bridgeford-globalIn today’s rapidly evolving and dynamic cross-border planning landscape, the U.S. has emerged as both a privacy and tax “haven” for international families, creating increased demand for U.S. trust solutions specifically in top-tier jurisdictions such as South Dakota. Given this burgeoning opportunity, we are excited to announce the launch of Bridgeford Global, the newest addition to the Bridgeford family of companies. Operating as the worldwide planning entity within our family of companies, Bridgeford Global is poised to meet the evolving needs of international families and their advisors with innovative solutions and unmatched expertise.

With our international reach expanding exponentially, Bridgeford Global will not only promote the power of U.S. modern trust law and South Dakota-based fiduciary solutions, but the company will also provide offshore fiduciary and corporate services as well as sophisticated insurance solutions. Bridgeford Global’s comprehensive services, delivered by a highly experienced team of professionals offering specialized expertise to wealthy families worldwide, include:

  • South Dakota-Based Fiduciary Solutions through Bridgeford Trust Company: Bridgeford Global offers specialized expertise to international families, delivering unique fiduciary planning solutions and structures available under South Dakota’s powerful modern trust law. Domestic Asset Protection Trusts and Foreign Grantor Trusts as well as access to industry leading privacy laws and strategic tax planning opportunities are just a few of the solutions that make the U.S., and specifically South Dakota, the jurisdiction of choice for not only domestic families, but also international families seeking innovative and progressive fiduciary services.
  • Offshore Fiduciary and Corporate Services for Non-U.S. Clients: In addition to our South Dakota-based fiduciary solutions, Bridgeford Global extends its reach globally through strategic alliances with international service providers. This enables Bridgeford’s family of companies to seamlessly offer both domestic and offshore fiduciary and corporate services tailored to the needs of our non-U.S. clients while ensuring that clients receive comprehensive support, guidance, and expertise designed for their individual needs and objectives.
  • Registered Insurance Agency in Florida Offering Sophisticated Insurance Solutions: As a registered insurance agency in the state of Florida, Bridgeford Global delivers sophisticated insurance solutions, including but not limited to Private Placement Life Insurance (PPLI), to U.S. and non-U.S. clients. By leveraging our expertise and strategic alliances, we provide comprehensive insurance strategies that align perfectly with our fiduciary and structuring capabilities both domestically and offshore, serving our client’s diverse planning objectives in the international space.

Mariano Marco

In addition to this exciting evolution to the Bridgeford family of companies, we are pleased to introduce Mariano Marco as Global Managing Director of Bridgeford Global.

As Global Managing Director, Mariano spearheads planning and business development initiatives in the international space, particularly Latin America, promoting Bridgeford Trust Company’s expansive fiduciary planning and structuring capabilities. With a focus on asset protection, privacy, tax optimization, and succession planning, Mariano brings the power, sophistication, and stability of U.S. modern trust law to families and their advisors across the globe.

Beginning his career as a private client lawyer, Mariano practiced law at a prestigious law firm in Argentina before transitioning into fiduciary services. With over 17 years of experience in private wealth and trust and estate matters, Mariano has expertise in both domestic and offshore planning and specializes in cross-border structuring, fiduciary and corporate administration, and tax consultancy across various jurisdictions. Prior to joining Bridgeford Global, Mariano held pivotal roles including Trust Officer at a single-family office, as well as senior roles both at JTC and Trident as Managing Director overseeing wealth structuring solutions for clients across Latin America and the Americas, with cross-border strategies extending into Europe and the Caribbean. Fluent in Spanish and English, Mariano also possesses intermediate proficiency in Portuguese and basic skills in Italian.

David Warren, Co-Founder and Chairman of Bridgeford Trust Company, shares, “Mariano, whom I have known for many years, is an outstanding fiduciary professional with exceptional international experience working with families across the globe, particularly in Latin America. We could not be more thrilled to welcome Mariano to the team as we take Bridgeford Global’s initiative to exciting new heights.”

Meet Mariano Marco: Leading Bridgeford Global’s International Presence

Gain valuable insight into Mariano’s background, capabilities, and strategic direction for Bridgeford Global by tuning in to an exclusive podcast episode, hosted by David Warren. You can listen on Bridgeford’s podcast pageApple Podcasts, iHeartRadioSpotify, and SoundCloud.

And for those of you in and around Miami, please stay tuned for future events welcoming Mariano to our team and celebrating the launch of Bridgeford Global!

Bridgeford Trust Company – now the oldest and largest independently held and privately owned South Dakota chartered trust company – and Bridgeford Global are perfectly positioned to serve families globally as an international fiduciary provider that is big enough to matter, small enough to care. We encourage you to learn more at:

You can reach out to Mariano directly at and (305) 347-5129 as well as connect with him on LinkedIn. For questions or further information on this evolution of the Bridgeford family of companies in the international space, please contact us via our contact page or call us at (605) 224-9189.