IQ-EQ names Guernsey Head of Private Wealth

Posted: 09/07/2019

AlasdairMcLaren_IQ-EQ_jul19Investor services group IQ-EQ has appointed Alasdair McLaren to the role of Head of Private Wealth, Guernsey. 

Formerly SGG Group, IQ-EQ gained a presence in Guernsey in 2018 following its acquisitions of First Names Group and Augentius. 

Alasdair had served as a Director within First Names Group from 2014 until its rebranding as IQ-EQ in March this year, leading a team of private wealth practitioners specialising in asset protection and estate structuring for ultra-high-net-worth international families. 

With 30 years’ experience in the fiduciary industry, Alasdair has also held director-level positions with Kleinwort Benson, Saffery Champness and Scottish law firm Turcan Connell. 

He is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and a qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). 

He is also a former Chair of STEP’s Guernsey branch, a former STEP Council member for the region and a longstanding committee member of the Guernsey Association of Trustees.

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