Cogent is a leading independent financial services business with an enviable reputation for its technical capabilities and the quality of its client service.

The primary business is wealth management and financial structuring for individuals, families, corporate and institutional clients.

The services encompass financial planning solutions and the international management of assets and they are typically custom designed to be relevant to the needs of an individual client and to achieve the objectives of tax and financial planning, succession and estate planning, asset protection and effective management and administration. The services offer the benefits of security, flexibility and privacy and are provided in a straight-forward and cost effective manner, where each client enjoys the advantages of personal attention.

Most often the services involve the management and administration of companies, trusts and other fiduciary entities; including representation, investment and custody of assets, book-keeping, accounting, valuations and reporting.

The team at Cogent possesses considerable knowledge and expertise; nonetheless, the members continually strive to maintain and improve their skills and knowledge. They also realise that the technical mastery of a single discipline is insufficient and the team takes great pride in its ability to earn the trust and confidence of its clients and being in effect a ‘trusted adviser’. Working in partnership with, or directing clients to, appropriate advisers and service providers, so that the client achieves the most favourable outcome, is all part of the routine of the team.

Cogent is licensed and regulated in Guernsey and also has related businesses in other international centres, including life insurance and annuity companies. More information is available on the company’s website:

Key Contacts

Paul Backhouse

[email protected]

+44 (0) 1481 230636

Nick Ferris

[email protected]

+44 (0) 1481 230630

Abigail Martel

[email protected]

+44 (0) 1481 230633

Nikki Smith
Senior Administrator

[email protected]

+44 (0) 1481 230639


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