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Adam Wethered

Partner  |  Owl Private Office

England and Wales


Investment strategy
Advising clients
Managing businesses


Private Investment Firm


What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Working with international trustees and their beneficiaries as they go through very significant changes.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Happiness is meeting or exceeding expectations – so make sure you set clients’ expectations realistically.
Master the technical aspects of the business, but listening well and understanding people is even more important.
Focus on what clients need to buy, not what you want to sell.

What sets you apart from your peers?

A 47 year career in law and financial services.
Managing very large businesses at JP Morgan, as former Chairman of JP Morgan London Offices, Co-Head of Corporate Finance, EMEA, European COO, and Head of Private and Institutional Clients EMEA.
Since which, I have invested in several entrepreneurial businesses, and co-founded two smaller ones:
Lord North Street, a multi asset class discretionary private investment office, sold in 2014, and
Owl Private Office, an investment consulting office, serving UNHW families and endowments.

What is your favourite quote?

“Our best asset is the client’s belief in the integrity of our advice” JP Morgan Jnr.