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Michael Betley

Global Head of Private Clients

Michael is a Managing Director of the Guernsey business.  Prior to Ocorian’s acquisition of Trust Corporation International, Michael was CEO of that firm which he established in 2003.  Previous to that Michael worked in London and Guernsey as a private client partner of Wedlake Bell, a London law firm.

He has acted as an executive and non-executive director of regulated businesses and is a Chartered Director (awarded by the Institute of Directors).  He assists wealthy families and financial institutions in developing wealth management and estate planning strategies.  Whilst in private practice, Michael was noted as having a leading local presence in the Legal 500. 

Michael is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales, Institute of Directors, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (past chairman of the Guernsey Branch and Founder’s Award recipient), Guernsey International Legal Association, the International Bar Association and sits on the committee of the Guernsey Association of Trustees (past chairman).  Until recently Michael sat on the board of Guernsey Finance LBG.  These appointments have given Michael a deep involvement in representing industry views and helping shape regulatory, tax and legislative policy.  Michael remains responsible for managing aspects of the business and retains some client relationships which include sitting on the boards of client firms, private trust companies, investments funds and representing family interests as a Protector.

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Guernsey International Legal Association
Institute of Directors
International Bar Association
Law Society of England and Wales
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

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