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Building Better Futures

Jersey Finance Annual Private Wealth Conference

The private wealth management sector connects people, positive causes and businesses around the world. Political and economic uncertainty, regulatory, technological and ethical topics are set to challenge the future prosperity of these connections.

The Jersey Finance Annual Private Wealth Conference, Building Better Futures, will explore how wealth management professionals can better support clients through these vital debates.

Expert speakers will examine how Jersey is connected to opportunities in key markets, the balance between socially responsible investing and profit, and regulation versus innovation.

For more information and sponsorship packages, please contact a member of the events team.






Registration and Networking Lunch


CEO Welcome


Keynote Speaker:

Andrew Marr, Host of The Andrew Marr Show

Sponsored by Carey Olsen


Discussion Session: Globalisation of Wealth

Global cultures are converging, and technology is bringing advisor and client more closely together than ever before. Driven by growing client expectations for personalised offerings, the speed of innovation across the wealth management sector is fast becoming a priority. Coupled with this drive for innovation, a fragmented tapestry of regulatory initiatives and agendas also presents new risks for wealth advisors.

How can the wealth management sector navigate these challenges to build better and secure futures for clients?

Wendy Spires, Head of Research at WealthBriefing, will lead a panel of Jersey and London experts through a discussion on the impact of globalisation on client relationships, cybercrime and financial crime more generally, as well as the opportunities, and challenges, created by innovations in technology.


Networking Afternoon Tea Break


Discussion Session: The Evolution of Giving Back

Socially responsible investing (SRI), is a priority for high net worth millennial investors. Evidence tells us millennials and Gen Z see climate change and protecting the environment as humanity’s most pressing challenges. These values are already affecting the way companies do business around the world, and with a an estimated US$30 trillion of wealth set to be passed down from baby-boomers to the present-day generation, it is vital for advisors to examine now, how SRI will impact the future of private wealth management.

James Lawson, Co-founder and Partner at Tribe Capital – a group of impact wealth managers – will set the scene by providing an overview of Tribe Capital’s work. James will then lead a diverse panel of experts through a discussion on the growing global trends among this new generation of philanthropists, globally and how impact investing has evolved over the last 20 years.


Endnote Speaker

Matthew Syed, World-leading Author

Sponsored by Highvern


Closing Remarks followed by Networking Drinks Reception


End of Conference

Venue: 8 Northumberland Avenue
Andrew Marr

Andrew Marr Host of The Andrew Marr Show

Andrew is host of The Andrew Marr Show and also presents Start The Week on Radio 4, and occasionally appears as himself in Doctor Who. Andrew spent five years as a Political Editor and became best known for his unpretentious and friendly style, characterised by his distinctive arm-waving delivery. He has since fronted landmark series on Modern Britain and the Scottish Enlightenment as well as many others on history, politics and society.

Matthew Syed

Matthew Syed World-leading Author

Matthew is a world-leading author, thinker and expert on high performance, talent and mindsets. His work has influenced sport, business, education and public institutions with explorations into everything from creativity to marginal gains to learning from mistakes. Based on his own experience in international sport, Matthew has developed innovative, accessible ideas around how to create a culture of high performance in high pressure environments. Matthew's work has had a direct impact in many organisations, not least in the creation of the NHS's Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch.

Jon Stevens

Jon Stevens Senior Manager - Policy, JFSC

Jon Stevens is a Senior Manager in the Policy division at the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) with responsibility for various aspects of the JFSC's work in maintaining and developing the regulatory framework. Jon is a chartered accountant and worked as an auditor followed by a time in local industry before joining the JFSC's Supervision division where he worked primarily in Fund and Trust Company Supervision.

