Family   offices   and   institutional   investors   navigate   a   plethora   of   risks   on   a daily    basis    but    political    uncertainty    is,    perhaps,    one    of    the    biggest challenges. The   United   Kingdom’s   decision   to   leave   the   European   Union   in   2016   was widely    unanticipated    and    three    years    later    there    is    still    no    concrete direction.   However,   London-based   Conrad   Family   Office,   an   independent multi-family   office,   remains   optimistic   about   the   country’s   prospects   as   a great place to invest and do business. We   spoke   with   Brian   West,   private   client   manager,   to   learn   more   about Conrad’s outlook and dig to the roots of its optimism.
IMPACT OF BREXIT ON U.K. INVESTMENTS: Q&A WITH CONRAD FAMILY OFFICE'S BRIAN WEST
Perhaps   for   the   first   since   Tony   Blair   came   to   power   it   can   be   said,   with justification, that we have an optimistic prime minister. For   an   optimist   the   road   can   often   be   bumpy   but   crucially   it   is   always leading somewhere. Whatever   his   faults,   Boris   Johnson   is,   by   nature,   an   optimist   and   with   this optimism     and     positivity     comes     a     feel-good     factor     that     encourages spending and investment and boosts the economy. Little    surprise    then    that    within    days    of    the    Conservatives    impressive election   victory   last   month   Hong   Kong   based   K&K   Property   Holdings   paid £130m for Orion House, an office building in Covent Garden.
FOREIGNERS ARE INVESTING IN BREXIT BRITAIN
Having   worked   increasingly   closely   with   each   other   in   recent   months   the   management   teams   at   Conrad   and   deVere   are   delighted   to   confirm   that   they   have now entered a more formal partnership arrangement. Established   in   2002   by   CEO   Nigel   Green,   deVere   has   grown   rapidly   to   become   one   of   the   world’s   leading   independent   financial   advisory   organisations. Green   recognised   that   with   the   growth   of   a   truly   global   economy,   more   and   more   people   were   developing   an   international   outlook   and   focussing   on opportunities   abroad.   From   inception,   deVere   sought   to   ensure   that   its   expatriate   clients   developed,   maintained   and   grew   their   wealth   by   providing uniquely tailored and bespoke financial planning. Nearly   twenty   years   on   and   the   numbers   speak   for   themselves.   Today,   deVere   has   well   over   80,000   clients   in   more   than   100   different   countries   and   in excess   of   $10   billion   under   advice   and   administration.   A   multi   award   winning   team,   backed   up   with   cutting   edge   fintech   capability,   means   deVere   is   truly   at the forefront of the advisory industry. Crucially   people,   not   numbers,   remains   at   the   core   of   both   the   deVere   and   Conrad   ethos,   with   both   recognising   that   the   success   of   their   clients   is   key   to their   own   success.   Together   they   combine   vast   experience   assisting   overseas   investors   in   a   wide   range   of   services,   particularly   ways   in   which   they   can   take advantage of London’s once again booming high end property market. Several exciting initiatives are already in the pipeline… John Clifford, Managing Director, Conrad Family Office commented: “Over   the   last   year   we   have   forged   ever   closer   links   with   the   excellent   team   at   deVere   Group.   With   a   shared   passion   for   delivering   only   the   very   best customer service and many synergies, the start of spring feels like a particularly appropriate time to announce this exciting new partnership” George Burgess, Head of Institutional Real Estate, deVere Group commented: "From   the   moment   we   first   met   with   John   and   his   team   it   was   abundantly   clear   that   their   knowledge   of   the   London   and   wider   UK   property   market   was quite   simply   vast.   They   are   a   close-knit   team   with   a   family   ethos   and   a   shared   passion   for   customer   service   and   we   look   forward   to   work   more   closely   with them as the year progresses.”
CONRAD FAMILY OFFICE JOINS FORCES WITH THE DEVERE GROUP.
