Higgs & Johnson is pleased to announce that Heather Thompson has been included on the IFC’s 2015 Power Woman Top 200 list. This list honours 200 of the most powerful women in government, private wealth, education, private client advisory and philanthropy across the international financial centres (IFCs). It focuses on influencers as well as professionals and celebrates powerful women from diverse backgrounds. This list recognises women of achievement who are trailblazers in their field, helping to promote business excellence in their home jurisdiction and consolidating the reputations of the financial services industry globally.
The survey of leading women reached twenty five countries, more than one hundred and twenty five organisations and eight industries within the private wealth management financial services sector. The deal sizes these women are working on split equally between women dealing with transactions and investments worth circa $5million up to $350million and a second tier dealing with transactions and investments of between $1billion up to $55billion. An approximate calculation puts the IFC women as dealing with a total of $160billion within their career lifespan so far.
Heather is Of Counsel with the Firm and has extensive experience in international trust and company administration which gives her a unique perspective in counselling individual and corporate clients on the creation of trusts and ownership structures. She is a founding member and past chairperson of the STEP in The Bahamas and a former member of STEP’s Council and has served as a consultant on several important pieces of financial services legislation, including Acts relating to trusts, purpose trusts, foundations, private trust companies and executive entities.