David Sussman

David Sussman

Managing Director

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David has over 30 years experience in the international financial services arena. He has lived and worked in seven countries and has played a significant role in the development and execution of strategy at several of the world's premiere banks and trust companies.

A qualified barrister and solicitor in Ontario, Canada and Bermuda, David served as General Counsel to Wood Gundy Inc., one of Canada's largest Investment Banks and to Bank of Bermuda Limited. He has subsequently held  senior management roles with Coutts, UBS, Franklin Templeton, the law firm of Conyers, Dill & Pearman and Barclays.

David has served as trusted advisor to ultra-high-net-worth families, numerous family offices, select institutional clients and several philanthropic enterprises on matters relating to succession, growth, leadership, risk mitigation, regulatory control and governance.

David has counselled clients on six continents and has been engaged in the establishment and administration of over 100 private trust companies.  He has extensive experience in all transactional aspects associated with the structuring, financing and management of diverse asset classes such as multi-national manufacturing and production facilities, new and old media assets, entertainment conglomerates, hotel chains, professional sports franchises, commercial and residential real estate, ships, aircraft, intellectual property and a variety of chattels including wine, classic automobiles, antiquities, bloodstock and fine art.

David is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and has served on the STEP Branch Executive in the Bahamas, Bermuda and Guernsey.


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