26 Feb 2023


27 FEBRUARY 2023

The Clermont Group (“Clermont”) and Rock Trustees Ltd (“Rock”) are pleased to announce Clermont’s acquisition, through the newly incorporated Clermont Trust (Guernsey) Ltd (“Clermont Guernsey”), of Rock’s Guernsey headquartered trust and corporate services business. The transaction, which has been structured to ensure the continuity of Rock’s highly skilled management and client services team, is subject to regulatory approval by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission and is anticipated to complete in Q2 2023.

Clermont is an independent, owner-managed business, providing bespoke multi-jurisdictional structures and fiduciary services to private clients, family offices and corporate clients from its offices in Switzerland, the UK, the British Virgin Islands, Mauritius, Cyprus and the United States. Rock is an owner-managed trust and corporate services business with a focus on high quality personal service, operating out of Guernsey and Sark.

The merger will provide Rock’s clients with access to a wider global range of structures and services and expand Clermont’s existing service and jurisdictional offering to include Guernsey, an internationally renowned financial centre with a long-established tradition of providing specialist wealth management services to sophisticated clients and their families.

Martin Chesler, Group CEO of Clermont, said:
“The most important element in any successful acquisition is cultural alignment, and we have been impressed with the Rock team’s client centric, relationship focused approach which so closely aligns with Clermont’s ethos and culture.

We are delighted to have the Rock team join our growing group which, notwithstanding our multiple jurisdictions, functions as a single organisation collaborating daily across our offices so that our collective clients benefit from the best of our diverse team’s skill and experience wherever they, or we, may be.

Guernsey has distinguished itself as a centre of fiduciary service excellence and we are confident that Clermont Guernsey will be an increasingly valuable addition to our clients and our group.”

Lauren Ker, Managing Director of Rock, said:
“At Rock Trustees, we pride ourselves on the personal service we provide to our clients and this is testament to the long-standing relationships we have with them. Clermont has a similar culture with its relationship-focussed approach. We are now looking forward to offering our clients cross-border services by being part of a group that has a presence in a variety of key financial jurisdictions.

We are excited to be joining the Clermont Group and working with our new colleagues. Their knowledge and expertise will be of great value to our clients and our team.”

For more information please visit: https://clermonttrust.com