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Assets and Confidentiality
A Jersey trust is a private relationship between a settlor (or settlors), trustees and beneficiaries.
Uses of Jersey Trusts: To hold a variety of assets for reasons of confidentiality in a tax-efficient environment.
A Jersey trust is a private relationship between a settlor (or settlors); trustees and beneficiaries. As such, trusts are appropriate vehicles to hold a variety of assets within a confidential legal arrangement.
In practice, because trusts are not legal entities themselves, and also to protect professional trustees from unnecessary commercial and legal risks, it is commonplace for trustees to hold valuable assets through intermediate offshore companies or SPVs.