Strategies for a World in Transition
Some experts have referred to the current geopolitical situation as a “polycrisis”, as multiple complex and often interconnected crises are happening simultaneously on a global scale. In the midst of these challenges, how can high net worth individuals (HNWIs) protect their wealth, plan for long-term growth, and ensure a successful transfer of their legacy?
Our flagship annual private wealth conference will feature two panel sessions, covering the key topics of ‘Political Risk in a Changing World: Implications for International Investors’ and ‘Balancing Legacy and Sustainability: The Dual Responsibility of Wealth Management’.
For more information, please contact a member of our events team.
With a career in financial services spanning four decades, Joe has a strong commitment to the future success of the industry in Jersey.
Joe commenced his professional life in the banking sector, rising to the position of CEO of Jersey and the Isle of Man for a major bank, which included responsibilities for trusts and investments. In recent years, he expanded his focus as Director of Financial Services within the Government of Jersey, where he worked closely with industry and regulator to ensure the island’s position as a leading international finance centre. Before joining Jersey Finance in February 2019, Joe was working to establish high-reputation regulatory frameworks and business models for IFCs in the Middle East and Africa. He was recently appointed as a board director of the World Alliance of International Finance Centers (WAIFC).
Robert Peston Political Editor, Broadcaster and Journalist
Robert Peston is a Political Editor and hosts a flagship politics and current affairs show, ‘Peston’. Robert started on TV as an Economics Editor, explaining the implications of domestic, European, and global economic shifts. Before that, as Business Editor, he published stories about global financial situations, revealing the crises at Northern Rock and RBS, the emergency rescue of HBOS, and the tumult around the credit crunch, bailouts, and austerity. Before TV, Robert was City and Assistant Editor of the business and money sections of the Sunday Telegraph. He was the FT's Financial Editor and a member of their editorial board, having also served as its Political Editor, Banking Editor, and founder of the investigation’s unit. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books on politics, society and business. In ‘Brown's Britain’, Robert explained the real nature of the relationship between Blair and Brown and his novel ‘The Whistleblower’ is being developed into a TV series.
Steve Hewitt Founder, Whanau
Steve Hewitt is the Founder of Whanau; an advisory and investment organisation supporting high growth SMEs with international ambition and partnering with charities, notably the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where he heads up The Changemakers initiative. Previously, Steve was CEO of Gymshark and was responsible for spearheading the exponential growth of the brand on a global scale from £5 million to £500 million annual sales over a seven year period and from one revenue channel, www.gymshark.com, winning many international awards along the way. As CEO, Steve grew Gymshark’s customer base from 40,000 to 4 million active customers across 180 countries globally, which saw the brand cement its unicorn status in September 2020, valuing the business at $1.5 billion.
Bruce Whitfield Journalist
Bruce Whitfield is a multi-award-winning journalist, best-selling author and sought-after speaker. Throughout his career, he has had unparalleled access to titans of industry; mavericks who are changing the game; and brilliant entrepreneurs who reimagine what is possible. This access has provided him with an exceptional perspective of how we can change the future, today. With over 20 years of working in print, broadcast and digital media, he brings a unique brand of realistic optimism to the murky intersection where business, politics and society collide.
Camilla Wallace Partner, Wedlake Bell
Camilla advises high-net-worth individuals, both UK and non-UK domiciliaries, on estate planning to mitigate the incidence of inheritance tax and control the devolution of estates using lifetime gifts, trusts and tax-efficient wills. She also provides advice to clients on capital gains tax and income tax mitigation strategies as regards lifetime tax planning. She has spent many years acting for the trustees of various family trusts, including those of significant value. Her expertise covers areas such as landed and agricultural estates, heritage houses and chattels, investment management including residential and commercial property, and global tax-efficient structures. Camilla has experience of both offshore and onshore trust structuring and advising trustees and beneficiaries in relation to the day-to-day management and administration of trusts and estates, including landed estates across England and Wales.
Jay Krause Partner (Private Client and Tax), Withers
Jay is a partner in the Withers private client and tax team. His personal practice focuses on cross-border succession and business structuring. Typical clients include high net worth families, single and multi-family offices, family businesses, fund principals, trustees, insurers and financial institutions.
Mahnaz Malik Barrister and Arbitrator, Twenty Essex
Mahnaz Malik is a Barrister and Arbitrator at Twenty Essex who specialises in representing Governments, organisations and corporations in investment and commercial disputes. She is a Fellow of Hughes Hall College, University of Cambridge. Mahnaz has over 23 years of experience in advising Governments, corporations and international organisations on international arbitration. She has acted as counsel in several investment and commercial disputes, including CAS, ICC, ICSID, LCIA and PCA-administered arbitrations. She is adept in a range of sectors, including energy, natural resources, financial services, shareholder disputes, joint ventures and franchising and sport. Mahnaz’s appointment as an arbitrator in EuroGas Inc. and Belmont Resources Inc. v. Republic of Slovakia made her one of the youngest ever appointed to an ICSID Annulment Committee since records began and the youngest woman. She serves on the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators as well as on leading arbitration panels globally.
Tom Le Feuvre Director - External Relations, Government of Jersey
Tom was born and educated in Jersey. He gained a First-Class degree in History and French, at Durham. Tom joined His Majesty’s Diplomatic Service in 2008, working on Afghanistan-Pakistan before being posted to Qatar for the UK Prime Minister’s visit. He studied Arabic in Jordan before being posted to Lebanon. As First Secretary, Tom coordinated relations with the Syrian opposition, overseeing a €2million conflict resolution programme. Returning to London, he led international engagement in the UK's Ebola Taskforce, securing €1billion from the EU and G20. He was promoted to Head of East Africa at the Foreign Office, managing a team responsible for UK relations with Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Tanzania, and Uganda. Tom rejoined the Government of Jersey in 2015 and now manages Jersey’s relations with high-growth markets outside the EU, implementation of financial sanctions, and participation in trade agreements. He also represents Jersey at the OECD.
