Zetland Trusts and Trustee Services

We are an independent trustee and do not operate under any bank or organisation. Our team is comprised of highly qualified individuals that includes lawyers and accountants, who take pride in providing excellent service to clients

Trusts and Trustee Services

Zetland is licensed to provide trust services in Hong Kong and Belize. Zetland has the necessary expertise to administer highly complex vehicles, draft intricate trust deeds, and maintain trust accounts. Trusts are an effective tool for asset protection, prevention of forced heirship, wealth planning, philanthropy and future family support.

Basic Features Of Trusts

A trust is a relationship whereby a legal person (the trustee) holds property donated by a settlor (grantor in USA) for the benefit of third parties (the beneficiaries). Trust relationships arise frequently...

Hong Kong Trusts

Hong Kong has a modern and competitive trust law on par with the standards of other major trust jurisdictions such as UK, Singapore and offshore financial centres in Europe and the Caribbean...

The Benefits Of Offshore Trusts

The use of an offshore trust can produce many substantial benefits. As always, proper professional advice needs to be taken in one’s country of citizenship, residence and domicile before implementation...

Control & Protection Issues

The essence of a trust lies in the transfer of legal ownership of property from a settlor to the trustees. How can the settlor ensure that the property will be properly safeguarded and that his wishes will be observed...

Investment Issues

The discretionary investment of trust assets is probably the single greatest area of difficulty for trustees. As noted, trustees have a duty to preserve trust assets for the beneficiaries and will therefore...

Professional Advisers

The advice of an experienced professional in the country of residence/citizenship of the settlor should always be sought before settling a trust. The professional adviser should carefully consider...

Zetland’s Approach To Trust Administration

Zetland’s approach to trust administration may be summed up in just two words; devotion and objectivity...

Cost And Fees

Zetland charges trust fees on the following basis and does not generally charge fees as a percentage of assets under management or levy distribution fees...

Glossary Of Trust Terminology

Asset Protection Trust An offshore trust whose main object is the protection of a settlor’s property from future attack by creditors...