Bridgeford Trust Company is an independent, full service trust company with South Dakota Trust powers, providing industry leading progressive fiduciary services to domestic and international families across the country and around the world.
Our company traces its origins back to the descendants of James Ford Bell, the founder of General Mills, and was established as a private trust company to serve the various and complex trust and fiduciary needs of one of America’s largest and most prominent families. Over the past 25 years, Bridgeford Trust Company evolved into a public trust company serving the ultra high net worth and family office space across the country and around the world, leveraging over 125 years of combined trust administrative experience.
Bridgeford Trust Company is built around the unifying belief that high net worth individuals and families are vastly underserved by traditional bundled wealth management and trust administrative models. Driven by the demands and unique needs of affluent families, more change has occurred in the fiduciary industry in the past twenty years than has occurred in the previous two centuries. Leveraging cutting edge, modern trust laws, Bridgeford Trust is a part of this trend nationally and represents a new and emerging wealth management service paradigm built around true independence, collaboration, and world-class capabilities.
“The trust industry is undergoing a quiet revolution that has wrested control of trust accounts away from traditional trustees – primarily in the banks and other large institutions – and back into the hands of independent trust companies and advisors.”