Spear’s 500 Live in association with The OWO Residences by Raffles

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Why Attend?

Spear’s 500 Live in association with The OWO Residences by Raffles is the in-person, one-day event that brings the world of Spear’s to life that will take place on Wednesday 7th September.

No other media brand covers the world of wealth and (U)HNWs like Spear’s, spanning wealth management & investing, philanthropy, property, reputation, family law, tax, and luxury lifestyle – only ever covering the very best in the field and those who work with HNWs.

This enables Spear’s to create a genuinely unique environment for high-net-worth individuals and the people who advise them.

Key topics:
The Global Economy in 2022 and beyond
Sector specific panel discussions:
- Wealth Management
- Super-prime property
- Succession planning
- Philanthropy
- Luxury Assets
Debate: Examinations: good or bad?

Who attends?
Leading advisers to (U)HNWs who are ranked as a Top Ten (or Topflight) adviser in the latest edition of the Spears 500.

Spear’s 500 Live in association with The OWO Residences by Raffles helps wealth managers, lawyers and other private client professionals to navigate the world of their high-net-worth clients. Covering the broad expanse of HNW issues – from wealth to reputation management, super-prime property, family law and luxury assets, the event is also attended by members of the elusive (U)HNW community at the core of Spear’s readership.

For any sponsorship enquiries, please contact Shady Elkholy: Shady.Elkholy@spearswms.com

This is a CPD certified event, allowing you to earn CPD points if you attend. CPD is the holistic commitment of professionals towards enhancement of personal skills and proficiency throughout their careers.

Agenda

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  • Wed Sep 7th

Speakers

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Charlie Walsh MRICS
Director and Head of Residential Sales & Marketing at Westminster Development Services (The Old War Office)

Charlie has been a significant force in international property investment since his early, notable transactions in the City of London which included the HSBC Tower and Walbrook Square. He left the UK for further success in Asia and the GCC, but was persuaded back to London after being headhunted to spearhead the launch of the Lodha Group UK. For Lodha, Charlie oversaw several flagship projects, including Lincoln Square, No. 1 Grosvenor Square and Holland Park Gate; experiences which led Charlie to join Westminster Development Services (WDS) in 2020 for the most ambitious and exciting project so far.

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Dan McCrum
Investigative Reporter, Financial Times; Author of Money Men: A Hot Startup, A Billion Dollar Fraud, A Fight for the Truth

Dan McCrum is a member of the Financial Times investigations team who has spent 15 years writing about business from New York and London. His reporting has been recognised with more than a dozen awards and prizes, including journalist of the year at the 2020 British Press Awards. His first book Money Men tells the astonishing inside story of the multi-billion-dollar Wirecard fraud and how, as he dug deeper, he encountered strange and dangerous worlds of short sellers and whistleblowers, pornographers and private militias, hackers and spies.

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Matthew Braithwaite
Partner, Private Client, Wedlake Bell and co-chair of STEP’s Business Families Special Interest Group (SIG) Steering Committee

Matt advises a wide range of UK and international clients, from individuals, families, trustees, beneficiaries and family offices on a wide range of private client issues, including UK tax, estate and succession planning.

Matt acts for high net worth individuals and families including business owners, professional executives and entrepreneurs. Matt advises on the establishment and use of trusts and other wealth holding structures, and also on the succession of family trusts and businesses and governance issues.

He also advises on Wills and wider estate and succession planning issues.

Matt assisted UK resident and domiciled family business owners with their succession planning including gifting of shares in the business to the next generation, corporate advice to support the succession of the business and personal support concerning the preparation of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Matt has advised UK resident US persons and UK nationals resident in the US in connection with their succession and estate planning, working with US advisors to ensure a joined up approach with both tax advice and Will drafting.
Matt has providing ‘pre-arrival’ UK tax planning to non-UK domiciled persons coming to the UK from, amongst other countries, Hong Kong.
Matt regularly provides UK tax advice to both UK and international clients in connection with the purchase of high value UK residential property. He also regularly drafts Wills, lasting powers of attorneys and lifetime trusts to mitigate tax or carry out estate or succession planning.

