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Perpetual Guardian

The Perpetual Guardian team has great aspirations. We want to ensure that every New Zealander who should have a Will, has a Will, by making them affordable and accessible to everyone. Across our other products and services, we continue to bring innovation to the legal services industry by creating digital solutions that will make Perpetual Guardian the first choice of New Zealanders to protect their legacy.

Perpetual Guardian is a result of the coming together of Perpetual Trust and Guardian Trust. As two of New Zealand’s oldest trustee companies, they have over 130 years of experience in providing estate planning options for Kiwis.

Perpetual Guardian encompasses the history of South British Guardian Trust and NZI Trust Department, who became Guardian Trust, and Pyne Gould Guinness Trust Department and AMP Perpetual Trust, who became Perpetual Trust. The heritage of these organisations as trustee and fiduciary, acting for their clients in the growth and protection of their wealth, dates back to 1882.

In 2013, Perpetual Trust was acquired by Andrew Barnes, and in 2014 he also purchased Guardian Trust. The combined entities are now owned by Complectus Limited. Whilst operationally the businesses have come together, both companies are registered statutory trustee companies pursuant to the Trustee Companies Act 1967 and are incorporated under two separate private Acts of Parliament – the New Zealand Guardian Trust Company Act 1982 and the AMP Perpetual Trustee Company Act 1988.

The team at Perpetual Guardian are specialists in providing Wills, Trusts and Enduring Powers of Attorney. We understand the sensitive nature of Wills, supporting you and your family when you are grieving, helping plan your estate and achieving your financial goals.

Perpetual Guardian has offices nationwide, with over 140,000 Will relationships and administering or supervising assets valued over $100 billion.