Maitland has acquired 100 per cent of Talaria Wealth, a successful Johannesburg-based fiduciary business, and subsequently formed Maitland Family Office in South Africa. The new multi-family office will service high net worth families, individuals and entrepreneurs in South Africa and will be one of the largest full-service independent multi-family offices in South Africa.
In the formation of Maitland Family Office, Maitland integrated its existing advisory, fiduciary and investment teams in South Africa with Talaria, a successful fiduciary business owned by tax, accounting and fiduciary specialist Cheryl Howard. The result is a larger, multi-skilled team covering all aspects of family office planning.
Maitland Family Office will be led by an executive committee comprising Cheryl Howard, Herman Troskie, Rupert Worsdale, Paula Bagraim, Hanna Marais and James Newell. Howard will lead the fiduciary team, Worsdale the legal team, and Newell the investment team. Maitland was founded in Luxembourg 42 years ago and counts some of the world’s wealthiest families among its clients.
Family offices offer a total outsourced solution to managing the financial, tax, legal and investment affairs of an affluent individual or family. Maitland Family Office is a multi-family office as it looks after more than one family.
Herman Troskie, MD of Private Clients at Maitland, said that the wealthy are rapidly becoming “global citizens” and require a truly international service, delivered seamlessly across borders.
Mr Troskie said: “The geopolitical environment in South Africa, coupled with the macro-economy is forcing many families to get serious about the way they manage their wealth and preserve a legacy for future generations. International services are needed and Maitland is one of the few that can offer a seamless multi-disciplinary service through a worldwide network. Maitland Family Office has an operational presence in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. The Maitland group has 17 offices worldwide with private clients serviced predominantly from Guernsey, Isle of Man, London, Luxembourg, Malta, Mauritius and Monaco.
We are also noting an increased need for philanthropy services with more and more South Africans wanting to give back to society,” said Mr. Troskie.
Cheryl Howard, MD of Maitland Fiduciary Services, South Africa said: “I am tremendously excited about Maitland Family Office, and look forward to leading our comprehensive fiduciary offering in South Africa. Our existing clients will benefit from Maitland’s experience of more than 40 years in looking after internationally mobile families. We have world-class legal and tax experts in the team, and additional differentiators such as consolidated financial reporting afforded by Maitland’s technology platform.”