Matt trained at Bath-based Stone King and upon qualifying as a solicitor in 2005 he practised as a solicitor in Bath before moving to London with Stone King in 2008 to develop the firm’s private client services.

In 2011 Matt joined BDO in London as a Senior Tax Manager in their Private Client Services department before moving back into the legal world in 2013 to take up role in the Private Wealth at another London based law firm. He joined Wedlake Bell as a Partner in 2018.

Matt is Co-Chair of the firm’s Social Mobility Network and responsible for coordinating initiatives to give career opportunities to prospective lawyers from less well represented social and ethnic backgrounds.

Matt is a full-time member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Co-Chair of STEP’s Business Families Special Interest Group Steering Committee.

Matt has co-authored chapters for the International Comparative Legal Guide: Private Client, including a series chartering the reforms to the taxation of UK residential property and has written widely for industry publications and the national press. Matt also talks at industry conferences both in the UK and internationally.

Matt is listed in Citywealth’s Leaders List 2018 and was awarded silver for Partner of the Year at the Citywealth Future Leader Awards 2016.

Matt was listed in the eprivateclient “Top 35 Under 35” in 2014 and 2015.

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Robert Amsterdam
Lawyer, Amsterdam & Partners LLP

Robert Amsterdam is an international lawyer with more than 40 years of experience working on high-profile disputes in emerging markets. His law firm Amsterdam & Partners LLP, with offices in London and Washington DC, focuses on innovative approaches to complex litigation, arbitration, and
white collar defence in matters featuring political and policy dimensions.
Amsterdam has represented numerous high net worth individuals and family businesses to navigate disputes, address sanctions and compliance issues, and enter new markets and opportunities. In his corporate practise, he has been engaged by a number of multinational energy and mining corporations to advise on disputes with government, while also representing sovereigns
in litigation with foreign investors.
His political advocacy practice has led to his retention by several world leaders, such as the Government of the Republic of Turkey, the former Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra, former President of Zambia Rupiah Banda, Ugandan MP Robert Kyagulanyi (Bobi Wine), former Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria, among other high profile
figures.
With significant experience on the ground in emerging economies across Africa, Asia, Eurasia, and Latin America, Amsterdam specialises in "bet the company" cases. He has achieved major arbitration awards for major corporations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and the Four Seasons Hotel &
Resorts Group, while also advising companies on opening new markets and managing political risk.
Amsterdam has also represented high-profile political prisoners, such as the former head of the Yukos oil company in Russia, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, and the Venezuelan businessman Eligio Cedeño, both of whom were successfully released. He is the recipient of the Global Pro Bono Dispute Award from The
American Lawyer.
As a prolific columnist and blogger, Amsterdam’s writings have been published in the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and Forbes, among other publications.
Amsterdam has made several television appearances on networks such as CNN, CNBC, Bloomberg, BBC, and Fox News.
Amsterdam is a member of the Canadian and International Bar Associations, and is qualified as a solicitor in the United Kingdom. He earned his BA from Carleton University in Ottawa, and studied law at Queen’s University in Ontario (LLB).

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Rupert Phelps
Family office expert

Rupert Phelps is a dedicated advisor to business-owning families and single family offices on stewardship, strategic governance, family dynamics, succession planning, philanthropy and next generation preparation. Extensive network of relevant intermediaries for families with substantial private capital.

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Ian Douglas
Head of Research, Spear’s
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Richard Rogerson
CEO, RFR Property

Richard is the CEO of RFR, a leading, independent advisory firm specialising in prime and super prime property in London. As head of the firm’s advisory practice, Richard has discreetly advised on some of the most high profile, high value and highly sensitive transactions in London.

Prior to founding RFR, Richard was a lawyer and partner at Allen & Overy and Macfarlanes (in both London and Singapore) where he specialised in private equity and finance.