Laila Charlton-Meyrick

Laila Charlton-Meyrick Partner, Tribe Impact Capital

Laila is a Partner at Tribe and an experienced investment professional working with several families, advising and guiding them across all asset classes. She moved into wealth management from McKinsey & Co. She spent just under a decade at both UBS and then at Credit Suisse, before joining Tribe at the beginning of 2019. Laila is a strong and passionate advocate for women and girls’ rights. Originally from Iran, she lives with her husband and two young daughters in London and in her spare time she is an Ambassador for Ethical Angel, a unique platform that upskills employees via community outreach.

Astrid B. Owen

Astrid B. Owen Partner, McDermott Will & Emery

Astrid B. Owen advises internationally based clients and their family offices, trustees and private banks on international trust, tax and wealth-transfer issues. She focuses particularly on clients and matters in the United States, the UK, Continental Europe and the Middle East. Astrid has extensive knowledge of the structuring of established and start-up family owned businesses through the use of trusts, foundations and holding companies. She works extensively with the Firm’s corporate tax teams in the UK and the United States to develop and implement holding structures for businesses and investments that take account of personal and corporate tax issues affecting the client, their family and their businesses.

Wendy Spires

Wendy Spires Head of Research, WealthBriefing

Wendy Spires has been a wealth management journalist, researcher and consultant for 12 years, covering a wide range of international markets and industry sub-sectors over that time. A communications and technology specialist, she has authored 35 in-depth reports on business-critical issues affecting private banks and wealth managers. These encompass everything from compliance and innovation trends through to client experience, branding and marketing strategies, and have involved partnering with Tier 1 wealth managers and global leaders in technology.

Aidan McAvinue

Aidan McAvinue Managing Director, Smith & Williamson International

Aidan is managing director for Smith & Williamson’s regulated international business based in Jersey, Smith & Williamson International, providing investment advice to trustees, family offices and high-net-worth individuals. Smith & Williamson is client-led, a leading independent financial and professional services group which has looked after private clients and their business interests since 1881.

Jonathan Benton

Jonathan Benton Director and Founder, Intelligent Sanctuary

Jonathan is director and founder of Intelligent Sanctuary. A fast-paced, fast-growing tech start-up revolutionizing asset recovery and due diligence by harnessing data and language technology platforms. The former head of UK's International Corruption Unit, National Crime Agency and Proceeds of Corruption Unit, New Scotland Yard. Global anti-bribery and anti-corruption, AML and asset recovery expertise. And, over a decade as a hostage, crisis and kidnap negotiator, no lives lost. Jonathan was privileged to advise Prime Minister David Cameron on anti-corruption and asset recovery when holding a policy position within the UK Cabinet Office. Jonathan’s clients range from global banks, George Clooney’s NGO through to investment firms.

Catherine Grum

Catherine Grum Head of Family Office Services, KPMG

Catherine has worked with enterprising families and family offices for over 16 years, providing strategic and practical advice that draws on her unique multi-disciplinary background. At KPMG she leads on family office creation, strategy, governance and philanthropy. She is also head of KPMG UK's Family Office Centre of Excellence which helps KPMG's family office clients access the full breadth of KPMG's different services. Catherine's client's range from families who are establishing of a family office for the first time and need help clarifying their objectives and identifying the right model, through to market-leading family offices managing a range of complex assets and the interests of multiple generations.

Sally Edwards

Sally Edwards Partner, Ogier

Described by clients as “an outstanding talent in her field”, Advocate Sally Edwards is a partner at Ogier and heads the firm's Jersey trusts team. Sally advises a wide range of professional trustees, settlors and beneficiaries on all issues concerning trusts, with particular emphasis on drafting trust deeds, advising on and drafting the documentation to restructure trusts, advising on high net worth complex structures and rectifying and mitigating breaches of trust. She is also a leading expert on the Jersey foundation having been a member of the working party to introduce the legislation and involved in the drafting of numerous structures.

