Our Core Services

What it is we do

Trust and foundation formation & administration

FCM Trust has a wealth of experience in establishing and managing private trusts, liaising with the settlor, beneficiaries and professional advisors to ensure that the trust is formed to meet our client’s specific requirements. We can offer our clients advice and guidance on forming their trust and specifically design a trust deed that expresses their wishes.

A foundation shares the characteristics of a trust in that it does not have shareholders but instead has a founder and beneficiaries. It also has its own legal personality and the ability to enter into contracts in its own right. A foundation is run, in accordance with its regulations, by a council as opposed to directors or trustees.

We work with our clients and their advisers to establish the foundation and to draft the appropriate rules. We can provide council members that will all be selected from our professionally qualified senior management team. We also act as registered agent and will provide administration and accountancy services that are tailored to meet our clients’ specific requirements.

Services include:

  • Assisting with initial enquires
  • Liaison with the client and their advisers or if requested introduction of professional advisers from the FCM panel
  • Attending to the formation of the Trust/Foundation in accordance with professional legal, structuring and tax advice
  • On-going liaison with professional advisers as required
  • Ensuring fiscal, statutory and legal affairs are up to date and complied with, in jurisdictions as required
  • Day to day book keeping and accounts
  • Administration of the day to day activities
  • Annual compliance reviews


Company formation & administration

Property Services

We have extensive experience in assisting with the set-up of new structures, as well as transferring in existing structures from other service providers.

We will ensure a seamless transition from the set-up phase and incorporation through to going live with its operations.We will work with your chosen legal advisors and other parties to provide a tailored on-board- ing plan, which will be drafted to meet your specific needs.

We are able to manage companies from Jersey that have been incorporated in a variety of jurisdictions including the British Virgin Islands, UK, Guernsey and Panama.

We tailor our services to your requirements and understand the importance of implementing the company structure and control framework.

 

Services include:

  • Assisting with initial enquires
  • Liaison with the client and their advisers or if requested introduction of professional advisers from the FCM panel
  • Attending to the formation and administration in main jurisdictions such as UK, Malta, Cypress and BVI
  • On-going liaison with professional advisers as required
  • Ensuring Fiscal, statutory and legal affairs are up to date and complied with, in jurisdictions as required
  • Day to day bookkeeping and accounts
  • Administration of the day to day activities
  • Annual compliance reviews


Family Offices

Family OfficeThe FCM Group recognises that families who have more diverse and larger asset pools may require the services of a Family Office. The formation of a Family Office under the umbrella of the FCM Group removes the considerable time and worry involved in dealing with the family’s affairs and frees up time for clients to concentrate on their wider activities. It also allows the client “grow in to” such a service.

We provide a multi-family office model thus avoiding the expense, time and burden of setting up, staffing and running a “physical” office.

Services include:

  • Co-ordination of financial and succession planning
  • Asset protection
  • Investment administration
  • Selecting structures and jurisdictions to maximise operational and fiscal benefits
  • Regular bespoke financial reporting
  • Designated point of contact
  • Close and regular liaison with the family and their advisers
  • Ensuring legal, statutory and compliance affairs are adhered to and in each jurisdiction as necessary


Charitable Trusts


The FCM Group has a number of clients where philanthropic endeavours are a priority. We administer charitable foundations for both organisations and individuals. Philanthropy has been a subject of increasing media attention over the last few years and FCM Group is well equipped to service clients who are interested in charitable giving. We work closely with clients and their advisors to create structures which can support the donors in achieving their philanthropic goals.

Services include:

  • Structuring affairs of grant making charities
  • Formation of charitable Trusts and Foundations
  • Registration of charitable vehicles in Jersey, the UK and other relevant jurisdictions
  • Administration of applications for charitable grants using our online web system
  • Collating and presenting, where appropriate, the charitable requests for consideration
  • Organising charitable donations in such a manner as suits the clients needs whilst carrying out full due diligence in applicants


Nominee accounts & administration

For smaller accounts or where a company or Trust is not required, FCM can provides nominee custody accounts

Services include:

  • Liaison with client and advisers
  • Setting up custodian facilities
  • Opening banking and investment portfolios
  • Annual reviews and statutory administration
  • Bookkeeping and accounting as required


Compliance

We ensure compliance with relevant laws and regulations and provide support and training on new legislation when required.

We have designed and implemented robust control and monitoring frameworks to help us identify and manage risk, ensuring our business is conducted in a prudent, professional and compliant manner. Our team is made up of a number of qualified and experienced compliance and risk professionals, who can act as money laundering reporting officers (MLROs) and compliance officers (COs).