Stonehage Fleming poised to grow its Family Office offering in North America

5 October 2021

April French Furnell

Stonehage Fleming, the leading independently owned international Multi Family Office, today announces the appointment of Johan van Niekerk to the newly created position of Head of Family Office (US).

Johan joined Stonehage Fleming in 2007 and, prior to his new appointment, served as Partner and Head of Family Office (Neuchatel, Switzerland). Johan’s main focus will be to further develop Stonehage Fleming’s Family Office offering in North America so that it reflects the comprehensive service available in the eight other jurisdictions where Stonehage Fleming operates.

The appointment is effective from 1 September 2021. Johan will be based in the Philadelphia office and report to Peter Rosenberg, Head of North America.

Chris Merry, Group Chief Executive Officer, Stonehage Fleming said:  “We are pleased to announce Johan’s appointment as Head of Family Office (US).  Johan is an important addition to our US team to support our growth ambitions in North America.  We are committed to providing on the ground relationship management to current and future clients in the US and Canada and to providing holistic cross border advice to international families with interests in North America, which is a key strategic location for our business.”   

Peter Rosenberg, Partner & Head of North America, Stonehage Fleming added: “I am excited to welcome Johan to the US team as we seek to broaden our reach to US residents looking for access to tailored wealth management solutions for their cross-border needs and objectives.”

“In today’s complex world, many high net worth families need cross-border support to help simplify and coordinate their affairs, due to family members, assets, or business investments being spread across multiple jurisdictions. I strongly believe that Stonehage Fleming’s award-winning capabilities, cherished heritage as an international family office, and the practical wisdom we offer, will be welcomed and align well with the long-term interests of US resident clients.” 

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