Built on a Foundation of Excellence

Although Smithfield Trust was founded in 1996, the seed was planted much earlier. Our founder, Robert Kopf, had been dreaming about establishing an independent trust company since his days as a young estates and trusts attorney.

He wanted to create an alternative to the trust departments found in large banks – a company built on superior service, experienced talent and low turnover. He also wanted to offer customers greater and better investment options, and eliminate the conflict of interest inherent in typical compensation structures.