A respected commentator on the London market in both the written and broadcast media, Richard is consistently rated in the top tiers of the most highly recommended property advisors in London by the leading directories and was named ‘Property Adviser of the Year’ by Spear’s in 2019.

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Tilly Harrison
Director, Ninety Watches & Jewellery

Tilly Harrison is the Director of Ninety Watches & Jewellery, the brand which aims to combine the most sought after and rarest of watches and jewellery with tailored, exemplary service; all housed in a beautiful Mayfair boutique.

No stranger to the high-end market, having previously worked at David Morris and Richard Mille, Tilly decided to combine this with her years of knowledge of the auction house industry to create a concept which provides the consumer with a luxury experience within the pre-owned market.

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Chris Hawes
Deputy Editor, Spear’s

Chris Hawes is Deputy Editor of Spear's. Chris was formerly an Editor and writer at The Economist, focusing on business, economics, and wealth.

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Michael Doerr
CEO, Oeno Group

Michael Doerr, Oeno Group’s CEO, has been a passionate wine collector and investor before he decided to take his position within Oeno. His forward-thinking strategy has proved pivotal in establishing Oeno as an innovative and contemporary fine wine merchant. An avid afficionado of vintage Champagne and well-structured reds from mainly Bordeaux, Tuscany and the New World.

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Alec Marsh
Contributing Editor, Spear’s 

Alec is contributing editor of Spear’s, and a contributor to the New Statesman. He was editor of Spear’s from 2017-2020 and has written for The Spectator, Country Life and the Financial Times, and written regularly for titles including The Times, Daily Telegraph, and Daily Mail. A BSME award-winning editor, Alec has interviewed many leading figures in British political and business life over the last two decades and writes on a broad range of topics including world affairs, politics and economics. His debut novel, 'Rule Britannia', is published by Headline Accent. ‘Enemy of the Raj’, his second novel, is published in September 2020.

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Andrew Dickey
Divisional Director, Precious Metals, The Royal Mint

Andrew joined The Royal Mint’s precious metals division in January 2020, following a successful senior career in media and communications. Under his leadership, The Royal Mint’s precious metals business has grown exponentially, providing bullion investment products and services in the United Kingdom and internationally, whilst growing market share.

Trusted by thousands of investors all over the world, The Royal Mint offers gold, silver and platinum bullion coins and bars approved by Her Majesty, The Queen. Established over 1,100 years ago, The Royal Mint is the UK’s oldest organisation, and is known as the United Kingdom’s trusted home of precious metals. Their range of bullion coins include the iconic Britannia - which was recently redesigned to incorporate four state-of-the-art security features, making it the most visually secure bullion coin in the world, and the renowned Sovereign, known as 'the chief coin of the world' due to its longstanding history and international prevalence.

Their bullion coins are exempt of capital gains tax (CGT) for UK residents, and their gold coins are VAT-free. Their investment-grade bars come in a variety of sizes, ranging from 1g to 400oz. The Royal Mint also offers a range of responsibly-sourced and physically-backed digital precious metals saving and trading programmes suited for all of life's chapters; from growing a golden nest egg for a child via Little Treasures, to preparing for a golden retirement via Gold for Pensions as well as a physical gold ETF.

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Camilla Dell
Managing Partner, Black Brick Property Solutions LLP

Camilla Dell is Managing Partner and founder of Black Brick Property Solutions LLP and has worked in the London property market since 2002. She is highly experienced in meeting the needs of demanding domestic and international property buyers.

During her career to date, Camilla worked for two of London’s largest and most successful estate agencies, Foxtons and Knight Frank, before setting up Black Brick in January 2007. Since then, Camilla has grown the firm from a two-person start-up to London’s largest independent buying consultancy. The Black Brick team collectively boasts over 100 years’ experience in the London property market and has successfully sourced and acquired in excess of £1 billion of residential property for private clients.

Camilla’s professional, energetic and tenacious approach to property finding, her total dedication to her clients’ needs and her expert negotiation skills have won her huge loyalty and trust amongst her clients who include some of the world’s most successful businessmen and entrepreneurs.

