Jonathan Dunlop

Vice President, Trust Services, Bermuda  |  Butterfield Trust



Working with HNW families and advisors in order to assist them with international planning and structuring.



Enhanced Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Less (no) travel, and being able to enjoy the beautiful experiences that Bermuda has to offer.

How did you get into UHNWI work?

My father was a Trust Officer early in his career. He spoke well of the job. I had stopped listening to him years ago, but this stayed with me, and I followed him into it.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Read industry-related articles, and meet as many peers as you can.

What is your favourite quote?

Let Everything happen to you
Beauty and terror
Just keep going
No feeling is final. -Rainer Maria Rilke

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Sailing and Trap & Skeet shooting; Bermuda is good for both. I also have guitars that I sometimes pick-up and try to play. I don't have much opportunity for downhill skiing anymore.

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

Restaurants are open in Bermuda. But when we can travel again, I mostly miss a pint of English Bitters in a proper pub. It could be any pub with a good selection, but if I had to pick one it would be the Bag O’ Nails near Victoria Station. I also enjoy Vietnamese food, which is not available here.