IQ-EQ, a leading global investor services firm, announced today it has hired Darrell King as Director of Private Wealth in the Americas. The appointment reflects the continued significance of the U.S. and U.S. connected market to IQ-EQ Group’s overall growth strategy and directly supports the Group’s plan to expand the company’s U.S. Private Wealth client base.
In this newly created senior role, Darrell will be based in IQ-EQ’s New York office. His appointment represents another important step in IQ-EQ’s efforts to grow its private wealth trust business in the U.S. Key initiatives will include establishing new advisor and client relationships, building out a referral network to generate new business and partnering with IQ-EQ Private Wealth trust and other colleagues in the U.S. and around the world to better serve clients.
As a Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) and Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Darrell has over 20 years’ experience working with (U)HNW clients and their advisors , including in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, the Caribbean, the UK, Channel Islands and Switzerland. His expertise specifically spans the offering of bespoke U.S. and non-U.S. trust and related fiduciary structures and family office services to support client cross-border planning , including pre-immigration, pre-emigration, wealth transfer, asset preservation and investment in U.S. and non U.S. opportunities.
IQ-EQ first entered the U.S Private Wealth market in April 2021 with the acquisition of Concord Trust Company, LLC., a leading independent U.S. based trust company, operating in New Hampshire and South Dakota, specializing in a modern, open architecture approach to trusteeship and delivering high-end, professional independent trustee services and related administration and compliance services. IQ-EQ’s U.S. Private Wealth business continues to grow and deepen its regional expertise and services while working closely with the Group’s wider Private Wealth trust practice to deliver bespoke trustee services to families with a global footprint, as part of one of the largest independent and most recognized trust businesses globally.
“I’m thrilled to be joining IQ-EQ at such an exciting, high-growth time for the business in the U.S.,” said Darrell. “This role provides an unparalleled opportunity to help build and elevate a premier, independent, innovative U.S. Private Wealth trust business, work at the forefront of the Americas market, and become part of a global, industry-leading company.”
Mark Fordyce, IQ-EQ’s Regional CEO, Americas added, “We’re delighted to welcome Darrell to IQ-EQ. This new appointment reaffirms our commitment to the U.S. market and continued investment in strengthening our bench of regional services to become the leading, global investor services provider. For our regional clients as well as established global clientele operating in the U.S., I’m more than confident that Darrell’s extensive cross-border and client relationship management expertise will make a great impact as we drive continued U.S. success.”
Chip Martin, President of Concord Trust – Part of IQ-EQ said of the appointment, “Darrell is an industry heavyweight who will bring a great deal to the business. We look forward to welcoming him aboard and working together to deliver for our existing and new clients across the Americas.”