels in the wealth management industry for over 20 years, having been responsible for investment management, private banking and trust businesses throughout that period.
As well as in London, Martin has worked for extended periods in Italy (he is Italian speaking), Switzerland and the Isle of Man. His previous experience included roles in international corporate & retail banking as well as in consumer & asset finance.
Martin holds a first class honours degree from the University of Warwick and is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors (FIoD).
Group Director & Head of Family Office
Naomi is a Group Director and Head of Family Office Services at Highvern. A lawyer by training, Naomi was called to the English Bar in 1999 and re-qualified as a Jersey Advocate in 2003.
During her time as a Partner at offshore law firm, Appleby, Naomi provided wealth-structuring advice to high and ultra high net worth individuals, international private banks and trust companies. At Highvern, Naomi leads the business’ Family Office proposition as well as having oversight of all matters relating to fiduciary risk, standards and competency within the business. Naomi works closely with clients and their independent legal, tax and investment advisers to ensure the establishment and implementation of robust and sustainable wealth planning structures. Naomi has considerable experience of providing trustee services in connection with complex trust structures and sitting as a director on the boards of private trust companies. Naomi is a member of the board of directors of Highvern Trustees Limited, Chair to the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) in Jersey and sits on the Jersey Finance Trusts Law Working Party.
Miles Le Cornu
Head of Private Client Services
Miles is Head of Private Client Services at Highvern and has over 30 years experience in the Trust industry, the majority of these in positions of senior management.
Miles is responsible for all aspects of private client administration, relationship management and development.
Prior to joining Highvern, Miles spent 18 years at BNP Paribas as head of all Wealth Management activities in Jersey. Whilst his career has provided him with the opportunity to work with wealthy families from all parts of the globe he has significant experience of working with families in the Middle East and Asia, regions he has travelled to extensively.
Miles is a member of the board of directors of Highvern Trustees Limited, an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Financial Services and a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP).
Private Client Director
Simon is a Private Client Director at Highvern. Simon has over 25 years experience in the Trust and Fiduciary industry having worked at independent and bank owned trust companies.
Previously head of a single family office, Simon has experience in overseeing a variety of structures and asset classes. At Highvern, Simon is responsible for a portfolio of high and ultra high net worth clients specialising in establishing and administering complicated structures for clients based primarily in the UK and Western Europe.
Simon is a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (TEP), and holds the certificate in Company Direction from the Institute of Directors (IoD).
Ross is an Associate Director in the Family Office Services Team at Highvern. With over 16 years experience in Trust, Ross has extensive knowledge in delivering professional governance and administration services to a predominantly Middle Eastern and US high and ultra high net worth client base.
Ross manages a varied portfolio of trust structures.
Ross is a fully qualified Chartered Secretary with the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and is currently studying towards the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).