Offshore Advisers

‘We have an ongoing dialogue with the families and businesses that we look after,’ says Guernseybased John Bell. ‘Our service is best described as “high touch” — we are able to advise and guide our clients on a timely basis.’ The head of the team of portfolio directors and management was at Schroders before that firm’s purchase of Cazenove: ‘2017 marks the 25 year anniversary of the first Schroders office in Guernsey,’ he says. Bell now directs core discretionary investment for HNWs. But while Bell obviously loves his work (and the Guernsey lifestyle), it’s not been an easy 12 months: ‘The pace of overall economic growth remains subdued… it’s little surprise that investors are feeling the effects of a lower return world.’

John Bell