Nigel Rivers

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Capital Solutions


Nigel Rivers qualified as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1989. He practiced law in London, becoming partner of a law firm in 1991. Nigel specialised in corporate and commercial law, with a niche area of clients in sports and entertainment, advising athletes, sports personalities and investors in sports across the globe.

In 1998, Nigel left formal legal practice to join in the establishment of a new Formula One motor racing team, called British American Racing. He was involved in creating, implementing and monitoring the commercial and regulatory arrangements for the team, working directly with the Team Principal as part of the senior management of the sports franchise. The role involved Nigel in the contractual arrangements with drivers, sponsors and merchandise partners, as well as with the governing body of the sport.

After British American Racing was taken over by Honda Motor Company, Nigel established his own law practice to advise athletes and companies involved in sport, particularly in motor racing. He was also engaged in sports management with clients in Formula One, Formula 3, DTM, Le Mans Racing and NASCAR. Nigel advised clients on commercial investments (including acquisition of race circuit and team franchises in multiple countries), sponsorship, endorsement and merchandising arrangements.

In 2008, Nigel and his family moved to Asia and settled in Hong Kong. He joined TMF Group (then Equity Trust) in August 2008 as the head of Private Client Services in Hong Kong. At the start of 2010, Nigel was appointed Head of Private Client Services for the Asia region, and took on the additional role of Managing Director of Hong Kong office. From early 2014 until the end of March 2016, he was the Global Head of Private Client Services. TMF Group has grown to be the largest global independent trust and fiduciary service provider to private clients.

Nigel established Capital Solutions in Hong Kong and Singapore to deliver consultancy and advisory services to clients in relation to their wealth asset needs.

The latest articles from Nigel Rivers

Wealth Solutions & Wealth Planning

Bringing wealth structuring solutions to Asian families Nigel Rivers of Capital Solutions explains how he is taking more of a tailored and targeted approach to meet the wealth structuring and asset protection needs of wealthy Asian families..

The latest events from Nigel Rivers

Conrad Hotel, Hong Kong

Independent Wealth Management Forum 2018

We were delighted to host our annual Independent Wealth Management event in Hong Kong.  Over 300 CEOs, COOs, CIOs, senior management and consultants attended – from a mix of Private Banks, Retail Banks, Insurance Companies, Independent Firms & Family Offices, and IFAs.

The latest event content from Nigel Rivers

Wealth Solutions & Wealth Planning

How to capitalise on the internationalisation of PRC wealth The last five years have seen explosive growth in understanding among Chinese HNW individuals of wealth structuring and transition. But advisers and professional services firms need to know how to navigate a tricky compliance and cultural landscape..