Danielle Cottignies and Laura Parkes

Crestbridge Family Office professionals recognised in industry Future Leaders list

14 June 2023
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Crestbridge’s Family Office Services team has secured a double success in a new list identifying future leaders from across the Channel Islands’ private client industry.

Jersey-based Directors Danielle Cottignies and Laura Parkes are included in the ePrivateClient Channel Islands NextGen Leaders List – previously the ‘Top 35 Under 35’ list – published last week. The list recognises and celebrates rising stars from across Jersey and Guernsey’s private client landscape.

In compiling the list, the publication considered a number of factors, including individual achievements over the past 12 months, and career progression.

Danielle was one of the first to join Crestbridge Family Office Services in 2014, rising swiftly to become the team’s youngest director. She leads a large client team and manages several key family office structures, including for Middle Eastern clients that involve multiple asset classes, Shari’a-compliant structures, and multi-jurisdictional factors. She is also a leader within the business in understanding the risks and opportunities of structures with ESG investment and monitoring requirements.

Laura’s career in fiduciary services spans 18 years, joining the Crestbridge team in 2022. She is responsible for a number of mid-cap client family office relationships and leads a team who service over 60 entities. She also supports the firm’s clients with US connections and has supported the onboarding  of new high-profile relationships. Laura is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Paul Hunter, Group Head, Crestbridge Family Office Services, said: “Crestbridge has a strong track record in attracting and nurturing talent, and that’s reflected in the inclusion of two of our team in this list celebrating young and emerging Channel Islands leaders. I’m delighted for Danielle and Laura, who have both made huge contributions over the past year. Their approach, attitude and commitment mirrors the values we share as a team.”