Bridgeford Trust Company is an independent, full-service trust company with South Dakota Trust powers, providing industry leading progressive fiduciary services to domestic and international families across the country and around the world.
Our company traces its origins back to the descendants of James Ford Bell, the founder of General Mills, and was established as a private trust company to serve the various and complex trust and fiduciary needs of one of America’s largest and most prominent families. Over the past 25 years, Bridgeford Trust Company evolved into a modern trust company serving the global ultra-high net worth and family office space, leveraging over 125 years of combined trust administrative experience.
Bridgeford Trust Company is built around the unifying belief that high net worth individuals and families are vastly underserved by traditional bundled wealth management and trust administrative models. Driven by the demands and unique needs of affluent families, more change has occurred in the fiduciary industry in the past twenty years than has occurred in the previous two centuries. Leveraging cutting edge, modern trust laws, Bridgeford Trust is a part of this trend nationally and represents a new and emerging wealth management service paradigm built around true independence, collaboration, and world-class capabilities.
Operating as a South Dakota fiduciary, the founders chose to be chartered in that state because selecting the proper trust jurisdiction is as vital as the decision of where to create a trust in the wealth planning process. Routinely ranked as one of the nation’s best and most progressive trust jurisdictions, South Dakota fiduciary law gives clients access to some of the most advanced asset protection and dynasty trust capabilities in the United States as well as the ability to hold non-traditional assets in trusts. In addition, South Dakota’s confidentiality provisions and directed trust statutes are among the best in the country, allowing a client to confidentially work with financial advisors or investment managers of their choosing in the administration of trust assets. Bridgeford Trust Company delivers far more direction and control to clients and their advisors than ever before because of South Dakota’s modern trust laws.
You can visit Bridgeford Trust Company’s website at www.bridgefordtrust.com.