Zach's qualifications include: 

  • Certificate in Offshore Finance and Administration (COFA)

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3 May 2022

VG unveils brand evolution

We are delighted to unveil the evolution of our brand identity which signals an important milestone for us.

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22 March 2022

VG strengthens corporate team with three new hires

Building on a host of appointments to date in 2022, we have further strengthened our corporate and capital markets team with the appointments of Gabriela Jakubczyk as Associate Director and Matthew Hibbs as Manager.

Insight

21 March 2022

Will looming CGT hikes diminish use of Jersey’s real estate structures?

The tax landscape for non-resident property investors has changed dramatically in recent years, particularly in respect of non-resident capital gains tax (NRCGT) and the reduction of tax benefits derived from having non-resident status. It has been suggested...

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15 March 2022

VG named exclusive sponsor of Jersey Hospice's flagship event

We’re extremely proud to be the exclusive sponsor of the Jersey Dragon Boat Festival and looking forward to supporting the Jersey Hospice team in delivering a fantastic event!

Insight

15 February 2022

Your company is only as great as the team you employ and develop

Research reveals that 55% of UK employers offer career development tools, however less than half of employees make use of them (Business Leader, 2022). Surprisingly, 81% of UK employees have no written career plan in place with their employer. As an employer...

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3 January 2022

Make wellbeing at work your new year’s resolution

According to a survey, jobseeker numbers are especially high in the UK, with 46% of workers looking for new jobs with more flexibility, better benefits, and more supportive company cultures. If the last 18 months has made you re-evaluate what you want...

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23 November 2021

VG positions for further growth with new Director of Operations

We have appointed Kevin Cooper as Director of Operations as we pave the way for the next stage of our development.

News

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...

Insight

12 April 2021

SARS Tax Unit: Cause for a great emigration?

The South African Revenue Service has bolstered its tax collection capabilities and created a dedicated SARS unit responsible for improving the tax compliance of wealthy individuals and organisations employing complex, and often offshore, financial arrangements....

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24 February 2021

VG named Independent Trust Company of the Year

We are delighted to announce that VG has been recognised at the 2021 Citywealth IFC Awards where we won Gold in the Independent Trust Company of the Year category.

News

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.

News

18 December 2020

VG celebrates a year of growth

We close off the year by celebrating the appointment of a raft of new employees throughout 2020 as part of our focus on growth and a commitment to attracting the best local talent.

Insight

26 November 2020

The best of both worlds: investments that are both Shariah-compliant and sustainable

Shariah-compliant finance was taking an ethical view of investing long before the rise of sustainable investment strategies in western financial markets. Now, as both Shariah-compliant and sustainable investments expand, investors and issuers are finding increasing...

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26 October 2020

Steve Langan appointed to lead VG’s corporate and capital markets business

Steve has a proven track record of delivering exceptional outcomes across global markets and a deep understanding of capital markets; he will lead a team in Jersey administering a diverse portfolio of employee benefits, corporate and private wealth structures,...

Insight

21 October 2020

Trust us, take tax advice.

There are occasions when clients and their representatives tell us that a structure is not tax driven and sometimes we are told that there are ‘no tax issues’. So, why else should clients and their advisers consider taking tax advice?

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29 July 2020

VG named on 2020 eprivateclient Top Trust companies

VG has once again been recognised in the annual eprivateclient Top Trust Companies rankings, one of the industry’s most prestigious directories of private-client solutions providers across the globe.

Insight

8 June 2020

Fundraising in a crisis: why it’s time to consider a Jersey cash box.

COVID-19 has, in many cases, placed significant stresses on companies’ cash flows, even public limited companies (PLCs), and they may need an alternative, fast, flexible and cost-effective way of raising capital to safeguard the future of their businesses...

News

21 April 2020

Head of Compliance and Risk promoted to Director at VG

We are delighted to announce that Ian Murphy, previously Head of Compliance and Risk at VG,  has been promoted to the position of Director of VG and its underlying companies. 

Insight

1 April 2020

Jersey post-Brexit: Uniquely positioned for a supporting role

Whilst Brexit undoubtedly has implications for many aspects of Jersey’s relationship with the EU, its effect differs from that in the UK. Iain Mason explores why Jersey is well placed to play a key role between the UK and international markets.

