About Us

At Fairheads Trust Company, we aim to be the Gold Standard of curated service, lasting connection and game-changing integrity in the trust industry. A Cayman Islands Trust Company that delivers consistent and proactive service, led by a team of experienced lawyers who know how to handle even the most complex and contentious situations.

We bring together global expertise and a deft touch; helping clients resolve challenging and complex situations and projecting them forward, on a greater path.

We are driven by an unsurpassed commitment to doing the right thing, making a determination as a company that we won’t be involved with any strategies that don’t meet with our ESG policies, even when the investment powers are held elsewhere. Our clients share this energy for social awareness and doing the best that we can in all of our investment practices.

We will be around for the good times and for when things don’t go according to plan. We are here for our clients when you need us most, now and for generations to come.

Our specialisms include

Contentious Trusts

Litigation has become part and parcel of a modern trustee’s responsibilities. Fairheads’s principals have specialised in recent years ini the recovery of stolen trust assets, the defence of trust against third party claims brought against beneficiaries, and the marshalling of global teams of lawyers representing trusts....

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Fairheads’s principals have had extensive experience in recent years in the establishment and maintenance of philanthropic trusts and private foundations, including the development of specific philanthropic policies, selecting deserving charities or causes for benefit, evaluating funding proposals, involvement with....

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Complex Trust Structures Business Assets

Globalisation has made the geographical spread of family wealth much more diverse than the historical norm.
This wealth is often spread across many assets classes, from real estate to investment portfolios, and privately owned companies....

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Our services

From our base in Cayman Islands Fairheads provides a full range of professional fiduciary services to ultra-high net worth individuals, families and global business from around the world.

Our business model is to focus on a few exclusive family and commercial clients, rather than spread out expertise to thinly. This means that clients will always be looked after by Fairheads’s principals directly, rather than being passed across to more junior staff.

Fairheads provides specialist trustee services for family reserved powers trusts, discretionary and life interest trust trusts and philanthropic trusts, whether these are in the form of reqular trusts or are created under the STAR Trust regime. Whilst our preference is to deal with our family clients directly, we realise this is not always possible and are equally happy dealing with family offices or professional advisers for each family.

Now well-established in the Cayman Islands as a corporate alternative to the trust, Fairheads has experience of providing director,administrative and company secretarial services to foundations. These can be for the benefit of families or philanthropic purposes. We can work with clients and lawyers to help put the correct structuring in place that achieves each founder's goals.

As experienced trust professionals, Fairheads’s sprincipals know what is required of a protector or an enforcer. Equally, as a protector or enforcer, we are fully aware of what a trustee's responsibilities and duties are. That places IMG in the ideal position to act as a protector or enforcer of trusts joining with both trustees and families to ensure that these relationships work for the long-term benefit of each trust and its beneficiaries.

Fairheads's principals have had extensive experience in taking over trusts from trustees where either the relationship between the trustee and the beneficiaries has broken down, or the trustee (for its own reasons) has decided to resign. This is often a more difficult process than taking on anew trust, requiring insight and delicacy in our dealings once on board. Whilst normally appointed by the means set out in the trust deed, we have also been involved with trusts where we have been appointed by court order.

Where we provide a trustee or director service to client structures, we also offer the provision of corporate services for entities that may be formed as part of those structures. This will include the provision of incorporation and registered office services.

We believe that, as a small trust company.we should focus on what we do well and outsource ancillary services such as accounting to third party specialists. This will usually be more cost-effective for our clients, but it will also provide them with there assurance that our management of each client structure is reviewed each year by independent accountants as part of the preparation of financial statements.

In this age of transparency, Fairheads has the capability to ensure that each client structure it administers complies with its Cayman and international tax reporting, as well as complying with its Cayman substance requirements.

Sometimes clients want to have a detailed investment report regularly covering all their trust's portfolios. As trustee we may also require this in appropriate cases. We have developed good working relations with a specific investment reporting company that can assist with the oversight of investment performance by preparing regular analysis,benchmarking performance, a review of actual hedging across all portfolios etc.

Fairheads's principals have had extensive experience in recent years in the establishment and maintenance of philanthropic trusts and private foundations including the development of specific philanthropic policies, selecting deserving charities or causes for benefit, evaluating funding proposals, involvement with university bursary schemes, mental wellness facilities and services, and climate research grants. Philanthropy now features prominently as a main priority of our clients and we are delighted to be able to help achieve their goals.

Fairheads is committed to socially responsible investment. We believe that the investment market now caters so well for ESG investments globally as to make ESG a sound, as well as ethical, investment strategy for the medium to long term. This commitment is a consistent one: we also look at it in the context of Philanthropy as well.

Aircraft and yachts have become very popular assets held in family trusts. Fairheads isfamiliar with the structures necessary to hold these assets, the administrative infrastructure needed to keep these assets functioning and available for both the enjoyment of families or for lease in select rental markets.

Just about any asset can be held in trust and Fairheads has expertise as custodian and administering many of them, from commercial or residential real estate around the world, to treasured collections (cars, art)and large-scale private businesses.