Danielle Cottignies
Client Director

Danielle has over 10 years’ experience in the finance industry across multiple private structures based in various jurisdictions including Jersey, Geneva, Monaco, the US, BVI and Cayman.

Danielle provides oversight to a large team administering investment portfolios, financing vehicles and commercial and residential real estate for high profile international families.  Danielle is also experienced in developing bespoke and innovative family constitutions and procedures for large and complex structures, allowing dynastic wealth to be managed as smoothly and efficiently as possible in accordance with the family’s requirements.

Many structures under Danielle’s management have Shari’a compliant elements, of which she is knowledgeable and adept.

Danielle is heavily involved with the training and mentoring of junior staff across her direct team and the wider department.

Danielle holds the ICSA Diploma in Offshore Finance and Administration, the CISI Islamic Finance Qualification and the STEP Advising Family Businesses and Family Business Governance Qualification. More recently, Danielle has passed the Sustainable and Responsible Investment Certificate with CISI and is studying towards the Diploma in ESG with the Corporate Governance Institution.


  • Named as a Future Leader in the 2023 ePrivateclient Channel Islands NextGen Leaders List
  • Winner of the "Rising Star Under 40" Award at the 2022 WealthBriefing European Awards
  • Gold Winner of the 2022 Citywealth Powerwomen Awards in the "Woman of the Year - Rising Star" category
  • Gold Winner of the 2020 and 2019 Citywealth Future Leaders Awards "Trustee of the Year - Manager" category
  • Named as one of the 2019 ePrivateclient Top 35 under 35