What is a Private Trust Company ?

A Private Trust Company is a family-owned enterprise that provides trust services similar to those provided by an individual or an institutional trustee. Generally, a Private Trust Company is formed as a corporation or limited liability company; as such, it is legally qualified to act as trustee of a single trust or group of related trusts.

Wealthy families often want their trust assets managed in a way that offers them flexibility, control, protection, and privacy—a Private Trust Company allows for just such guided management. The Board of Directors of a Private Trust Company is made up of whomever the settler chooses; the settler, family members, and trusted advisers commonly fill these positions. As a result, those most familiar with the family business make trust distribution and investment decisions. Furthermore, a change of direction for the management of the trust can easily be achieved by changing the members of the Board.

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