Family   offices   and   institutional   investors   navigate   a   plethora   of   risks   on   a daily    basis    but    political    uncertainty    is,    perhaps,    one    of    the    biggest challenges. The   United   Kingdom’s   decision   to   leave   the   European   Union   in   2016   was widely    unanticipated    and    three    years    later    there    is    still    no    concrete direction.   However,   London-based   Conrad   Family   Office,   an   independent multi-family   office,   remains   optimistic   about   the   country’s   prospects   as   a great place to invest and do business. We   spoke   with   Brian   West,   private   client   manager,   to   learn   more   about Conrad’s outlook and dig to the roots of its optimism.
IMPACT   OF   BREXIT   ON   U.K.   INVESTMENTS:   Q&A WITH CONRAD FAMILY OFFICE'S BRIAN WEST
Perhaps   for   the   first   since   Tony   Blair   came   to   power   it   can   be   said,   with justification, that we have an optimistic prime minister. For   an   optimist   the   road   can   often   be   bumpy   but   crucially   it   is   always leading somewhere. Whatever   his   faults,   Boris   Johnson   is,   by   nature,   an   optimist   and   with   this optimism   and   positivity   comes   a   feel-good   factor   that   encourages   spending and investment and boosts the economy. Little    surprise    then    that    within    days    of    the    Conservatives    impressive election   victory   last   month   Hong   Kong   based   K&K   Property   Holdings   paid £130m for Orion House, an office building in Covent Garden.
FOREIGNERS    ARE    INVESTING    IN    BREXIT BRITAIN
Having   worked   increasingly   closely   with   each   other   in   recent   months   the management   teams   at   Conrad   and   deVere   are   delighted   to   confirm   that they have now entered a more formal partnership arrangement. Established    in    2002    by    CEO    Nigel    Green,    deVere    has    grown    rapidly    to become     one     of     the     world’s     leading     independent     financial     advisory organisations.    Green    recognised    that    with    the    growth    of    a    truly    global economy,   more   and   more   people   were   developing   an   international   outlook and   focussing   on   opportunities   abroad.   From   inception,   deVere   sought   to ensure    that    its    expatriate    clients    developed,    maintained    and    grew    their wealth by providing uniquely tailored and bespoke financial planning. Nearly    twenty    years    on    and    the    numbers    speak    for    themselves.    Today, deVere   has   well   over   80,000   clients   in   more   than   100   different   countries and   in   excess   of   $10   billion   under   advice   and   administration.   A   multi   award winning   team,   backed   up   with   cutting   edge   fintech   capability,   means   deVere is truly at the forefront of the advisory industry. Crucially   people,   not   numbers,   remains   at   the   core   of   both   the   deVere   and Conrad   ethos,   with   both   recognising   that   the   success   of   their   clients   is   key to    their    own    success.    Together    they    combine    vast    experience    assisting overseas   investors   in   a   wide   range   of   services,   particularly   ways   in   which they   can   take   advantage   of   London’s   once   again   booming   high   end   property market. Several exciting initiatives are already in the pipeline… John Clifford, Managing Director, Conrad Family Office commented: “Over   the   last   year   we   have   forged   ever   closer   links   with   the   excellent   team at   deVere   Group.   With   a   shared   passion   for   delivering   only   the   very   best customer    service    and    many    synergies,    the    start    of    spring    feels    like    a particularly appropriate time to announce this exciting new partnership” George    Burgess,    Head    of    Institutional    Real    Estate,    deVere    Group commented: "From   the   moment   we   first   met   with   John   and   his   team   it   was   abundantly clear   that   their   knowledge   of   the   London   and   wider   UK   property   market was   quite   simply   vast.   They   are   a   close-knit   team   with   a   family   ethos   and   a shared   passion   for   customer   service   and   we   look   forward   to   work   more closely with them as the year progresses.”
CONRAD     FAMILY     OFFICE     JOINS     FORCES WITH THE DEVERE GROUP.
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