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William Messer BA, LL.B, TEP

Five Continents Partners


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Bill is a founder of Five Continents Partners Limited and has over 25 years of corporate governance experience. Over the course of his career in the financial services industry he has acted as a director of listed, regulated and charitable entities, including banks & trust companies, hedge & mutual funds and insurance companies.


Bill has been a partner of Five Continents Financial Limited for the past 23 years. Five Continents Financial is a Cayman based professional services firm providing investment advice to international clients with portfolio assets in excess of $2.0B. Prior to partnering with N.M. Rothschild & Sons and founding Five Continents Financial in 1993, Bill worked at Royal Trust, a global financial services company, (now part of the Royal Bank of Canada) holding director level positions in Toronto, Barbados and Cayman. He was a director of its head office treasury and global custody group, Managing Director of Royal Trust Bank (Cayman) Limited and later a Managing Director of Rothschild Trust in the Cayman Islands. Bill qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor and was an Associate with the international law firm of McLeod Dixon, (now Norton Rose) headquartered in Calgary, Canada.


Bill received his undergraduate degree from the Faculty of Political Science and Economics at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada and his law degree from the University of Wales. He is a Member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian and International Bar Associations and the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). He is also Vice President of the Cayman Islands Company Managers Association.




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