Abacus is a leading fiduciary and fund services group based in the Isle of Man and Malta. As an independent and privately owned group of companies, our principles of applying integrity, independence and insight across our client’s requirements, has gained us recognition as a leader in our field.

As one of the longest established and reputable service providers on the Isle of Man, later expanding into Europe through the establishment of our Malta office, we have an established track record of more than 40 years of excellence in providing fiduciary and professional administration services.

We provide premier onshore and offshore solutions to an international client base, delivered by an experienced and technically competent team of multi-disciplined and multi-lingual professionals. Whether an investment portfolio, trading company, real property, a luxury yacht or business jet, we can establish an effective trust, company or fund structure tailored to the needs of our clients and offer associated administration services and back office support at a level they require.

In a fast evolving world it is important for us to be proactive. We are committed to finding new ways in which we can assist clients through the development and provision of new solutions and keeping pace with change and ever more sophisticated tax planning.

We set ourselves apart from other providers through comprehensive understanding of the planning behind each structure to ensure it is the optimum solution in each instance. We then apply this depth of knowledge, understanding and expertise to ensure that the services we provide meet the objectives of each individual client and their respective individual planning needs.

 

 

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Paul Watterson
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Paul Watterson
Paul Watterson
CEO Abacus Malta / Director
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Paul Watterson

CEO Abacus Malta / Director
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LANGUAGES SPOKEN
English

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DATE FOUNDED
July 2010
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
1-10
COMPANY TYPE
Corporation
NETWORK
Part of Abacus, an independent and privately owned group of companies based in Malta and the Isle of Man.
LANGUAGES SPOKEN
English, Italian, Maltese

Assisting owners and their representative in the diverse requirements essential to the effective ownership, planning and operation of an aircraft, whilst managing risk, tax and privacy issues.

Developing and establishing a diverse range of effective coprorate structures which are complemented by ongoing administration and back office support to form tailored solutions that yield success.

Establishing and administering bespoke trusts and foundations to manage multiple and complex cross-border assets, navigate tax and regulatory issues and plan for the wealth and businesses of our clients. 

Full-service concept development and fund administration solutions for a wide range of open-ended and closed-ended third party funds, that offer an efficient cost base and a flexible and proactive client service ethic.

Planning and implementing property solutions that faciltate tax efficient investment an development and provide protection for commercial and residential real estate. 

Advising and assisting high net worth individuals and their families looking to obtain alternative residence and citizenship in an alternative EU jurisdiction. 

Assisting owners and their representatives in understanding the diverse requirements of owning a yacht to providing tax efficient ownership structures and administration services to ensure effective custody and management of their vessel. 

SERVICES
Aviation
Corporate
Fiduciary
Funds
Property
Residence & Citizenship
Yachts
Paul Watterson

Paul joined Abacus as a Senior Manager in September 1996 when it was part of Coopers & Lybrand Isle of Man.

In April 2005 he was promoted to Operations Director and was appointed as a Director to the board of Abacus Trust Company Limited and Abacus Financial Services Limited in April 2006. In 2015 Paul was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Abacus Malta.

Paul has over 25 years’ experience in Operations, 20 years of which have been spent within the financial services sector. As head of Abacus Malta, Paul is responsible for overseeing its operations as well as continuing with his responsibility for IT and Systems, Finance and Administration, Compliance and Risk across the group.

Paul holds a BSc Hons degree in Applied Statistics and Computing and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Directors and International Compliance Association.

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