VG is a leading independent provider of fiduciary and administration solutions based in Jersey. Our independence allows us to act quickly and decisively to create and administer the right solutions for you.
Established in 1982, VG is one of Jersey’s largest, independent and privately-owned providers of trust, corporate and fund administration solutions. Our independence allows us to act quickly and decisively to create and administer the right solutions for you.
We work with clients globally and administer over 1100 structures with over £15bn of assets across a range of asset classes. When clients work with VG, they know they have a dedicated
and experienced team committed to fostering a long-term relationship; in fact, on average our clients have partnered with us for over 10 years.
Since 1982 we have leveraged the abundance of available Jersey structures to translate and meet the needs of ultra-high-net-worth individuals and their families globally. We enact bespoke solutions for family business succession strategies, estate planning, intergenerational wealth transfer and tax efficiency optimisation.
Since 1982 we have built upon Jersey’s reputation as a funds domicile of choice to provide our clients with administration and fiduciary solutions. Our experienced team take care of operating your fund, enabling our clients to focus on the fund’s portfolio of investments and generating returns for investors.
Since 1982 we have built on Jersey’s reputation of efficiency and suitability for corporate transactions to provide our clients with a broad range of bespoke, expert-led corporate administration and fiduciary solutions. Our experienced team take care of the complete transaction cycle from establishment through completion, ongoing administration and ancillary services, termination and dissolution.
When you partner with VG, you are assured of great service from our professional, friendly people. Protecting and enhancing your wealth are our key responsibilities and we cherish our relationships with you by respecting your needs and values.
Jersey is one of the world’s leading offshore finance centres which offers you a unique blend of innovation, stability and quality.
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Claire joined VG in 2018 having started working in the finance industry in 1998 as a Junior Administrator, progressing to an Administrator before moving into accounts in 2004. . She works within the Funds team producing quarterly & annual accounts for clients within the Islamic funds portfolio.
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21 September 2022
Until 1982, VG had existed as the unincorporated trust and corporate operating arm of local law firm Michael Voisin & Co, however, client demand for trusts and corporate structures could no longer be adequately serviced as an adjunct to the company’s...
As one of Jersey’s truly independent trust companies, we are delighted to celebrate our 40th birthday and this important milestone in the business’ journey.
4 July 2022
In recognition of our team's hard work and talent, we've made a number of promotions across our private wealth, funds, corporate and support teams.
3 May 2022
We are delighted to unveil the evolution of our brand identity which signals an important milestone for us.
19 April 2022
After more than 30 years at VG, one of our longest serving colleagues, Trevor Norman, will retire from the main board of VG; as a result of Trevor’s retirement, the leadership structure of our funds team has evolved.
21 March 2022
The tax landscape for non-resident property investors has changed dramatically in recent years, particularly in respect of non-resident capital gains tax (NRCGT) and the reduction of tax benefits derived from having non-resident status. It has been suggested...
15 March 2022
We’re extremely proud to be the exclusive sponsor of the Jersey Dragon Boat Festival and looking forward to supporting the Jersey Hospice team in delivering a fantastic event!
15 February 2022
Research reveals that 55% of UK employers offer career development tools, however less than half of employees make use of them (Business Leader, 2022). Surprisingly, 81% of UK employees have no written career plan in place with their employer. As an employer...
Head of Human Resources
31 January 2022
We're delighted to share that we have appointed Jonathan Manning as a Manager in our funds division alongside several other new hires across the wider VG business.
3 January 2022
According to a survey, jobseeker numbers are especially high in the UK, with 46% of workers looking for new jobs with more flexibility, better benefits, and more supportive company cultures. If the last 18 months has made you re-evaluate what you want...
23 November 2021
We have appointed Kevin Cooper as Director of Operations as we pave the way for the next stage of our development.
7 May 2021
We are delighted to share that FY20/21 saw a 225% increase in new business versus prior year, despite the uncertainty of the last 12 months, and we kicked-off the new financial year (May 1 2021) with two promotions and a raft of new joiners to support our...
