Whittier Trust Company, an independent private trust company, exists to protect, enhance and perpetuate the wealth of its clients. More than three quarters of a century of experience in planning and managing wealth has confirmed the value of a comprehensive and coordinated approach to disciplines that will protect wealth, create asset growth and provide an orderly transition of assets to future generations. WTC serves a limited number of clients. Its client contact officers are responsible for an average of 10 relationships versus the industry average of more than 100. WTC has only one business, meeting the administrative and investment requirements of individuals. Traditional corporate trustees have been adjuncts of commercial banks whose primary focus is money lending. WTC manages assets with a focus on after-tax performance. Most money managers' largest clients are tax-free entities, so their investment strategies typically ignore taxes.