Spear's Young Turk Awards 2012 Winners Announced
The first Spear’s Young Turk Awards were held at Jack Barclay, Berkeley Square last night (30 May). The awards, recognising the rising stars, aged under 35, of all fields in the private client industries, from wealth management to art advisory, were hosted by actress and campaigner Georgina Rylance and Spear’s editor-in-chief William Cash.
Spear’s decided to recognise outstanding individuals from new or less traditional private-client firms, such as David Nelson from Towry and Bradley Williams from Family Law in Partnership, not just the obvious or long-established companies.
Guests in attendance included: Sir Mark and Lady Thatcher, Thomas van Straubenzee, Alan and Gina Miller, Rupert Adams, Nathalie Dauriac-Stoebe, Alexander Dayekh, Edmondo di Robilant, HE Ambassador Alain Economides, Fritz Kaiser, Baldassare La Rizza, Sir Mark Weinberg, Victoria Tryon, Jamie MacLeod, the Earl of Westmorland, Daniel Pinto, Adam Wethered, Richard Nunneley, Prince and Princess Geoffrey Galitzine, John Dorrance, Isabella Brancolini, John O'Brien, Harry Lawson Johnson, and Lady Renwick.
Spear’s editor-in-chief William Cash says: ‘Spear’s has always recognised and cultivated young talent in the private client world, so it made perfect sense to host these awards. We hope that by doing so we can draw attention to the full range of rising stars in every field, from finance to art, and endorse them to our readers as future trusted advisers.’
In her introduction, Georgina Rylance compared the worlds of acting and finance: ‘First, the audition – or as you call it, the beauty parade. Thrown into a room with complete strangers, forced to speak a script you don’t believe, rejected in favour of a toothy eighteen-year old – you bankers have got it tough… And I won’t even mention the casting couch.’
The winners included Bradley Williams, Family Law in Partnership (Family Lawyer), Nathalie Dauriac-Stoebe, Signia Wealth, and David Nelson, Towry (Wealth Manager) and Harry Lawson Johnston, LJ Group, and Adam Proctor, Citi Private Bank (Private Banker).
The Spear's Young Turk Awards 2012 are in association with Bentley | HR Owen, Chesterton Humberts and Red Book.
Private Banker, sponsored by Chesterton Humberts
Adam Proctor at Citi Private Bank and Harry Lawson Johnston at LJ Group
What the judges said: Harry Lawson Johnston ‘has been very successful as an entrepreneur in the UHNW investment management, corporate finance and administration businesses. Since he founded the LJ Group in 2009 he has personally been responsible for adding one billion dollars of assets under management.’
Adam Proctor ‘is a business winner with a book of over five hundred million pounds and a relationship manager with masters-level qualifications in investment finance. The judges said that he in particular was effective, a good businessman with a personal touch, and has the ability to go a long way.’
Bradley Williams at FLiP
What the judge said: ‘Acting for Mrs B in the case of B versus S, [Bradley Williams] demonstrated a very high standard of ability by identifying a legal point that hadn't been pursued in the case and developing it with a client whose first language was not English. He has also been involved in far more of the big cases this year than the other candidates.’
Tax and Trust Lawyer:
Hayden Bailey at Boodle Hatfield
What the judge said: Hayden Bailey ‘is a man unafraid of hard work. Completing three stages of a mock Tour de France at the same time as passing the Chartered Institute of Taxation exams in 2010, he has an exceptional work ethic. His past year’s work shows that he builds on his technical understanding to humanise private client law and give his clients the very highest standard of service.’
Nicola Roberts at Deloitte
What the judges said: Nicola Roberts is ‘a rising star in a large firm who has demonstrated her wide experience and is clearly on an outstanding career path’.
Nathalie Dauriac-Stoebe at Signia and David Nelson at Towry
What the judges said: Nathalie Dauriac-Stoebe ‘has started her own business, leaving a large bank for the insecurity of a new venture, and she now has two point two billions pounds under management, as well as a team of twenty and an office on Connaught Place’.
David Nelson is ‘a star of an increasingly high net worth practice whose nomination was supported by the chairmen of some of London’s biggest private client firms and who has an extremely bright future’.
Constanze Kubern of Constanze Kubern Art Advisory
What the judges said: Contanze Kubern ‘combines her passion for art gained at Sotheby’s together with financial acumen acquired at Castlestone to successfully manage a fast-growing practice of her own’.
Property Adviser, sponsored by Red Book
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What the judges said: Roarie Scarisbrick ‘produced evidence for extraordinary figures for one person, which are all the more impressive considering that the other nominees have large estate agent firms behind them, whereas he relies on his own contacts’.
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