Founded in 1996, Anchor is a New Zealand-based, global-thinking provider of specialist trustee services. Anchor was pivotal to the introduction into New Zealand of STEP, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the leading worldwide professional body in this field.
WinTrust was established in 2000 and has a dual presence in Europe and Asia.
The European hub is based in Zurich, where WinTrust operates under the business conduct rules of PolyReg, the internationally recognised Swiss Self-Regulatory Organisation. The Asian footprint in Singapore and Hong Kong includes notably the Singapore-based trustee services provider operating under the licence granted by the Monetary Authority of Singapore pursuant to the Trust Companies Act.
Seizing on the opportunity to create a truly global reach and to reinforce their existing cooperation, the two independent and privately-owned operators harmonised their ownership structure on 31st December 2015. They will retain their very own and distinctive brand names, but will be henceforth known as the Anchor WinTrust Group.
The declared project of the private/non-institutional shareholders is to continue growing this European-Asian-Pacific platform.
Executive Management is vested with an experienced team of fully qualified professionals and STEP members.