Why should you trust us with your business?
Because we provide international levels of service from our local office, have a 95% client retention rate, enjoy an impeccable reputation for honesty and transparency and boast exceptional local knowledge and connections.
Counsel Limited is a family business, headed up by the Father and Daughter team of Malcolm Hope Ross and Fiona Curtis.
Our efficient, trustworthy, discreet and loyal team is 7 persons strong.
Chairman Malcolm Cecil Hope Ross, B.Comm, FCA. Malcolm is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland and has been an influential figure in Caribbean financial services for over 40 years.
His exemplary career includes spells as Chief Accountant for BP Trinidad (British Petroleum), as a Partner with Touche Ross & Co (now Deloitte & Touche) before moving to Anguilla.
Malcolm is a highly respected member of the regions financial community and is one of the founding members of AFSA (Anguilla Financial Services Association).
Malcolm’s extensive experience is invaluable in guiding clients through all aspects of the financial process and he firmly believes that “by providing a quality service and maintaining high ethical standards we protect both ourselves and our clients from unnecessary risk.”
Managing Director Fiona Curtis, B.Sc., MBA was educated in England, attended the University of Toronto and gained her MBA in Finance & International Business from the Rotman School of Business.
Fiona’s career prior Counsel Limited includes time with brokerage firm, Burns Fry, in Toronto (now Nesbitt Burns, Bank of Montreal) where she gained experience in the equities side of initial public offerings (IPO’s) and completed her Canadian Securities Course to became a licensed Securities Broker.
Her intimate knowledge of Anguilla’s regulations and the regulatory regime make her an invaluable asset for the implementation of client financial structures.
She is committed to ongoing education and strives to continually improve her vocational qualifications in order to better advise her clients and recently qualified as an Associate of Captive Insurance, from the International Center for Captive Insurance Education.
“I enjoy fostering long term business relationships that go way beyond the paperwork involved in setting up a successful business – my favourite saying to clients is your success is my success.”
A distinct benefit for clients of Counsel Limited is our close working relationship with our affiliate law firm, Fontaine & Associates, located alongside us in The Hansa Bank Building. This relationship enables seamless and speedy consultation on legal matters – when required.
Eustella Fontaine is our recommended but not mandatory legal advisor. She has practiced Law in Anguilla since 2004 and regularly advises our clients on structuring their business affairs, the domiciliation/residency of entities and individuals to Anguilla, Real Estate matters and Estate Planning.
We enjoy excellent relationships and have impeccable reputation in the Anguilla Financial Services community, our colleagues in the Government of Anguilla and HE the Governor of Anguilla’s office. To find out more about what makes Anguilla an excellent choice to be the home for your company please visit Why Anguilla?