Black Brick has a high profile in the residential property sector and Camilla is frequently asked to comment in the press and speak at large international events about the London and UK property market including the Bloomberg Markets Most Influential Summit 2015 and the FT Weekend Festival 2021. Camilla was voted in the Telegraph’s Property Power List as one of the top 25 most influential people in British property, won Spear’s 2013 Property Adviser of the Year award and was voted as one of London’s top 10 buying agents in Spears 500 2022 Property Advisor Index. The firm is regularly included in the Spears 500, an essential guide for high net worth clients, has consistently ranked in the top 5 most influential, successful & connected prime residential property acquisition specialists in Britain by PrimeResi and is regularly ranked in Chambers High Net Worth Guide.

Camilla lives in North West London with her husband and two daughters. In her spare time Camilla sits on the committee for Norwood, a leading charity supporting vulnerable children, families and people with learning disabilities. She also enjoys high adrenaline sports and is a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Staff Instructor.

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Catherine Grum
Head of Family Office Services, BDO

Catherine is head of Family Office Services at BDO. She advises families and family offices around family office establishment, strategy, family governance and succession. She believes that when families understand their values and the purpose of their wealth, they can build on much stronger foundations and, by aligning their structures and activities with this, create sustainable long-term solutions.
She has worked with family offices for nearly 20 years, gaining a unique perspective from the combination of roles she has held. This has included heading a private office and sitting on the board of three international trust companies (Salamanca Group) and coordinating wealth structuring with investment management (Barclays Wealth). This all built on her training as a private client lawyer at Allen & Overy.
Recognized as a thought-leader in the family office industry, Catherine has previously been named as one of EPrivate Client’s 50 Most Influential, one of Family Capital’s Top 100 Family Influencers and in the Private Client Global Elite. She has written, spoken and been interviewed on topics ranging from next generation planning to impact and sustainable investing.
Catherine has an MA in Jurisprudence from Oxford University, is a Trust & Estates Practitioner (STEP) and Certificated Family Business Adviser

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John Arlidge
Luxury Editor, Spear's
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Dr Linda Yueh
Fellow in Economics, St Edmund Hall, Oxford University

Dr Linda Yueh is Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University, Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School, and Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

She is Chair of Baillie Gifford's The Schiehallion Fund Ltd and Non-Executive Director of Rentokil Initial plc, SEGRO plc and Fidelity China Special Situations plc. She is an Adviser to the UK Board of Trade and was a Member of the Independent Review Panel on Ring-fencing and Proprietary Trading.

She has written/edited 10 books. Her latest book is The Great Economists: How Their Ideas Can Help Us Today, which was The Times’s Best Business Books of the Year, and Newsweek magazine’s Best Books of the Year.

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Stephen Bayley
Author, Critic, Columnist, Consultant, Broadcaster, Debater and Curator

Stephen Bayley is an author, critic, columnist, consultant, broadcaster, debater and curator. His best-selling books and award-winning journalism have, over the past thirty years, changed the way the world thinks about design. With Terence Conran he created the influential Boilerhouse Project in the Victoria & Albert Museum. This became London’s most successful exhibition space during the eighties and evolved into the influential Design Museum which was opened in 1989.

He is a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, a Honorary Fellow of the RIBA, a Honorary Fellow of the University of Wales and a Fellow of Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.

He writes for a huge range of national and international consumer, trade and professional publications including: The Independent, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, Sud Deutsches Zeitung, GQ, Conde Nast Traveller, Vanity Fair, Car, Red Bulletin, The Official Ferrari Magazine, The Financial Times, The Lady and Octane. He is a contributing editor of GQ and Management Today.

stephenbayley.com

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Emily Carver
Head of Media, The Institute of Economic Affairs

Emily Carver is head of media at the Institute of Economic Affairs. She is a columnist at Conservative Home and a regulator contributor across the national media.

Prior to joining the IEA in November 2019, Emily worked as Policy Adviser to a Conservative MP. She has a degree in French and German from the University of Bristol and an MSc in European Politics from the London School of Economics.

