Private Client

‘Client first’ is a mantra we live by.




Family offices

Private Trust Companies

Managed Trust Companies


Structuring & formation
Management & administration
Trustee / Councillor Services
Compliance & governance

3 May 2022, 07:00:00

Team spirit (and pizza) gets the job done

Imogen Oldfield might be one of HFL’s newest recruits, but she already feels at home in the team and has made a positive impact on the business. Having started at year-end, always a particularly busy time for HFL’s venture capital funds team, she was able to get stuck in quickly and soon had a good understanding of our client portfolio.

11 May 2022, 07:00:00

Fostering a supportive culture for parents

HFL is enjoying a period of rapid growth, with ambitious plans for the future, and we’ve put our people at the heart of our expansion strategy.

We appreciate that many of our staff are juggling careers with a busy home life, so we go above and beyond to support them. Here, Christina Guille, People & Culture Manager, explains how.

24 May 2022, 13:00:00

PIFs are more popular than ever

Thanks to our combined fiduciary and funds expertise, alongside Guernsey’s flexible structuring options such as its Private Investment Fund (PIF), HFL is perfectly placed to meet the increasingly complex and diverse needs of international families, entrepreneurs and investors.

24 May 2022, 14:00:00

Venture capital - the HFL approach

HFL has built its reputation amongst venture capital clients over the last decade. According to Managing Director Matt Westgarth-Smith, it’s a ‘tight-knit’ sector with a specific set of challenges compared to the private equity or listed funds space.

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Why Guernsey

Guernsey has a long-established and vibrant private wealth sector and is considered to be a secure and stable jurisdiction. It has a 50-year tradition of providing private wealth management services, combining tax neutrality and certainty with a proven, modern legal framework for trusts and foundations.

Easily accessible from the UK, the island has historically strong relations with the City of London but has always maintained independence from the UK and the EU.

Marina Mauger

Matt Westgarth-Smith

Key Contacts

We set up, manage and administer a wide range of fiduciary structures, from trusts to complex family office structures. 

Private Client Structures

Trusts and Foundations

Asset protection, succession planning and philanthropy are just three reasons to use wealth management structures.

Asset Holding and Investment Vehicles

Investment structures such as Protected Cell Companies or Family Investment Companies can hold a range of assets.

Family Office and Governance

We understand families and advise on family governance and the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next.

Client First

We set up, manage and administer a wide range of fiduciary structures, from trusts to complex family office arrangements. As a family-run, privately held company, we understand inter-generational dynamics and the role that good governance plays in keeping a steady ship. 

‘Client first’ is a mantra we live by. A voice you know on the phone, an adviser, aide and administrator all rolled into one. You get personal service backed up with the professional expertise of our whole team.

We’re the type of people who always want to know what’s around the next corner. We build relationships so we can anticipate and plan ahead for our clients, as well as responding quickly when opportunities arise.

Our can-do attitude is supported by technology chosen to make it easier for our clients to stay on top of their affairs. HFL collaborates with clients to develop bespoke solutions that work for them.