About us

Experts in International Trusts, Retirement and Employee Benefits

We’re a specialist provider of international trust, retirement and pension solutions. Our aim is to meet the strategic financial requirements of clients, while our focus is to protect, preserve and enhance client wealth.

We achieve this by offering a broad range of award-winning financial solutions catering for income, accumulation and succession of wealth from one generation to the next. Protecting clients’ wealth from threats such as tax, forced heirship rules, future claims and importantly geopolitical risk.

A world class approach


We deliver an efficient, accurate, reliable and expedient service supported by dedicated and experienced administrators.


Our products and services are offered from highly regulated jurisdictions and our partner firms are of the highest quality and include FTSE100 companies and global brands.


We provide dedicated technical support and have specialist knowledge on the regulations, application and structuring of international pensions, trusts and employee benefit solutions.

Why Us?

Nine reasons why you should consider Overseas Trust and Pension to help protect, preserve and enhance wealth.

1. Specialist

We focus solely on trust, pension, retirement and employee benefit provision. This means our knowledge, expertise, products and operational capability are all aligned to what we do.

2. Experience

We have extensive experience in administration and development of international solutions for private and corporate clients.

3. Independent

We are independent which means the decisions we make are not influenced by the requirements of a larger group or shareholder.

4. Security

Being a Guernsey based company, our clients get the comfort of a well regulated and highly respected jurisdiction and what it brings in terms of safeguarding clients wealth.

5. Service

We have dedicated teams providing administrative and technical support on our products and services. A clear point of contact and support makes us an easy to deal with firm.

6. Range

We offer a broad yet specialist product range which has been developed specifically to meet the needs of private and corporate clients. This results in high quality, effective and relevant solutions for clients and advisers.

7. Relationships

We respect the client/adviser relationship.

8. Support

We understand the need to support and work with advisers and clients. We assist them in a range of areas from technical, training, solution development and providing of information.

9. Future proof

We have a programme of continual improvement and development which means we constantly develop our systems, processes, people and products.

“Continually doing the very best for Advisers and Clients is what makes our Business a success.”
- The founders

A history of innovation


The OPES International Retirement and Savings Plan International was launched.


The Overseas Pension was established in 2008 and was born out of the demand for international retirement solutions and in particular Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pension Schemes (QROPS) and Qualifying Non-UK Pension Schemes (QNUPS).


Solutions were developed in conjunction with Nedgroup Trust Limited (formally Fairbairn Trust Company), a registered Guernsey business which is ultimately owned by Old Mutual PLC which is FTSE 100 listed company. In 2011 The Overseas Pension was recognised for the quality of its product and was awarded ‘Best QROPS Provider’ by the international publication Professional Adviser.


The Overseas Pension Company was brought together with Kleinwort Benson to form Overseas Trust and Pension Limited.

OTAP regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC).


OTAP launched the International Pension Plan designed to provide a highly tax-efficient retirement plan for UK expatriates resident in Spain.

OTAP opens Office in South Africa.


OTAP Regulated by the Financial Services Commission Authority (FSCA) in South Africa.

OTAP acquired Carey Pensions and Benefits Ltd (CPBL).


OTAP launches the SENTINEL International Preservation Fund.

OTAP launched ACCESS, which is our low-entry Product option available across our range of products.


Launch of ELEMENTS International Pension Plan.

OTAP's Market Share in the South African market exceeds 80% with Product of Choice with domestic advisers.

OTAP Co-Founder named in Top 100 most influential people in his sector.


OTAP Co-Founder named in Top 100 most influential people in his sector.


OTAP launches the OPES Portugal International Retirement Plan.


OTAP launches their new low entry, low-cost Product Option, SELECT.

OTAP wins 'Best International Trust and Retirement Solutions Provider 2023 - Guernsey' in Wealth and Finance Retirement Planning Awards.

At a glance

  • Overseas Trust & Pension Limited (OTAP) is a Guernsey based and regulated trust company, registration number 55506.
  • We are regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (GFSC) - number 2101366 and the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) in South Africa - FSP number 47261.
  • We administer solutions for 6,000 individuals and corporations.
  • Our clients include private individuals and corporations from more than 121 countries.
  • All client monies are held in segregated accounts with independent custodians, life companies or banks for transparency and customer protection.
  • Our partner firms include multinational life companies, international banks and top advisory firms from around the world.
  • We work with over 230 financial advisory groups across the world.
  • Grant Thornton are our independent auditors.
  • The Founders and Directors of OTAP are highly respected individuals with a wealth of expertise and experience in the pensions and financial services industry.

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