Our first names


The first name in client satisfaction

Ben Newman is the Managing Director of First Names Group in Jersey.

Responsible for the day-to-day management of the Jersey portfolio, Ben demonstrates a deep sense of community - with First Names Group at the heart of it. He looks at problems through the eyes of his clients; his empathy is obvious and his solutions are sensitive.

No one cares what you know, until they know you care.

Ben not only expects constant change, he embraces it with open arms. No two days are the same, and that'€™s just the way he likes it. A degree in Hotel Management put him on the path of customer satisfaction from an early age, and travel lost out to trading when he accepted a dealing position on a fast-paced foreign exchange desk. Further qualifications (with distinction) from the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners were accrued, as he established himself at the forefront of the offshore finance world.

For Ben, being part of First Names Group really gives him the opportunity to satisfy his intellectual curiosity, and he enjoys developing products and processes that have a positive impact on the markets they serve. He holds Stuart Truscott in very high regard, who he describes as a real work-hard/play-hard character, and he admires the way his own team operates as a unit -€“ supporting each other and always putting the clients'€™ needs first.


Ben loves the classics - cars more than music. For him, their character and charm mark a moment in automotive history when design went beyond form and function. Needless to say, a Sunday drive with his wife and two daughters in a vintage sky blue Daimler ranks high on his wish list.