The 2015 Wealth & Finance Alternative Investment Awards give credit where it is due to the businesses, departments, and individuals that are setting the pace for others to follow in what is one of the business world’s most diverse and fascinating industries.
“Winning this award is fantastic news. We owe our success to our people who are at the forefront of the business on a daily basis, finding the best solution for our clients. Moreover, our clients gain comfort and confidence with a company that has demonstrated the ability to be recognised for its professional standards”.
Linda Nicol, Managing Director
STM Fiduciaire Limited is a Jersey based trust company providing trust and company services. It is part of the STM Group PLC which is a diverse financial services group with offices across five European jurisdictions. We spoke to them about their company and how they place the client at the centre of their organisation.
We maintain a geographically diverse client base providing administrative services to both private and corporate clients.
The senior management has had a broad range of experience across various alternative investment classes to assist our clients in their investment objectives
From a trustee perspective, we have to make sure that we understand the investments we are making and the risks associated with that approach. This requires good working relationships with the investment advisors supporting the investment process. Through continual review and close working relationships with investment advisors, we keep up-to-date on current trends.
Also from the trustee’s perspective, we have to continually maintain our knowledge in respect of the additional ongoing reporting complexity with alternative investments as by their very nature have limited markets and prices when compared with conventional investments which do have readily available markets and pricing information. Even with the higher levels of complexity we are seeing that our clients are taking a keener interest in alternative investments as the more conventional markets are not delivering the returns that they are seeking.
Our aim is to build a long-term relationship with our clients. The key in this approach is having the right staff to do the work. We have managed to retain a strong team of professionals to ensure a consistently good service to our clients.
We place the client at the centre of our organisation. Quite simply we never forget that it is our client’s wealth that we are looking after and this means that every decision we make with regard to their assets is focused on the client, their family, future generations, and their businesses. importantly, we work closely with our client’s advisors to ensure that there are transparency and a clear understanding of what is happening and what the benefits will be.
We pride ourselves on maintaining three key characteristics that enable us to deliver exactly what our clients need:
Winning this award is fantastic news. We owe our success to our people who are at the forefront of the business on a daily basis, finding the best solutions for our clients.
Awards recognise professionalism ability and integrity amongst its peer group. Moreover, our clients gain comfort and confidence with a company that has demonstrated the ability to be recognised for its professional standards. At STM, we are a highly professional team offering excellence in our service levels and believe that these levels should be both recognised and celebrated.
These awards are all about recognising and paying tribute to the best of the best and only the most groundbreaking, forward thinking and client-friendly businesses will make the cut. We’re not concerned with a firm’s size or reputation, but rather with the companies that have done truly amazing things to change the financial landscape and the way we look at investing in
everything from art and fine wine, to property and precious metals. It is for this reason that you’ll find the biggest and most influential names on the business landscape standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the most innovative small businesses operating anywhere in the world today.
To hear from the leading lights of the industry, and to find out exactly who’s won what in each region, head over to our special 2015 award winners’ supplement, or browse our at-a-glance winners list below.