HIGHVERN further extends its family office reach with senior industry hire

Following the launch of its Family Office team last year, Highvern Trustees announced on 06 August 2018 that it is expanding its proposition with the appointment of senior Client Director, Lucia Perchard. Lucia’s appointment is key to Highvern’s strategic growth in this sector and allows it to continue to meet the increasing demand for high-quality family office services.

Beginning her career at one of the leading offshore law firms some twenty years ago, followed by successful spells at two international bank-owned trust companies, Lucia has worked closely with many families and travelled extensively in the Middle East, building a strong reputation based on expertise, a solution-oriented approach and a passion for quality, all of which closely align with Highvern’s own values and style.

Naomi Rive, Group Director and Head of Family Office at Highvern, commented : “Highvern has 50 years’ heritage, working with some of the world’s most discerning, wealthy families and, since becoming independent in 2016, we have seen real growth in the family office sector where our services are now pivotal to a number of large families with complex wealth planning needs.  Lucia has a real affinity for these clients and we look forward very much to the energy and ideas that she will bring to extend Highvern’s reach in this important sector.  In the last 18 months alone we have further established ourselves in the private client industry and also successfully launched a complementary, private capital funds business.  This perfectly illustrates that offering actual substance, underpinned by commitments to service excellence and relationship focus, are what clients and their advisors really want.  Lucia’s appointment is the natural next step in our ambition to be a market-leading private client business.”