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Trustee & Fiduciary Services


Discover the benefits that a century of fiduciary experience can deliver to your family

Northern Trust has served generations of highly affluent families as fiduciary for their estates and trusts. As a result, Northern Trust has developed deep expertise in fiduciary oversight.

Rely on our experience and execution, our expert staff take pride in executing your trustee, company and administration requirements.

Services include:

  • Accurate, efficient trust operations
  • Maintaining asset titles and inventory (custody)
  • Provision of trustee services, in accordance with the governing trust deed
  • Reviewing, maintaining and protecting the trust by fulfilling all duties in line with the Trust Deed
  • Company administration  
  • Expertise in selection and oversight of multiple managers
  • Ongoing auditing and regulatory compliance
  • Proactive working relationships with family advisors
  • Completion and submission of appropriate company and trust tax returns
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Managing marketable and closely-held assets
  • Exercising of discretion on behalf of beneficiaries
  • Foundation management
  • Investment management consistent with our fiduciary duties
  • Investment compliance
  • Management of building, content, vehicle and employee insurance

Our team:

  • Meets with families and advisors to understand their needs
  • Structures asset holdings in order to meet those needs
  • Manages liquidity to ensure  the structure operates efficiently

We offer these services in multiple locations, and are attuned to the offshore needs of our clients. We are one of the largest providers of trust services in Guernsey and offer a comprehensive range of offshore services to our families.

Belinda Aspinall

Belinda Aspinall

Regional Head of Global Family & Private Investment Office Group, EMEA
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Belinda Aspinall

Belinda Aspinall

Regional Head of Global Family & Private Investment Office Group, EMEA

Belinda is the Regional Head of the Global Family and Private Investment Offices Group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and is based in London.

Prior to joining the GFO group, Belinda was CEO of Northern Trust Channel Islands, where she was responsible for the Banking, Fund Administration and Fiduciary business.

From 2012, Belinda was based in Stockholm, where she was responsible for all asset servicing and asset management business activity across Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Belinda joined Northern Trust in 2005 as a senior relationship Manager responsible for a range of UK, Irish and Guernsey domiciled fund managers. In 2007 she assumed the role as head of a team of global fund services relationship managers in the UK which services global asset managers, insurance funds and in-house managed pension scheme clients.

Belinda has over 26 years of industry experience in a wide range of operational and client-facing roles. She began her career with JPMorgan Chase, Luxembourg before moving to London as a senior relationship manager in 2000.


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