Follow Emily on Twitter @CarverEmily

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Hector Moreno
Principal, Blackstone’s Private Wealth Solutions Group

Hector Moreno is a Principal within Blackstone’s Private Wealth Solutions Group based in London. Mr. Moreno is responsible for building and deepening client relationships across the UK, Middle East and Iberia. Private Wealth Solutions’ mission is to bring institutional quality products across a broad spectrum of alternative asset classes to individual investors and their advisors.
Prior to joining Blackstone in 2021, Mr. Moreno spent three years at Citi Private Bank as an Investment Counsellor covering the UK, Ireland and Spain with responsibility for bringing the full breadth of Citi’s investment capabilities to his clients. He was also a member of the Regional Investment Committee where he helped identify thematic investment ideas to implement Citi’s view.
Mr. Moreno began his career at Barclays Private Bank, holding a number of roles from Deputy Chief of Staff within the office of the Chief Executive to Investment Advisor in Hong Kong and London. Mr. Moreno received a First Class Honours BSc. in Money, Banking and Finance from the University of Birmingham, the Investment Management Certificate and is a CFA Charterholder.

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Fiona McKenzie
Head, Carfax Education UAE

Fiona's comprehensive understanding of the education sector has been built up over 30 years of working in schools and education consultancy, in locations as varied as South Africa, Australia, the U.K., and the U.A.E. Fiona has worked with hundreds of families guiding them to make the best educational choices for their children whether at school or university level. As Head of Global Consultancy at Carfax Education, Fiona’s team advise families from across the globe, including the Middle East, Russia and China. They offer bespoke solutions for each family’s education needs with schools guidance, private tutoring, residential placements, homeschooling, university preparation and career mentoring. Fiona regularly contributes to education journals, radio shows and panel discussions in the UK, and the UAE.

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Robert Jackman
Contributor, Spear’s

Robert Jackman writes for Spear's, The Spectator, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail and others.

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Przemyslaw Koger
Director & Head of Relationship Management Malta, Alter Domus

Przemyslaw joined Alter Domus in November 2013 after a solid career at PwC London. He has over 15 years of experience in financial services and sits on board of Alter Domus regulated entities both in Malta and Luxembourg. He is an approved person by the Malta Financial Services Authority and the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF). Furthermore he sits on the boards of asset holding and other companies for a range of Private Equity and Real Estate clients.

Prior to joining Alter Domus, Przemyslaw was part of the asset management assurance practice of PwC where he managed audits of an extensive portfolio of private equity and real estate clients as well as traditional asset managers. He has significant and diverse experience in the financial services sector and during his career was involved in controls assurance work, new fund launches, valuations of unlisted investments and review of incentive schemes. Przemyslaw also has strong technical knowledge of IFRS, UK GAAP, GAPSME and regulatory framework in Malta, Luxembourg and the UK.

Przemyslaw qualified as a chartered accountant with PwC and has a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics. His also a member of the Institute of Directors in the UK and hold a STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) diploma.

 Przemyslaw speaks English and Polish  

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David Gwyther
Business Development Director, Butterfield Mortgages

David joined Butterfield’s UK mortgage team in 2018. He was previously Head of Credit at EFG Private Bank. David has 40 years of experience in the financial services sector having started his career at Barclay’s Bank in 1982. David first joined EFG Private Bank in 2001 as part of the Credit Team where he spent five successful years before he was appointed Head of Credit in 2006 at Butterfield Private Bank - a position he held for over 10 years.
In his current role, David is focused on the UK residential mortgages market and meeting the needs of prospective and existing high-net-worth clients and intermediaries.
Tel: + (441) 203 871 6943 l Email: david.gwyther@butterfieldgroup.com

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Nicola Brentnall
CEO, Ajaz.org

Nicola has spent her career in the UK voluntary sector, sitting on all sides of the table - as funder, co-founder, trustee, consultant, Company Secretary and CEO. In philanthropy, Nicola led the spend out of The Queen's Trust and established a new, international grant-making operation, The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, in 2016. Nicola now leads Ajaz.org, a grant-making fellowship that primarily funds organisations that help children and families facing difficult days.

