Top Ten UHNW Wealth Managers
Camilla Stowell is a force in the industry with more than 20 years’ experience, having previously worked in client management roles at Lloyds Private Banking, Drummonds and Schroders Private Bank, before joining Coutts Private Office in 2007. She was appointed head of the private office and Coutts International in May 2015, where she continues to manage a portfolio of UHNW clients while overseeing the management of the businesses.
Stowell has noticed a surge in enquiries from UHNWs keen to do business in the UK over the past 12 months, especially from Asia, the US and South America. Another development is Coutts Invest – a new online investment tool for clients, which feeds into a series of ‘dynamically managed’ multi-asset-class strategies using passive investments. This new venture has generated ‘extremely positive reviews’, says Stowell: ‘It suits a number of clients… providing them with full flexibility and control. It even lets me put my money where my mouth is and enjoy the Coutts house performance.’
Stowell is also committed to RBS’s executive sponsorship programme to help develop women’s careers. Away from the office, she ran the Yorkshire Three Peaks for the staff charity of the year, Coram. ‘Now that’s over I can indulge myself with watching Formula One, practising shooting clays, and borrowing my foster dog, Diego, as an excuse to go for long walks and enjoy Sunday lunches,’ she says.