Summit Trust, which has offices in Geneva, the Cayman Islands, London and Mauritius was singled out for being “home to five outstanding nominees” in the individual advisor category.
Cayman Islands managing director, Marcus Parker, was one of those five, and applauded for his “responsive and client-friendly approach”. Summit colleagues in Geneva and London were also recognized – namely Stella Mitchell-Voisin, Robin Lee-Smith, Claire Usher-Wilson and group chief executive Daniel Martineau who was also singled out as one of only five practitioners globally to be recommended by the guide as ‘Most highly regarded individuals’. Martineau is described as Switzerland’s premier practitioner in the research this year, with clients commending his “unmatched insight into, and comprehension of, Swiss trust structures.”
Summit Trust’s Cayman Islands office was recognized as one of only five top trust advisory firms in the Cayman Islands in the 2016 guide. Mr. Parker himself was also recognized as one of only seven top individual experts in the Cayman Islands.
Mr. Parker is a lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in the international private client industry, both in the UK and the Cayman Islands. He is an experienced trustee and trusted adviser and has substantial experience of cross-border wealth structuring for global wealthy families. He has previously been recognized as one of the global elite of international private client advisers by organizations including Chambers and Partners, Citywealth, Legal 500 and Legal Week.
Summit has had a good year, as it has already been recognized this year as one of the top Cayman trust companies in the prestigious Chambers and Partners High Net Worth guide, where it was noted for its expertise in re-organizing “troubled trusts.”
Mr. Parker commented: “We couldn’t be happier that Summit has been recognized by another leading independent research organisation. Our leading position is testament to our commitment to provide a top-tier trustee service to wealthy international families.”
He went on to say: “Our approach is very different to most of the other fiduciary service providers. We are focused on providing a truly independent, bespoke, lawyer-led trustee service and that is where we excel. Summit’s outstanding reputation in Geneva and London has assisted us greatly as we continue to expand our Cayman presence and as we continue to work closely with their excellent teams.”
Summit Trust was founded in 1999 in Geneva, Switzerland under the name Close Trustees (Switzerland) SA.
It now employs over 50 staff in Geneva, Cayman, London and Mauritius offices.