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30 Ethical Companies of the Year 2019

TMF Group: A Leading Global Provider of High-Value Business Services to Clients Operating and Investing Globally


TMF Group is the global expert in local business. With a network of offices across over 83 countries, TMF Group has the in-country expertise and knowledge to help businesses (of all sizes) expand and operate both within and beyond their home markets.

TMF Group’s distinct in-country delivery model leverages local market knowledge and enhances regulatory compliance. TMF Group serves clients of all sizes and from all sectors; everyone from a small start-up to a large multi-national. It works with 60% of the Forbes 100 and the FTSE 100.

Inception of the Company

TMF Group was founded in the Netherlands in 1988. Over the next 20 years it expanded rapidly across the world culminating in 2011 in its merger with Equity Trust, an established global leader in trust and fiduciary services.

Today TMF Group operates in more than 125 offices in over 83 countries and employs more than 7,000 qualified accountants, lawyers, corporate secretaries, HR and other professionals. It works in line with the following core values:

  • Respect - It acts with integrity, takes ownership and full accountability.
  • Opportunity - It embraces feedback and looks for opportunities to improve and do things differently.
  • Sustainability - It works to build long-term profitable relationships.
  • Passion - It cares about its clients who are united in its desire to succeed.
  • Excellence – It strives to deliver excellence in all that it does.

TMF Group: A Class Apart

TMF Group believes that the following factors make it different from the rest in the market.

  • Knowledge: Based in country, its independent experts understand the local market and all its associated legal, financial and regulatory compliance requirements.
  • Flexibility: It can offer an individual and tailored service that is scalable in line with business needs and is invoiced in whatever currency or location the client prefers.
  • Control: Through its world-wide network of wholly-owned offices, it can offer global reporting and one single point of contact to businesses operating across multiple regions; leveraging technology to combine its local expertise with transparency and risk control.
  • Speed: Its local presence allows businesses to take an agile approach and enter new markets more quickly than their competition.
  • Range: It is the only global organisation to offer a complete suite of complementary business services.

Helping Firms Go Truly Global

TMF Group helps its clients operate internationally and ‘belong’ wherever they are in the world. It does this by making sure they are properly set up to do business in any country and compliant with local and international regulations.Its work includes helping companies of all sizes with business services such as HR and payroll, accounting and tax, corporate secretarial, global governance and administration services for capital markets, private equity and real estate investments.

In today’s environment, increasing business complexity means that a one size approach doesn’t fit all - and the penalties for getting it wrong are getting heavier. Operating in over 83 jurisdictions, it provides its 15,000 clients with on-the-ground compliance and administration services so they can venture further. TMF Group localises the global world to help businesses succeed, which in turn helps communities to prosper. The company firmly believes that the only way to be truly ‘global’ is to put local first, which is what its team of 7,000 in-country experts do for businesses of all sizes, every day.

AGlobal Expert That Understands Local Needs

The company believes that complexity should not be a barrier to opportunity and is dedicated to enabling businesses to venture further. It does that by providing specialised, business-critical financial and administrative services that helps its clients to operate in different geographic locations.Its hallmark is the delivery of solutions tailored to each precise location that allow you to operate smoothly from day one. Its core services help companies of all sizes whether it’s in their home market, entering a new country or whether they need support to streamline existing operations.

TMF Group can provide you with a single point of contact to coordinate the day-to-day management of your outsourced operations, and help to ensure clear communication across multiple jurisdictions, so you can take care of the details and focus on what’s really important: growing your business.


TMF Group seeks to use technology to enhance the client experience whilst maintaining the service flexibility to keep up with and interpret an increasingly complex legislation and compliance landscape. Widely recognised for its service capability and global coverage, TMF Group is focused on continuous improvement and seeks to use technology to enhance the client experience whilst maintaining the service flexibility to keep up with and interpret an increasingly complex legislation and compliance landscape.

  • HR & Payroll - Its aim is to help you deliver the best payroll service to your company’s employees, both locally and globally.
  • TMF Horizon - A middleware platform to provide a consistent single web enabled experience for employee payslips and communication, secure data exchange and control, and global reporting in a choice of currency and language.
  • TMF Connector - This technology is to exchange data in a single common format worldwide.
  • Corporate Secretarial - It has been managing its global clients’ databases for several years. To help data consistency and accuracy, it has a centralised team of experts managing entity data and core corporate documents.
  • Accounting & Tax-It has a unique hybrid of technology solutions to combine its local knowledge of reporting and operational requirements with the benefits of a best practice technology platform.
  • Alternative Investments - TMF Group supports investment managers by providing bespoke back office solutions that enhance their global operations.

Meet the Visionary

Mark Weil, Chief Executive Officer

Mark joined TMF Group in May 2018 as CEO. Mark has held leadership positions in two of the world’s most successful professional services firms, Marsh and Oliver Wyman. Mark has a strong client focus and a track record of innovation in the client proposition.

“TMF Group is unique because we have our own experts across our locations who are local people with local knowledge and who understand processes, issues, currencies and dialect. This means that our clients can deal with one provider globally which has high service standards, consistency and ISO27001 information security standards.”