JTC has named Marina Cristiani as Head of its New York Office as the firm looks to continue to strengthen its proposition in the US and wider Americas market.
With her appointment coinciding with the office’s fifth anniversary this year, Marina, who is part of the JTC Private Office team and sits within the firm’s Private Wealth Services division, will take on responsibility for continuing to build JTC’s presence across the Americas region from New York by drawing on the expertise of its US and global network.
Marina has almost two decades’ experience of working with Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWIs) and international wealthy families, with a particular focus on Latin America and expertise in establishing bespoke estate planning solutions. Based in New York since 2004, Marina joins JTC having most recently been responsible for opening and leading the new office for CISA Trust Company in the city. Prior to that, she worked for an international trust company, holding senior roles in New York and before that, in the British Virgin Islands. Having received a law degree from Universidad de Buenos Aires in 1999, Marina initially worked for boutique Argentine law firm specializing in public international law.
A Trust and Estates Practitioner (TEP), Marina is an active STEP member and currently serves as Vice Chair of STEP New York and co-Chair of its Event Committee. She is also a member of the International Bar Association and a founding board member of the Argentine Lawyers Association of New York. Marina is admitted to practice law by the Bar Association of the City of Buenos Aires, whilst she also speaks Spanish, English and Italian.
JTC opened its New York office in August 2014 to augment its network of offices in the Americas, offering access to a broad range of expertise across the private client and corporate sectors, including family office services, entity formation and administration, succession planning and philanthropy. It is complemented by offices in Miami, which opened in 2013, and South Dakota, where JTC was granted a trust licence in 2016.
Emilio Miguel, Regional Head – Americas at JTC, said: “Our New York office has grown in importance significantly over the past five years and remains a pivotal part of our proposition in the Americas, acting as a hub in the world’s biggest international finance centre and as a key gateway to the rapidly growing Latin American market. Marina brings with her a huge amount of experience of working with international clients, particularly in Latin America, and a good understanding of the New York market. That’s an excellent combination that will undoubtedly support our strategy as we continue to look to grow our business across the region.”
Marina added: “This is an exciting time for JTC, with plans in place to enhance and grow its proposition in the US and wider Americas region in the coming years. We see a real opportunity to support the increasingly sophisticated needs of US-based globally-dynamic private clients and I’m delighted to play a part in supporting that drive from our New York office, which offers a strong platform for working with intermediaries and clients by giving them access through our network to a first-class range of private client, corporate, fund and real estate services.”