A collaboration of industry professionals, based from the Channel Islands and the UK, Denton Lovel Associates manages offshore and onshore projects, structuring and providing the directors for your business entities to enable tax-efficient delivery of your wealth, your business and its strategy.



Founded by Rick Denton in 2013, Denton Lovel Associates works with select family offices, wealthy individuals and investment groups to enable the safe management of wealth and the transformation of businesses.


Experienced directors capable of understanding and leading your business from appropriate international locations


Consultancy on the strategic positioning of the business and project management of change programmes to achieve your business and personal goals

Marketing advice to position your business with its stakeholders and shape business development, including specialist product development and delivery


Offshore infrastructure, including offices, team and corporate governance to manage the risks of your business or investments

Wealth structuring, including access to preferred tax advisors, jurisdiction choice to fit your business activities, and selection of best-in-class administration and professional partners

Development and launch of specialist fund structures and associated investments, including property funds, transactions and private equity


Mentoring and coaching of leaders and their teams


Business development campaigns to raise capital for fund launches and investment businesses


Founder of Denton Lovel Associates


profileRick has 30 years’ experience of leading UK and international financial businesses and managing development and change programmes in four major banking groups. He has recently completed a three-year assignment as CEO of a specialist family office business, Triangle Group, leading to their restructure and is a director/NED working with a number of family offices, their boards and specialist investment businesses to deliver on consulting assignments or investment projects.

Through his employment with Coutts Group, Bank of Bermuda (HSBC), Fortis and Barclays, he has considerable experience of board work in major corporations. As a leader of offshore private banking and fiduciary businesses, he has worked on the boards of private companies and regulated businesses including in the specialist areas of investments, funds, pension funds, insurance, protected cell structures, property, intellectual property and technology. He has also worked with major family offices, participating in family boards and creating appropriate family governance structures.

As Founder of Denton Lovel Associates, he has led consulting projects in strategic change, mergers and acquisitions, marketing, and training and development.


Recent and current board positions include:

  • Director on the regulated boards of the fiduciary companies of Barclays and its protected cell company client structures.
  • CEO for a family office group, establishing their presence in Guernsey, with their business focused on property and private equity investments.
  • Advisor to a securities exchange initiative.
  • Advisor and board member for UK based property and fund group.
  • Board advisor to a UK based hedge fund and investment distribution business.
  • International associate and advisor to a London based private equity business.
  • Advisor to an Indian family office business on formation of their investment funds
  • Board director and advisor to a Intellectual Property advisory business.
  • Board director of a Middle-Eastern investment fund.
  • Director of Guernsey Electricity Ltd.
  • Council Member of the Institute of Directors, London.
  • Chair of the Guernsey Bank Deposit Compensation Scheme.
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Outside work, Rick is a keen sportsman as a county tennis player and referee, regular golfer, skier and sailor. He enjoys games of strategy and has played tournament level chess.  He has been Chair of the Channel Islands Lawn Tennis Association and Treasurer for the Guernsey Island Games Association.

Rick studied history at Nottingham University, followed by a Post Graduate Certificate in Education specialising in adult education. He has an MBA with distinction from Warwick University which included a number of consultancy projects for major businesses. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (now Institute of Financial Services), a Chartered Member of the Institute of Securities and Investments and a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), having attained the Diploma with distinction.  He has also recently achieved the Henley Certificate in Executive Coaching and the Institute of Director’s Diploma in Company Direction.  He is an expert speaker at professional forums and academic bodies covering strategy, planning, strategic marketing, trends in the development of global fiduciary businesses, Indian and Asian business developments and corporate governance for family offices (variously with the Institute of Marketing, University of Warwick, STEP and Institute for International Research over the last 20 years).


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