News

25 February 2020

Iain Mason promoted to Managing Director of VG

Iain not only brings unrivalled technical knowledge, he has a solid, holistic in-depth knowledge and understanding of our business. 

Insight

1 July 2019

Economic substance - prove it!

There is no doubt that ‘substance’ is flavour of the month in the offshore jurisdictions. But what is it and how will it impact your offshore company?

Insight

3 May 2019

Waiting for the lightning bolt!

If you wait for the ‘giant leap for mankind’  you are very unlikely to recognise the ‘small step for man’ with which the journey of transformation begins.... Mark Hucker, Executive - Strategy and Projects

News

12 October 2018

VG introduces Mental Health First Aid team and raises funds for Mind Jersey

VG has created a dedicated Mental Health First Aid team as part of its investment into employee wellbeing.      

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1 October 2018

VG awarded Islamic finance hat trick

VG was recognised at the Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) on 29th September 2018, when the company was named Best Islamic Trust Formation Services Provider for the third year running.    

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1 October 2018

VG strengthens funds team

VG has made several personnel hires and promotions to support the development of its funds offering into new regions and asset classes. 

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12 June 2018

VG’s Ben Schofield named in ‘Top 35 Under 35’

VG is thrilled to announce that Senior Trust Officer Ben Schofield has been named in the inaugural ‘Channel Islands Top 35 Under 35’ list published by eprivateclient.

News

17 April 2018

Faith value

An insight into the latest developments in Shariah-compliant alternative investments from Trevor Norman and Dominic Coyne of VG’s Islamic finance team in this month’s STEP Journal, Volume 19, Issue 7. www.step.org/journal/step-journal-april-2018-full-issue/faith-value.

Insight

19 March 2018

Jersey remains the ideal location for real estate investment structures

Jersey remains robust in the face of pressure and the industry continues to thrive, particularly for investment holding structures where real estate is a major asset class.

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19 March 2018

A rock and a hard place…

Once upon a time, a business could try to solve its legacy system problems by studying gaps and opportunities, looking at a range of alternative products, issuing a Request for Proposal, evaluating the responses, making a decision and negotiating a contract…...

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11 August 2017

UK real estate structures – time for a health check?

Now is the time to consider submitting commercial property structures to a health check.

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11 August 2017

Innovation and Change in Islamic Finance

When I first visited Dubai on business in early 1996, the only completed tower block on Sheikh Zayed Road was the World Trade Centre Tower and the road itself was little more than a dual carriageway!

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11 August 2017

Volaw Group rebrands and launches new logo

VG brand reflects heritage and journey forward.

News

11 August 2017

VG Wins Recognition Again

VG retains GIFA Best Islamic Trust Formation Services Award.

Insight

11 August 2017

International Savings Plans

Launched in Jersey on 1 January 2019, the international savings plan (ISP) is a new way for employers to establish a savings plan product in a highly reputable and very well-regulated jurisdiction.

Testimonials

“VG have been our Trustee for many years and have been a diligent and trusted partner as we have implemented and evolved our employee share incentive schemes. The team are helpful, approachable, and knowledgeable and have worked closely with us and our advisors, ensuring scheme administration and updates take place smoothly and efficiently.”

Testimonials

“The team at VG’s long service and experience in the employee incentives market means they can deal with any technical queries we have. They are always on hand to assist with our requirements in a timely manner.”

Testimonials

“It makes such a difference to us on the legal side of things to have a professional service provider team that is so responsive and on top of the detail. Your team genuinely stood out on that front so thanks again for all your efforts!”

Testimonials

"VG has been our valued and trusted Jersey business partner for many years. It stands for timely, flexible, and flawless service in all matters surrounding administration, regulation, and compliance."

Testimonials

“We have partnered with VG for over 10 years now and they still provide us with an excellent pro-active service. We feel confident that when we ask them technical questions in relation to the trust that they can come up with pragmatic, practical solutions and they recently worked seamlessly with us and our advisors to implement updates in respect of the trust."