About us

Overview

First Names Group is a leading independent provider of trust, corporate, real estate and fund administration services, operating in multiple strategic locations worldwide. We deliver bespoke structuring and administration solutions to an international client base including multinational companies, institutional investors, entrepreneurs and ultra-high-net-worth families.

We’ve been in the business for over 25 years and in 2018 we became part of SGG Group. SGG Group is the world’s fourth largest global investor services firm (by revenue) and currently employs over 1,700 people across 22 jurisdictions.

 

First Names Group Culture

 

Our ability to operate on a global scale through a growing network of strategically located offices is fundamental to our success, allowing us to draw from an extensive, integrated, multi-jurisdictional platform of expertise and processes. Our presence – and knowledge of the regulatory landscape – in so many of the world’s key financial jurisdictions means we can comfortably respond to the varied and specific needs of our clients, either directly or working with their trusted advisers.

And, as an independent firm, we are free of the conflicts often associated with institution-owned trust companies. Not only do we have the agility to make decisions quickly, we have complete freedom to choose the right banks and investment houses to work with in line with our clients’ individual requirements.

We take a director-led team approach to client service and have a clear focus on professional qualifications among our people, with many accountants, trust and estate practitioners, lawyers and chartered secretaries providing the necessary expertise.

We recognise that our people are our greatest asset and through our culture of independence we’re proud to give them the freedom to forge long-term, mutually rewarding client relationships, to grow as professionals and prosper as individuals.

At the heart of our success lies a firm commitment to helping our clients, professional intermediaries and our very own ‘First Names’ achieve their goals. We believe this strong people focus sets us apart from the competition and results in delivery of the very best client service.

2018

Mark Pesco in eprivateclient Most Influential List 2018
Winner Magic Circle Awards 2018
Shortlisted WealthBreifingAsia 2018

2017

The FIRM Awards WINNER 2017 logo
Citywealth IFC Awards 2017 - Trust Company of the Year - Switzerland - WINNER
Citywealth IFC Awards 2017 - Trust Company of the Year - Hong Kong & Singapore - Runner up
Citywealth IFC Awards 2017 - Trust Company of the Year - Jersey - Runner Up
Magic Circle Awards 2017 Runner Up
eprivateclient 50 Most Influential 2017 - Mark Pesco
Citywealth IFC Awards 2017 - Trust Company of the Year - Guernsey - WINNER
 International Fund Awards - Alternative Fund Administrator Moore
WealthBriefingAsia Awards 2017 Shortlisted logo
eprivateclient Top Trust Companies 2017
Citywealth Brand Management & Reputation Awards CSR Gold Award
Citywealth Brand Management & Reputation Awards Best Social Media Marketing Bronze
STEP Private Client Award Winner

2016

2015

STEP Employer Partner Jersey

2014

2013

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Testimonials

Exceptional understanding and experience

We have found First Names Group to have an exceptional understanding and experience of corporate real estate structures; a key... Read more »

Rock Asset Management

Exceeded our expectations

When our US company was looking for help in establishing an Irish sales office, we started with an internet search for firms... Read more »

BRUCE HODGE, Vice President
Nutramedix LLC

The service provided by First Names Corporate Services is excellent

The service provided by First Names Corporate Services is excellent. The team are efficient, reliable and display a very... Read more »

PWC Ireland

The perfect mix of professionalism and caring

The team at First Names has been amazing! They helped make sure that all of our business paperwork, legal documents, structure... Read more »

BRIAN PACKER, Managing Director
ZAGG International

Professional, knowledgeable and fully committed

The corporate services team has always provided me with a high level of service and dealt with my affairs in a timely manner.... Read more »

IPG

Deliver superior service

We’ve been exceptionally pleased with the level of client service delivery from the real estate team. As we grow our real... Read more »

M3 Capital Partners

Provides services of the highest quality

In our experience First Names Corporate Services provides services of the highest quality. We have always found them to be... Read more »

Landwell Solicitors

They add value to relationships

We have worked with First Names Group for a number of years in relation to the implementation of structuring and solutions for... Read more »

JAMES JOHN, Partner, Head of Real Estate
Rooks Rider Solicitors LLP