Affinity Private Wealth has been recognised with two awards at the ICSA Jersey annual dinner. ICSA is the chartered membership and qualifying body for people working in governance, risk and compliance. The broad skillset of members includes law, administration and ensuring companies and trusts are run to the highest standards. Members span the public, private and third sectors, and every level of seniority in all types of organization.
The annual ICSA Jersey dinner combines a ceremony for recent graduates and provides awards in eight categories for member firms. Affinity Trust were acknowledged as the Jersey administration team of the year. Justin Thomas, managing director of Affinity Trust said "Against strong competition, the judges determined the Affinity team added-value to our clients in the role of governance of their structures. Many of our clients undertake seemingly everyday transactions such as investing in property or buying or selling businesses but their lives and structures occur in a complex legal and regulatory environment."
"Given client circumstances, Affinity are required to propose initiatives to suit the client situation and the judges considered these have contributed to best practice in the pursuit of good governance and administration."
In addition to this Sophia Leeuwenburg, a Trust Officer at Affinity Trust attained the award as the ‘one to watch’. This award recognises both recent academic achievement, including the ICSA diploma in Offshore Finance and Administration as well as the positive impact, both now and in the future, she is having with Affinity.
Justin Thomas, managing Director of Affinity Trust said "We are delighted to have this external recognition for Sophia and for Affinity. The team we have carefully assembled, now numbering 14 all of whom can become shareholders, have combined strongly since our launch in 2011. Sophia joined us in 2012 and it is no surprise to us that the Judges recognised her diligence, dedication and impressive grasp of client requirements at this stage in her career."