Sovereign’s core business is setting up and managing companies, trusts, pensions, insurance and other structures to meet the specific personal or business needs of our clients. Typically these needs would include foreign market entry, tax planning, wealth protection, property ownership and facilitating cross border business.
The first Sovereign office opened in Gibraltar in 1987. Sovereign has since grown into what is now one of the largest independent financial services providers in the world. We currently manage over 20,000 structures for a wide variety of clients – companies, entrepreneurs, private investors or high net worth individuals (HNWIs) and their families – and have assets under administration in excess of US$10 billion.
Sovereign now has offices or agents in all the major international finance centres. This global reach enables us to provide local expertise on an international scale and allows our clients access to a global service from a local point of delivery. It also means that, in most cases, business can be conducted in the client’s first language.
We have further developed a wide range of supporting services such as wealth management, specialist tax advice, yacht and aircraft registration, credit cards, fund formation, pension services, residence and citizenship applications, as well as trade mark and intellectual property registration and protection.
At a time when transparency and regulation have risen to the top of government agendas, Sovereign is committed to ensuring that its compliance and legal obligations – and those of its clients – are met. In all jurisdictions that require us to be licensed we have applied for, and been granted, the appropriate authorisation. To obtain these licences, Sovereign has had to demonstrate its financial stability and probity as well as professional competence and integrity and the robustness of its systems.