WHAT IS AN EXECUTOR?
An Executor is appointed by you through your Will. If you pass away, they will be responsible for managing your estate and distributing assets according to your wishes. You can also appoint a co-Executor to share the role.
CHOOSING YOUR EXECUTOR
The duties of an Executor can be complex, lengthy and emotionally demanding. Often a friend or relative is appointed without understanding all the responsibilities and associated risks.
Another option is to appoint a trustee company, such as Equity Trustees, to undertake the role. A trustee company can expertly and impartially co-ordinate all the legal, administrative, investment and tax requirements.