Western International Group was founded in 1980 and has successfully conducted business in the Cayman Islands since that time. As business opportunities expanded, subsidiary groups were established to offer the flexibility and expertise to offer a full spectrum of investment products for our clients’ needs.
Lawrence Chastang, Jr.
Lawrence Chastang, Jr. joined Western International Group as Client Relationship Officer in 2016 and was promoted to Managing Director in 2019. Lawrence provides global tax planning for high net worth individuals through trust, corporate, and insurance solutions. In addition, he provides leadership to and sits on the boards of three regulated entities. He is well-versed in corporate compliance and internal audit functions and is responsible for continuously developing a referral network of U.S.-based tax and legal advisors.
B.P. “Dan” Martiuk
B. P. Dan Martiuk joined Western International Group as a Director in 2019. He has more than 40 years of experience in the Cayman financial services industry. Dan is an advisor to numerous investment committees and has served as a trustee and trust protector. He has held compliance roles including as a deputy money laundering reporting officer.
Margaret Thompson joined Western International Group in 2019. She has more than 30 years of experience as a director in the financial services industry in the Caribbean, Channel Islands, Europe, and Cayman Islands. She has served on the boards of funds and regulated entities since 2004, with a focus on risk management and corporate governance.
Carol Smith joined Western International Group in 2019 as a Senior Trust Officer. Carol is a Director of Western International Trust Company Limited. She has more than 35 years of experience in the offshore fiduciary services sector. During that time, she has acquired extensive knowledge in complex trusts, partnerships, mutual funds, and the regulatory framework in the Cayman Islands.
Catherine Tick joined Western International Group in 2022. She is a Bilingual-qualified Trust and Estate Practitioner (TEP) with extensive experience working with small to large trust companies, with an emphasis on business development and trust management/administration and multi-jurisdictional exposure. She has extensive knowledge in corporate administration, BOR/ES and FATCA/CRS reporting requirements/regulations and various IRS Forms.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Our responsibility is to help you navigate the myriad of complexities confronting global clients. Our ultimate goals are the protection of assets and their prudent management.
Working closely with your personal team of professional advisors, we’ll ensure a comprehensive and integrated solution to private wealth preservation and management.
Fiscal exposures may happen quickly, and we strive to mitigate those exposures for clients before they occur. Our team has the resources and experience.
To serve high net worth clients with professional and prudent planning in a discretionary environment.
To fulfill this mission, Western International Group comprises four subsidiary groups, each providing financial products and services to minimize fiscal implications for our clients. The combination of services available are tailored to each client’s investment or immigration needs. We are consistent and proactive in addressing potential fiscal exposure.