Sianne Haldane

Sianne Haldane Head of Planned Giving Philanthropy, Cancer Research UK

Sianne is Head of Planned Giving Philanthropy at Cancer Research UK. Her work brings together philanthropists, advisers and scientists to fund transformative cancer research and to co-create strategic giving in line with overall philanthropic vision, values and wealth planning goals. She is currently involved in scoping ‘venture philanthropy’ for CRUK, working closely with the Commercial Partnerships team. A dual qualified lawyer in the UK and in her native South Africa, Sianne draws on her private client background and Post Grad Psychology training to understand her clients needs.

Joe Moynihan › Chief Executive Officer, Jersey Finance
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Carey Olsen is a leading offshore law firm. We advise on Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey law across a global network of nine international offices.

We are a full service law firm working across banking and finance, corporate and M&A, investment funds and private equity, trusts and private wealth, dispute resolution, insolvency and property law.

Carey Olsen has one of the largest trusts and private wealth teams in the offshore world. Our global reach, scale and experience mean that we are perfectly positioned to assist and advise on the most demanding and complex cases concerning wealth planning and asset protection as well as the more straightforward day-to-day instructions.

We prevent and solve problems

Our highly experienced international private client team works with clients from all over the world to provide clear legal advice on trusts, foundations and related corporate law.  Our clients are mainly trustees, fiduciaries, family offices, settlors, beneficiaries and their advisors, and we help to mitigate risks to prevent future problems.

Clients benefit from our specialist expertise and ability to provide creative solutions and robust advice in an ever changing environment.

Should clients find that they are facing challenges, our expert litigation and contentious trusts team can guide them through the often complex legal process to resolve their issues.

Walkers is a leading international law firm, practising six laws from ten jurisdictions, including Jersey.

Within the firm, our multi-disciplinary Private Capital and Trusts group focuses on the needs of ultra-high-net-worth individuals and their families.  In addition, we work closely with their family offices and with private banks, trust companies and advisers to provide timely, customised advice.  We provide the same integrated, innovative and seamless service to clients holding private capital as we provide to listed companies, tier-one financial institutions and institutional asset managers.  Our clients have come to rely on us as a trusted adviser, thanks to our unmatched expertise and commitment to excellence.

Ranked in the top three corporate service providers globally, Vistra is a versatile group of professionals, providing a uniquely broad range of services and solutions. Our capabilities span across company formations to trust, fiduciary, private client services, and fund administration. Vistra employs over 4,000 employees across 46 jurisdictions.  The Vistra Jersey office specialises in wealth management solutions for high-net-worth individuals and families and is led by Clive T Wright, Managing Director, Vistra Jersey who has over 30 years of professional experience in Private Banking and Wealth Management. For more information, please visit

Hawksford builds unique family office solutions based on the goals of each individual family; as the circumstances, needs and expectations of every family are unique, so are our services. Working closely with you and your advisers, Hawksford can meet the objectives you set, from the administration of a single asset to the establishment and management of full services to large, global structures holding a variety of assets, including Sharia-compliant structures and the support of philanthropic interests.

HIGHVERN is an award winning, independent fiduciary business with a 50 year heritage of providing a world class service. Our global client base encompasses Private Clients, Corporates, International Family Offices and Private Capital Funds.

At Highvern, client relationships are at the heart of our business. Our primary focus is to provide a high quality experience delivered through a senior dedicated team that understands each client’s goals and partners with them for the long-term.

We source and work with a number of leading legal, tax, accounting and property advisers as well as banks and wealth managers to ensure our clients benefit from an expertly qualified team at all times.

Fairway Group’s vision is to be the partner of choice for trust, funds and pensions by putting our clients first. As an independent, owner-managed fiduciary group we are able to provide continuity to clients through a director-led, dedicated team and a proactive and nimble service. We can be trusted to get it right every time.

Our client retention rate is testament to the strength of our offering, authenticity of the unrivaled service we aim for and the energy that we invest in our relationships. We take great pride in providing our clients with innovative solutions backed by administrative and technical excellence.

Affinity is an independent wealth management company. We provide advice, structuring and investment solutions; helping individuals and families preserve and enhance their assets for themselves and across generations.

