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LENO Trust appoints MD

Following its recent acquisition of Bank of The Bahamas’ (BOB) $103 million trust, LENO Trust Ltd has named veteran private wealth and trust professional Dianne Bingham as the firm's new managing director. 

Monday, January 6, 2020
Monday, January 6, 2020

Following its recent acquisition of Bank of The Bahamas’ (BOB) $103 million trust, LENO Trust Ltd has named veteran private wealth and trust professional Dianne Bingham as the firm’s new managing director.

“We are proud to announce the appointment of Dianne Bingham as managing director Leno Trust Ltd.,” said LENO founder and president Sean K. Longley. “Mrs. Bingham’s brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience gained in a career that spans three decades, having held top posts in local and foreign financial institutions and, most importantly, helping to shape and steer policy in the trust industry. Her appointment also re-affirms our commitment to being a company committed to Bahamian leadership even as we expand our products and services to a wider market.”

A leader who helped shape trust and financial services legislation and policy over more than 30 years as a practitioner in the industry, Mrs. Bingham was voted ‘Professional of the Year’ by the Bahamas Financial Services Board and in 2017 received the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners‘ (STEP) prestigious Founders Award. She has served in senior roles ranging from manager of client accounting to director private client group at an international bank and most recently as vice president and head of trust and fiduciary of a major international bank and trust company.

“This is an exciting time with unprecedented opportunities for asset structuring and succession planning for Bahamians,” said Mrs. Bingham. “The local market has provided more investment opportunities to Bahamians and we see where Bahamians are making use of corporate vehicles and fiduciaries to protect and grow their personal wealth. 

“The shift in family movement resulting in multi-jurisdictional families has also provided the opportunity for Bahamians to look closely at wealth structuring, asset protection and succession planning by utilizing trust and corporate structures. As a result of those changes and the movement of families to more than a single jurisdiction, we are seeing an increasing interest in how best to protect, transfer and preserve assets and the role of fiduciaries in that planning, protection and succession role.”

LENO Trust Ltd. plans to unveil its menu of trust products in the coming months. In addition to its Bank of The Bahamas trust book of business, LENO Trust’s parent company recently acquired the assets of FG Capital Markets, an $80 million portfolio including pension funds and shares in mutual funds.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed December 9, 2019, between the University of The Bahamas and the Tourism Development Corp to help bolster the tourism sector.

Tourism stakeholders from around the region will gather in Nassau later this month for one of the biggest tourism tradeshows in the region.

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