Who we are
Crest Trust was founded by Ian Brink on the 1 st of July 2005 and celebrates its 15 th year in the fiduciary industry as a well-established role player.
Crest Trust was born from a strong need for more personalised support in the SME and high net worth markets.
Crest Trust Holdings Incorporated is a personal limited professional incorporated company with shareholders and directors, Ian Brink, Helena Christie and Corlia van der Merwe.
Crest Trust has extensive experience in estate planning, structuring and restructuring private individual’s assets and proprietary interests forming part of their estates by utilising available legal mechanisms to achieve optimal commercial benefits and at the same time provide for those individuals’ families before and after their deaths. Naturally, the drafting of Wills always forms part of such service, whether it is a simple Will without the need for complex detail or it incorporates a trust or other structure in order to cater to the specific commercial or other needs of the individual and his/her family.
At Crest Trust we comprehend the inevitability of death and its ensuing uncertainty, particularly financial insecurity. For this reason, we specialize to render support to clients in their time of bereavement, in addition to extensive estate planning.
Fiduciary services rendered by us comprise of estate planning, drafting of Wills, setting up and administration of trusts, the administration of deceased estates, as well as the drafting of business related agreements and contracts such as buy and sell agreements, sale agreements, lease
Crest Trust Directors
C L Brink
B. Juris, Adv. Tax Certificate,
FPSA®, MTP(SA), TEP
39 Years experience in Fiduciary and Tax Industry. Specializes in Wills, Trust Law, Taxation advice, Estate Planning, Fiduciary related contracts and agreements.
C van der Merwe
B. Proc, Corporate Law Certificate, CFP, Adv. Post Graduate Dipl. Estate Planning,
22 years experience in the Fiduciary industry. Specializes in Wills, Estate planning and Trusts
26 Years of experience in Deceased Estates Administration. From 2000 to 2013 she received the annual Sanlam Trust CEO Award. Specialize in the Administration of Deceased Estates.
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