Bev will be responsible for managing a number of international high-net-worth client relationships, working with their families and advisers around the globe, assisting them with the management and coordination of their day-to-day and long-term financial needs.

Bev is based in Stonehage Fleming’s Jersey office and reports to Ana Ventura, Head of Family Office Jersey. Her appointment is effective immediately.

With over 16 years’ investment banking and financial services experience, Bev joins Stonehage Fleming from Absa Bank Limited in South Africa (formerly part of the Barclays’ group), where she served as a Director in the Investment Banking Global Finance team, joining in 2011. Bev led a team of bankers and was part of the senior management team responsible for a c.£4 billion loan book, and new business origination.

Bev trained as an accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in South Africa, later moving to the firm’s  New York office following qualification. She returned to South Africa to join Bravura, a boutique corporate advisory firm in 2008. Bev is a member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) and STEP affiliate, with post graduate diplomas in Corporate Law and Tax Law.

Commenting on the appointment, Ana Ventura, Partner and Head of Family Office Jersey said: “I am thrilled to welcome Bev to Stonehage Fleming. She brings extensive experience to our already existing talented and dedicated team. We have seen an increased demand for services that facilitate internationally mobile multigenerational families and wealth creators who are becoming leading families of the future. Her appointment reflects the importance of our continued role as their most trusted advisers.”

Bev Stewart said: “I am delighted to join Stonehage Fleming and work alongside such a talented team. I have been impressed by the Group’s culture of excellence and high quality in everything it does. They are true pioneers within the family office industry, and I look forward to working with my new colleagues.”