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Mark Greer
Managing Director, Philanthropy Services, Charities Aid Foundation

Mark Greer is managing director of philanthropy services at the Charities Aid Foundation, where he works with wealth managers, family offices and professional advisors to provide world class philanthropy services for clients and their families. He oversees CAF's philanthropy services including donor advised funds for private clients, corporate giving services, grant making services and our social investment arm CAF Venturesome.

Mark joined CAF in 2016 to lead the CAF American Donor Fund team, working with private clients and their families to help achieve their philanthropic goals around the world.

Mark has spent much of his professional life working with people to help them realise their philanthropic ambitions. Mark’s knowledge includes philanthropy and philanthropy advice, social investment, fundraising, major donors, cross border giving, donor advised funds and other charitable giving vehicles.

Prior to joining CAF, Mark worked as Philanthropy Director at UK Community Foundations and the CEO of the Beacon Awards for Philanthropy. Earlier in his career, Mark led programmes engaged in intercultural work and community development as well as working for a British MP and an ultra high net worth family in Miami, Florida.

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Neal Hudson
Director, Residential Analysts Ltd

Neal founded Residential Analysts in 2017 and in 2019 launched BuiltPlace, a housing market
research resource and network for some of the UK’s leading independent built environment analysts
and researchers.
He also works as a research expert for LonRes, where he runs analyses on London’s prime housing
markets, and is a Visiting Fellow in Real Estate and Planning at Henley Business School.
Recognised as a leading authority on the property market, Neal is frequently quoted in the
broadsheet press and is a regular contributor and opinion columnist to the Financial Times.
Neal previously worked for Savills where for 11 years, he worked as a residential analyst in their
research team. In 2014 he was seconded to Legal & General where he worked on the Lyons Housing
Review. He also worked for IBM prior to studying physics at Imperial College London.

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Edwin Smith
Editor, Spear’s

Edwin Smith is the Editor of Spear's Magazine. His writing has been published in newspapers such as the Telegraph, Guardian, Daily Mail and Evening Standard, as well as magazines including WIRED, Esquire, the Spectator and Private Eye. He has also carried out consultancy projects, working with UBS, Google, KPMG and other multinationals.

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John Caudwell
Entrepreneur, Business Leader and Philanthropist

John Caudwell was born on 7 October 1952 in Birmingham, England. Originally from the Midlands, his family moved and settled in Stoke-on-Trent in north Staffordshire, an area which has always battled with economic and social challenges.

John was aware of his entrepreneurial and creative streak even as a child, engaging in schemes as varied as growing worms in a box under his mother’s bed which he would then sell to fishermen, collecting gift coupons from cigarette packets and selling the goods he bought with them, and selling motorcycle clothing – a business so successful that the manufacturer eventually blocked his supply after complaints from competitors.

John abandoned his A-levels in favour of something more practical, and began an engineering apprenticeship at the Michelin Tyre factory in Stoke-on-Trent.

But it was in the mid-1980s, when operating a successful car dealership in Stoke, that he turned a business problem into a business opportunity.

Ever proactive, John would search for cars for customers if they asked for something he didn’t have in stock. One of the sources of these cars was auctions – John would see a car about to come through, and then phone a prospective customer to see if they were interested. But there was a challenge: one payphone and lots of car dealers resulted in many missed sales.

John had heard about mobile phones, but knew little about them. He researched and approached one manufacturer to buy one. The price for a single unit was £1,600. He asked if they would do a deal on two, which was agreed but only on the basis that John would start a dealership. In turn, it resulted in an agreement between the two parties which entailed buying 26 handsets.

It took nine months to sell these 26 phones to local plumbers, taxi drivers and television repairmen at a price of £2,000 each. The company made a loss every month for the first two years of operations.