12 April 2021
The South African Revenue Service has bolstered its tax collection capabilities and created a dedicated SARS unit responsible for improving the tax compliance of wealthy individuals and organisations employing complex, and often offshore, financial arrangements....
24 February 2021
We are delighted to announce that VG has been recognised at the 2021 Citywealth IFC Awards where we won Gold in the Independent Trust Company of the Year category.
5 February 2021
Following a raft of promotions in January 2021, VG has further strengthened its management team with an appointment and promotions of a VG veteran and rising star.
6 January 2021
We are delighted to have kicked-off the new year across our funds, private client, family office, corporate and compliance teams with 8 promotions, effective 1 January 2021, as we continue to strengthen our talent base.
18 December 2020
We close off the year by celebrating the appointment of a raft of new employees throughout 2020 as part of our focus on growth and a commitment to attracting the best local talent.
26 November 2020
Shariah-compliant finance was taking an ethical view of investing long before the rise of sustainable investment strategies in western financial markets. Now, as both Shariah-compliant and sustainable investments expand, investors and issuers are finding increasing...
16 November 2020
Ashley Le Feuvre, Director of VG Fund Services Limited considers, the key trends currently driving growth and development within Jersey’s funds industry.
Ashley Le Feuvre
Director - VG Funds
21 October 2020
There are occasions when clients and their representatives tell us that a structure is not tax driven and sometimes we are told that there are ‘no tax issues’. So, why else should clients and their advisers consider taking tax advice?
Private Client Director
29 July 2020
VG has once again been recognised in the annual eprivateclient Top Trust Companies rankings, one of the industry’s most prestigious directories of private-client solutions providers across the globe.
21 April 2020
We are delighted to announce that Ian Murphy, previously Head of Compliance and Risk at VG, has been promoted to the position of Director of VG and its underlying companies.
1 April 2020
Whilst Brexit undoubtedly has implications for many aspects of Jersey’s relationship with the EU, its effect differs from that in the UK. Iain Mason explores why Jersey is well placed to play a key role between the UK and international markets.
1 July 2019
There is no doubt that ‘substance’ is flavour of the month in the offshore jurisdictions. But what is it and how will it impact your offshore company?
3 May 2019
If you wait for the ‘giant leap for mankind’ you are very unlikely to recognise the ‘small step for man’ with which the journey of transformation begins....
Mark Hucker, Executive - Strategy and Projects
12 October 2018
VG has created a dedicated Mental Health First Aid team as part of its investment into employee wellbeing.
1 October 2018
VG was recognised at the Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) on 29th September 2018, when the company was named Best Islamic Trust Formation Services Provider for the third year running.
VG has made several personnel hires and promotions to support the development of its funds offering into new regions and asset classes.
12 June 2018
VG is thrilled to announce that Senior Trust Officer Ben Schofield has been named in the inaugural ‘Channel Islands Top 35 Under 35’ list published by eprivateclient.
17 April 2018
An insight into the latest developments in Shariah-compliant alternative investments from Trevor Norman and Dominic Coyne of VG’s Islamic finance team in this month’s STEP Journal, Volume 19, Issue 7. www.step.org/journal/step-journal-april-2018-full-issue/faith-value.
19 March 2018
Jersey remains robust in the face of pressure and the industry continues to thrive, particularly for investment holding structures where real estate is a major asset class.
Once upon a time, a business could try to solve its legacy system problems by studying gaps and opportunities, looking at a range of alternative products, issuing a Request for Proposal, evaluating the responses, making a decision and negotiating a contract…...
11 August 2017
This may sound like the first line of a joke but in fact it highlights a very real question for the fiduciary sector about how to distinguish between private client services, corporate structures and funds and whether, in fact, it makes any sense to even try...
Now is the time to consider submitting commercial property structures to a health check.
When I first visited Dubai on business in early 1996, the only completed tower block on Sheikh Zayed Road was the World Trade Centre Tower and the road itself was little more than a dual carriageway!
VG brand reflects heritage and journey forward.
VG retains GIFA Best Islamic Trust Formation Services Award.
Launched in Jersey on 1 January 2019, the international savings plan (ISP) is a new way for employers to establish a savings plan product in a highly reputable and very well-regulated jurisdiction.