From the ‘Middle Eastern prince and princess’ and London-bound billionaires to ‘traders and investors buying buildings from overseas’, Ian Cooke is your global go-to. ‘I love the breadth of UHNW clients we see day-in and day-out,’ he says. ‘The insights, opinions and approaches to deals from these individuals make life interesting and enjoyable – certainly never dull but sometimes rather full-on!’
Cooke has seen a ‘very significant’ cash surge into London from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Turkey. Brexit hasn’t deterred them as they ‘operate on a global stage and see Brexit-related currency advantages in moving funds into sterling assets’.