News

First Names Group ranked as top tier trust company by eprivateclient

24 May 2017

We are proud to announce that First Names Group has been recognised as a Tier I trust company in the 2017 eprivateclient Top Trust Companies listing.

First Names Group has featured in eprivateclient’s Top 25 Trust Companies list for the previous six years. While the initiative was previously restricted to a top 25, this is no longer the case. For 2017, 32 firms have been included in the rankings, divided into three tiers. First Names Group is among the 12 firms that have made it to the top tier.

Top Trust Companies constitutes “a comprehensive and in-depth look at the UK and Crown Dependencies’ leading fiduciary service providers for private clients across the globe.” According to eprivateclient, “the tiers are not based on size alone but on reputation, quality of service, how the firms have fared in the past 12 months, any M&A activity, as well as the extent of their UK offering.”

eprivateclient is the leading website and news service for private client practitioners. Its rankings are based on a survey of over 100 trust companies in the UK and Crown Dependencies, using 2016 data.

Our Group Managing Director for Private Client, Gary Hepburn, said of the news:

“Being named as one of just 12 top-tier trust companies in the UK and Crown Dependencies is a fantastic achievement and a welcome testament to our people-focused strategy. Our Private Client service line continues to go from strength to strength and this recent accolade follows a number of recent industry award shortlistings and wins recognising our private client operations, not only in the UK and Crown Dependencies but across the globe. None of this would have been possible without our people, so I want to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to everyone for their hard work and dedication.”