Until 1982, VG existed as the unincorporated trust and corporate operating arm of local law firm Michael Voisin & Co. To meet growing demand for trust, corporate and fund administration solutions, VG was established, initially as Volaw until it rebranded to VG in 2017, as a specialist Jersey-based, independent trust company.

Commenting on how the secret to VG’s 40 years’ growth and success Iain Mason, Managing Director, said “Our core values have driven our success and remain as true today as they did 40 years ago. Our independence allows us to value our clients, partners, and team as people rather than assets and consider matters on a case-by-case basis with our own entrepreneurial approach and make decisions quickly. We look at the value of the long-term relationship with our clients above immediate financial reward which allows us to grow alongside them. Our ability to meet and exceed client expectations by attracting the diverse expertise of our Jersey-based fiduciary professionals and, in turn, their ability to innovate, has made VG successful. In the early years, we were known for exploring the possibilities of Jersey corporate law and working on innovative transactions and structures that are still in use today; this put both Jersey’s finance industry and VG on the map.

Director - Compliance and Risk, Ian Murphy, echoed “VG has seen a lot of change since 1982; we have reacted to the changing environment, efficiently restructuring as tax and legal regulations advance, whilst continuing to seamlessly preserve and enhance the wealth of our clients. This is further enhanced by our time and battle-tested risk management and corporate governance protocols.

VG now administers over 1100 structures which hold assets under administration exceeding £15bn on behalf of its clients, who are resident in over 80 countries globally. On average VG’s clients have partnered with us for over 10 years and, furthermore, 25% of our clients have had a relationship with us for more than 15 years. The business has grown from a team of 12 to over 110 trust and fiduciary professionals. Emma Stewart, Head of HR added “With over 75% of our client-facing team holding a relevant professional qualification and the remainder actively encouraged and supported to undertake professional qualifications, we ensure that our clients receive the highest level of technical expertise, competency, and robust structuring.”

For more information about VG's journey, click here to read "Reflecting on 40 years as a Jersey-based, independent trust company".

Our solutions

Private Wealth

We translate and meet the needs of ultra-high-net-worth individuals and their families globally. We enact bespoke solutions for family business succession strategies, estate planning, intergenerational wealth transfer and tax efficiency optimisation.

Our Private Wealth solutions include:

  • Wealth structuring
  • Fiduciary services
  • Protector and enforcer services
  • Luxury assets
  • Family governance
  • Real estate investment services
  • Family investment companies
  • Registered office
  • Family succession
  • Philanthropy and charity


Our solutions


We offer a distinctly tailored and comprehensive services across all stages of the fund lifecycle, from inception through to liquidation, as well as providing full governance and administration services to regulated Fund Services Businesses. We administer stand alone funds, fund of funds and Shariah-compliant structures.

Our Funds solutions include:

  • Fund establishment
  • Central Administration
  • Investor services
  • Financial reporting
  • Tax compliance and reporting
  • Regulatory compliance support
  • Custodial services

Our solutions


Our team partners with businesses of all sizes and across all stages of the corporate lifecycle, from entrepreneurs just starting out to blue chip and other major international corporations, across a variety of sectors and jurisdictions. We work seamlessly with you and your team of professional advisers to provide a diverse range of solutions.

Our Corporate solutions include:

  • Real estate
  • Debt capital markets
  • Employee incentives and share plan administration
  • Islamic Finance
  • Tailor-made solutions
  • TISE listing member services
  • Corporate administration
    • Entity establishment
    • Company secretarial
    • Accounting and reporting
    • Enforcer and protector


7 May 2021

Doubled business growth, a duo of promotions and a raft of new joiners at VG

We are delighted to share that FY20/21 saw a 225% increase in new business versus prior year, despite the uncertainty of the last 12 months, and we kicked-off the new financial year (May 1 2021) with two promotions and a raft of new joiners to support our...