Knowledge and expertise gained from experience at the highest levels in leading financial services companies within internationally renowned jurisdictions.
Navitaur was founded in 2014 to provide the specialist knowledge and independent objective expertise that facilitates and enhances client solutions for sophisticated private and corporate clients, family offices, trustees, professional advisors, private banks and wealth management firms.
We have the capability and integrity to guide our clients through the increasingly dynamic and complex financial services industry and can add real value through the provision of specialist consultancy services – Navitaur clients receive significant benefit from choosing to work with us.
Our services are delivered with the client at the forefront of our minds and are underpinned by our core values of impartiality, transparency and excellence.
Navitaur is retained by a number of ultra high net worth families on an independent advisory basis.
Consultancy services provided by Navitaur include:
- Origination, advising upon, structuring, negotiation and complete arrangement of bank lending facilities to assist in the acquisition of, and leverage against, predominantly UK sited residential and commercial real estate assets.
- Independent review and benchmarking of existing bank lending facilities which can be secured against real estate, investment portfolios or other assets.
- Sourcing and the arrangement of banking solutions for clients whose requirements may be of a more complex nature or carry additional risk.
- Strategic input and guidance for clients looking to grow their banking, credit and wealth management businesses, targeting high net worth clients.
Nick Bennett - Managing Director
Founder of Navitaur, Nick Bennett is a senior banker and wealth manager who has spent over 25 years employed in the financial services industry in Guernsey.
Nick has an impressive track record in international and private banking which includes Lloyds Banking Group and Schroders Private Bank, where he spent over 13 years building a highly successful banking, custody and credit business before leaving their employment as Executive Director and Head of Banking in 2012.
Subsequently, as Executive Director and Head of Private Wealth Management for Kleinwort Benson in Guernsey, he identified the need for a consultancy business that could capitalise on his experience and in-depth knowledge of the banking and wealth management sector, whilst offering clients the benefit of total independence.
He has particular expertise and experience in structuring complex credit facilities for internationally based private clients, families and trustees, having spent over 20 years presenting to and sitting on Bank credit committees. As a Board Director he has also been instrumental in formulating and implementing various business growth and efficiency strategies throughout his working life.
Nick is passionate about providing excellent client service and fully believes that this is the key differentiator in a highly competitive industry. Throughout his career the majority of client acquisition has been through existing client referral and many clients count him not only as a trusted advisor, but also as a good friend.
He holds various banking and investment qualifications and is also an active member of the Institute of Directors holding the IoD Diploma in Company Direction.
Outside of work Nick is a Director for the brain injury charity, Headway Guernsey. He has supported the charity ever since taking part in a 220km ultra-marathon through the Amazon jungle in 2008 and still bears the scars to remind him of the challenge!