Following a raft of promotions in January 2021, we have further strengthened our management team with an appointment and promotions of a VG veteran and rising star.


Joining VG from Intertrust, Christie Barette joins VG as a Manager within the wealth structuring team where she is responsible for providing technical support to the team to ensure the delivery of excellent client service and to uphold VG’s values to the highest standard. Christie has over 30 years' experience managing structures for ultra-high net worth individuals, their families and family offices with a diverse range of asset classes including investment portfolios, commercial and residential real estate, and luxury assets.

Also, within the wealth structuring team, Ben Schofield has been promoted to Manager. Ben joined VG in 2014 and has over 12 years’ experience working on a diverse portfolio including corporate, debt, family office and high-net-worth private client wealth structures. Ben, named in the 2018 Eprivateclient Channel Islands ‘Top 35 Under 35’ list, commented on his third promotion since joining VG: “I really enjoy working within a business that recognises and rewards performance and whose core values allow me to progress and are aligned to my ambitions.  I am excited to be given this opportunity and feel that I am in the right place to continue my development.” 

One of VG’s longest standing team members, Paul Bulstrode, has been appointed Manager (Real Estate and Islamic Finance - Funds). Paul joined VG in 1984 as a trainee bookkeeper / messenger and progressed into a variety of roles before becoming a founding member of VG’s funds team in the mid-1990s. Paul is now responsible for a portfolio of structures investing in global real estate and shariah-compliant based equities for long-standing clients; he is also responsible for management of the unregulated real estate team.

Congratulating the team members on their promotions Emma Stewart, Head of HR, commented: ‘We are always on the lookout for new talent; we’re delighted to welcome Christie and our recent new joiners to the business. As an employer it really is important to attract great talent, but of equal importance is to retain great talent so we adopt an agile approach to the progression of individuals – awarding and announcing promotions throughout the year as the occasion arises; both Ben and Paul are highly deserving of their new roles”.

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



6 January 2021

VG kicks-off 2021 with a sweep of promotions

We are delighted to have kicked-off the new year across our funds, private client, family office, corporate and compliance teams with 8 promotions, effective 1 January 2021, as we continue to strengthen our talent base.


"I would like to count my Trustee at VG, with whom we have developed a decade long relationship, as a friend. But, I have refrained from doing so as we require their objectivity as a trustee on our offshore trust and the lead of the team that we rely on for all of our offshore matters."

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