Private Client

SANNE’s Private Client business provides administration and fiduciary services to institutionally minded ultra-high net worth families around the world, often working in close collaboration with their family offices, with specialisms in cross-border multi-generational families, bespoke fiduciary structures & reporting, as well as the holding of alternative asset classes including real estate, private equity, debt & priceless art.

Over 40

Over 40

Dedicated experts



Servicing family offices

Trusted & knowledgeable

Trusted & knowledgeable

Partnering clients since 1988

SANNE’s Private Client business provides administration, accounting and fiduciary services primarily to ultra-high net worth individuals and families, often working closely with their advisors and family offices.

Our entirely bespoke services enable clients to preserve and enhance family wealth and establish a legacy for future generations within a well-regulated environment. We provide a hands-on director-led service.

Our expertise includes the operation of bespoke governance structures and transaction management capabilities across multi-asset investment portfolios, including private company shares, operating companies and specialist investments. We have particular specialisms in real estate, quoted investments and treasury services. We establish a full range of investment vehicles for private clients including trusts, private trust companies, foundations, companies, limited partnerships and unit trusts.

Our Private Client business is made up of 40 professionals who work in close partnership with a select number of key clients. We manage more than 500 trusts, companies and other structures.

Private Client services

  • Trusts

    Our in-depth knowledge and practical experience means we are highly adept at delivering the best solutions. We establish trusts in a number of key global jurisdictions for a wide range of clients. 

  • Companies

    Through our network of offices, and via our expert partner firms, we establish corporate vehicles in all of the major international financial centres.

  • Foundations

    A foundation can be an effective planning tool for private wealth, asset protection, charitable reasons and, in some jurisdictions, may be used for commercial purposes.

    A foundation shares the characteristics of a trust, in that it does not have shareholders but instead has a founder and beneficiaries. It also has its own legal personality and the ability to enter into contracts in its own right. A foundation is run in accordance with its regulations, by a council as opposed to directors or trustees.

  • Limited Partnerships

    Partnerships are often used as co-investment vehicles to facilitate the acquisition of real estate, private equity or venture capital opportunities for small numbers of investors.

  • Philanthropy services

    Our dedicated Private Client business experts provides guidance to support donors as well as assistance with some of the practical steps necessary to turn their aspirations into reality.  Our philanthropy service covers the following areas:


    We can help articulate what is important to donors and explore how best to achieve their goals. This might be a specific area of need, or it might be the involvement of family members or the creation of a personal legacy


    We can aid in the selection of charities best positioned to receive funds or work with donors, based on research or meetings with other donors and experts. Having better command of an issue might well lead to more rewarding giving.

    Assessment and Monitoring

    We can assess the level of support required and monitor whether donations are being used as was intended. Regular review and progress reporting can help to maintain momentum.


    We can administer day to day charitable or philanthropic activities, whether in dealing with unsolicited requests for support or with the governance of trusts or foundations. This is particularly useful for donors who, because of other commitments, find it hard to spare sufficient time on an ongoing basis.

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  • About us

    SANNE is a leading global provider of alternative fund and corporate administration services.

  • Our services

    SANNE provides clients across the globe with a wide range of complementary business services, focused on two core areas: alternative asset services and corporate and private client services.

  • Our approach

    We understand that each client relationship has a unique set of requirements and expectations; that is why our client service teams are handpicked and tailored to fit the specific and evolving needs of each client.

  • Thought leadership

    At SANNE, we collaborate and share our knowledge and best practice with those we value. These are the things that make the difference.

  • Our people

    We work with talented people. It’s their deep expertise, knowledge and collaborative nature that differentiates us. We see things differently.

  • Global locations

    Our global network is spread across three global regions: The Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific & Mauritius.