Matthew Millard-Beer Chief Executive Officer, Itriom
Matthew is CEO of Itriom, the Global Impact Platform helping leading families balance legacy and sustainability. Matthew has extensive consultancy experience gained over 20 years advising governments, family offices and global companies on strategy & innovation – especially at the point of change, on market entry, repositioning and restructuring. Matthew has held senior management positions including leading Interbrand’s (the world’s largest brand consultancy), operations in Northern Europe, Middle East, Turkey and India. He worked for 10 years as a Board Director with Omnicom (the world’s largest marketing services group), agencies BBDO, Fleishman-Hillard and Porter Novelli; for whom he set up and managed their offices in emerging markets and the Middle East. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and frequent lecturer at international conferences, Matthew was educated at University of Westminster, and following graduation from The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
Dhana Sabanathan Partner (Tax, Trusts and Succession Team), Michelmores
Dhana is a Partner in the Tax, Trusts and Succession team at Michelmores. She is highly-experienced in the private client sector, where she specialises in working with high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals, family offices, entrepreneurs, corporates and owner-managed businesses. Her exceptional advisory services have garnered her international recognition in the UK, Europe, the US, Asia, and the Middle East. Dhana has earned numerous prestigious rankings and awards over the years. She is ‘independently ranked’ for Private Wealth Law in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide 2023 and recommended in the Legal 500 2023. She has also been recognised in the Citywealth Leaders List and Eprivate Client. She is a valued author at LexisNexis, and a member of the LexisNexis private client consulting editorial board. Dhana is also an esteemed member of STEP and plays an active role on the committee for the STEP City of London branch.
JC Oliver Head of Innovation, Valley Ventures
JC Oliver is Head of Innovation at Valley Ventures, developing both business and product strategy, working with the network of companies that make up the Valley Ventures ecosystem. An award-winning Innovator & Investor, JC has worked across multiple verticals from Media & Entertainment to Finance & ESG, spending 10 years understanding tech and human behaviour as Global Head of Innovation for both Microsoft and Verizon/AOL. He co-founded Recast, a disruptive micropayments streaming platform, and Move78, a venture studio that operates at the intersection innovation and growth with a focus around web3, blockchain and tokenomics. His drop off is the crossroads of creativity x tech x business x sustainability, which he defines as the “Interspace of Growth”. He works directly with a number of HNWIs and wealth managers on future gaze strategies and is an advisor/ambassador for Dara5, a London-based VC firm specialising in gen z and gen alpha family wealth.
Louisiana Salge Head of Sustainability, EQ Investors
Louisiana joined EQ Investors, a dedicated sustainable wealth manager, in October 2018 after completing a Masters in sustainable business at Imperial College London. She joined EQ as a dedicated impact analyst, and in 2022 assumed the role of Head of Sustainability. She is now responsible for innovating EQ’s approach to sustainable investing. Louisiana also oversees EQ’s ESG and impact integration strategy across all assets, EQ’s stewardship efforts and sustainability data reporting. Previously, Louisiana graduated from UCL with a BSc in Geography and spent a year working for a Cleantech innovation research company before starting her masters. She now also holds the CFA IMC and CFA ESG Investing qualification.
Ravi Francis Partner (Head of Private Wealth Team), Gateley
Ravi is a partner at Gateley and heads up the London Private Wealth team. He acts for a range of U/HNW families and their advisers, professional service providers, entrepreneurs and investors. His clients are based all over the world, and are often internationally mobile. His expertise includes UK and cross-border tax planning, business structuring, and advice on succession/governance of wealth. This often involves the creation, restructuring and termination of wealth-holding structures such as offshore trusts and investment vehicles.
We are an independent wealth management and trust company. We provide advice, structuring and investment solutions; helping individuals and families preserve and enhance their assets for themselves or across generations.
As a privately owned business, our interests are wholly aligned with our clients. Our ethics and values – the intangibles that count – are at the core of everything we do. We were the first Jersey firm to become a UN Global Compact participant and are signatories to the UN PRI, consistent with Affinity’s commitment to sustainability.
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Registration and Networking Lunch
- Joe Moynihan, Chief Executive Officer, Jersey Finance
- Robert Peston, Political Editor, Broadcaster and Journalist
Panel 1: Political Risk in a Changing World: Implications for International Investors
- Moderator: Bruce Whitfield, Journalist
- Tom Le Feuvre, Director – External Relations, Government of Jersey
- Mahnaz Malik, Barrister and Arbitrator, Twenty Essex
- Jay Krause, Partner (Private Client and Tax), Withers
- Camilla Wallace, Partner, Wedlake Bell
Networking Afternoon Tea Break
Panel 2: Balancing Legacy and Sustainability: The Dual Responsibility of Wealth Management
- Moderator: Matthew Millard-Beer, Chief Executive Officer, Itriom
- Louisiana Salge, Head of Sustainability, EQ Investors
- Dhana Sabanathan, Partner (Tax, Trusts and Succession Team), Michelmores
- Ravi Francis, Partner (Head of Private Wealth Team), Gateley
- JC Oliver, Head of Innovation, Valley Ventures
- Steve Hewitt, Founder, Whanau
- Mark Brider, Chief Executive Officer, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity
- Joe Moynihan, Chief Executive Officer, Jersey Finance
Networking Drinks Reception