Bringing you live news and features since 2006 

Minerva Trust & Corporate Services appoints Jersey managing director


Jersey-based fiduciary business Minerva Trust and Corporate Services has appointed John Wood as managing director.

In addition to the day-to-day running of Minerva’s Jersey office, Wood will also be responsible for co-ordinating and working with the board to deliver a five year strategic plan for the business.
Wood (pictured) was previously group head of operations, a role he continues to contribute time with, liaising closely with the business’s international offices on all operations related matters.
Wood commenced his career in New Zealand and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1990 whilst working with Spicer & Oppenheim, specialising in small business advisory and taxation. In 1993 he moved to London where he spent eight years mixing between operations and finance within a wealth management house before moving to Jersey in 2001 to take on the role of chief financial officer at a local life assurance company.
He subsequently moved on to other challenges within the finance industry concentrating on finance based projects, operations, acquisitions and strategy. He followed this up with two and a half years as practice manager and compliance officer at a local law firm in Jersey before moving to Vistra as finance director in 2010.
Vipin Shah, chairman of Minerva, says: “John has a wealth of management experience and has made a valuable contribution since joining the firm in 2012. He is a welcome appointment from within our ranks and has underlined our commitment to promote talent from within rather than needing to look externally.”
Wood says: “I am really excited about the challenges ahead. We have a strong management team and people in place to enable us to deliver on our strategic goals. We remain a family owned business with core values that have stayed constant over the years and centre around our customers and people. It is great to be part of a truly independent, focussed and growing organisation.”

Latest News

Morningstar has published a review of the European ETF market for the first quarter 2024, which finds that it gathered..
ETF data consultant ETFGI reports that assets invested in the global ETF industry reached a new record of USD12.71 trillion..
Calastone has published an ETF white paper which examines several of the processes that take place across the lifecycle of..
Adapting product lines to fit into changing methodologies and meet shifting demand is essential to remaining relevant in the industry..

Related Articles

Kristen Mierzwa, FTSE Russell
Index Investments Group (IIG), a division within index provider FTSE Russell, has extended its range of indices through two new...
US ETF issuers of active ETFs are facing an increase in fees from the big custodian firms, such as Charles...
Taylor Krystkowiak, Themes ETFs
Themes ETFs opened its doors in December 2023, with an introductory suite of 11 ETFs – seven thematic and four...
Konrad Sippel, Solactive
At the end of March, financial index specialist, Solactive, published its 2024 annual report on future trends.  ...
Subscribe to the ETF Express newsletter

Subscribe for access to our weekly newsletter, newsletter archive, updates on the site and exclusive email content.

Marketing by