Privately owned, our interests are wholly aligned with clients. Our ethics and values are at the core of everything we do. We were the first UN Global Compact participant in Jersey, consistent with Affinity’s commitment to sustainability.

Our primary focus is to understand our client’s requirements and aspirations, relating these to their finances. Our goal is to provide relevant advice, founded on a relationship of trust, with clear and timely communication.

Estera is an independent, global, market leading provider of trust, corporate and fund services.

Our teams of highly qualified experts in 11 jurisdictions have wide ranging experience in private client and trusts; corporate administration; funds administration and services; and regulatory oversight. With over 550 professionals globally, we service over 6,000 clients and 12,000 entities.

We are knowledge and experience led. This, coupled with our commercial focus and resolute commitment to the delivery of service excellence, helps us consistently deliver best in class fiduciary and fund services.

Forward Group is an owner-managed fiduciary business providing bespoke relationship-led solutions to private and institutional clients.

Free from institutional ownership, we pride ourselves on putting the needs of our clients first by working with them and their advisers to meet their long-term aspirations and objectives. We believe that communication is key to every client relationship and take the time to get to know our clients. To achieve this, Forward Group operates
a director-led business model ensuring the highest level of client service through experience, commitment and attention to detail.

Media Partners

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of one million, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community.

Philanthropy Impact supports moving towards a world where individuals and families engage in philanthropy and social investment, supported by their professional advisers. Our mission is to develop the skills and knowledge of professional advisers about philanthropy and social investment to prepare them to meet the changing needs of their clients who want their advisers to support them on their philanthropic journey. We provide training, resources, bespoke events and platforms to support the development of the philanthropy sector.

thewealthnet is designed to meet the information needs of those involved in the creation and preservation of private wealth – and is typically the first with the latest news. We deliver daily up-to-the-minute bulletins on the latest changes and developments in the wealth management market, from people moves to new product launches and M&A activity.
We also provide commentary and analysis of the events shaping the future of the sector, as well as profiles of the leading participants in the market, together with in-depth studies of the key issues facing both clients and their advisers.

For anyone searching for an individual, a product or service, a company or a generic topic, our fully searchable archives provide a ready and reliable source, currently with over 6,000 stories dating back to 1997.  Whether you are searching for an individual, a product or service, a company or a generic topic, you will find what you need in our archives.

eprivateclient is the leading website and news service for private client practitioners, including lawyers, accountants, trustees and fee-based IFAs.

The regulatory environment in which private client practitioners operate is becoming ever more pressured, fuelled by the seemingly relentless pace of legislative change. The business challenges are also growing. Practitioners are faced with changing forms of competition, more knowledgeable and sophisticated clients – and fast evolving technology.
Updated daily and with the option of either a daily, or weekly news bulletin, eprivateclient not only delivers the latest news, but also incisive analysis and features that examine the people, businesses and trends in this increasingly fast-changing sector.

eprivateclient is also the only place to see the annual rankings of eprivateclient’s Top Law Firms, Top Family Law Firms, Top Accountancy Firms, Top Trust Companies, Top 35 Under 35 and 50 Most Influential. In addition, subscribers also receive eprivateclient’s annual jurisdictional reports, covering the world’s leading offshore financial centres.

IFC Media is a leading publishing house for the global wealth management industry. Our publications include the flagship IFC Review, which is produced once a year, the biannual IFC Economic Report, regional reviews, such as the annual IFC Caribbean and a range of jurisdiction and sector-specific supplements, released throughout the year. Combining highly technical articles, rigorous academic analysis, and opinion from the industry’s most sought-after experts, IFC publications and online archive provide vital information on the developments facing IFCs and wealth management professionals. Our unrivalled technical content allows you to keep up to date with the most sophisticated structuring techniques and the latest legislation in every jurisdiction, while opinion and comment from expert professionals tackles the industry’s most pressing issues. As the debate around offshore finance and investment becomes ever more reductive, IFC is your ultimate source for genuine insight and nuanced discussion.