However, John’s entrepreneurial spirit and foresight transformed the business from a small dealership to a wholesale distributor, with turnover reaching £13 million in 1991, making it the UK’s largest independent distributor of mobile phones.

Turnover increased from £13 million in 1991 to over £1 billion in 2000. In 1996 and 1997, the Caudwell Group was named the UK’s fastest-growing company for two years in succession.
John could see the end of the growth days looming. By the time he sold Caudwell Group, including renowned high street retailer Phones 4U, in 2006, the business was selling 26 phones a minute. It employed 10,000 people in the UK and abroad – though primarily in the UK, with its headquarters in John’s hometown of Stoke-on-Trent. It was turning over £2.25 billion when John sold the business for £1.5 billion in 2006.

Since 2006, while John remains involved in business – aviation, property, and wealth management – John’s primary focus has been charitable and philanthropic work.

John gives significantly to and raises the profiles of causes which struggle to receive the attention, funding and assistance they so desperately deserve.

Through his charities Caudwell Children and Caudwell LymeCo, John’s present focus is on improving the evidence, research and ultimately, therapies available to those with disabilities and Lyme disease.

Caudwell Children specifically has supported over 20,000 children and families since its inception in 2000, has provided over £45 million worth of services and supported children with over 650 different medical conditions.

As a signatory to the Giving Pledge, John is committed to giving at least 70 percent of his wealth to charitable causes during and after his lifetime. By signing up to the Pledge, John sits alongside Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and over 200 of the world’s wealthiest individuals who are using their personal wealth to solve humanitarian problems.

John is clear that he wants to be remembered for his charity work rather than his business success. He received the Noble Gift Philantropreneur Award in 2012 for his dedication to charity work, and continues to commit his time and money raising money for vitally important causes.

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Dr. Sameer Al Ansari
Chief Executive Officer, RAK ICC

Dr. Al Ansari is a UK qualified chartered accountant with over 30 years of senior corporate, operational, private equity investing, board and strategic advisory experience.
Dr. Al Ansari currently serves on a number of boards including RAK ICC, Marjan, TVM Healthcare Partners, Al Ramz Capital and Eureeca Capital. He has also served on numerous regional and international boards such as the DIFC from 2004-2016, Hawkamah Institute of Corporate Governance, The Industrial Group KSA, Dubai Holding and Dubai International Capital.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a member of the Institute’s advisory board for MENA.

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Our team has a rich history of pioneering in the engagement space: Moxo’s co-founder and CEO, Subrah Iyar, was the co-founder and CEO of Webex, and Moxo’s co-founder and CTO, Stanley Huang, held senior engineering management positions at Cisco Systems and WebEx.

RAK International Corporate Centre (RAK ICC) is a Corporate Registry responsible for the registration and incorporation of International Business Companies, as well as providing a full suite of Registry services related to International Business Company activity. RAK ICC is a modern, world-class Company Registry operating in full compliance with international standards and best practices.

RAK ICC is well positioned as a premium international jurisdiction offering a variety of services that provide clients with flexible options to establish their corporate entities in a way that best suits their needs, whether for international business or private wealth needs. RAK ICC entities are best suited for investment and trading, holding purposes, international tax planning, wealth management, securitisation, asset protection and succession planning. The RAK ICC regulations are set in accordance with Common Law and international best practice with access to independent judicial systems. Companies at RAK ICC are established through a network of Registered Agents, many of which have an international presence, hence providing the registry with a global reach.

Flexibility, convenience, legal certainty and efficient/effective are just some of the key advantages. With a variety of company types and legal structures, clients can be assured that their requirements will be met in a manner that best suits their needs within an attractive tax regime effective in the UAE.

Furthermore, RAK ICC has much to offer companies considering redomiciling. RAK ICC offers a fast, easy and cost-effective registration process, to providing all relevant infrastructure and resources to meet all your business needs.

Alfred the Great founded the Royal Mint over 1,100 years ago and we have been crafting coins for over a millennium. For over 500 years we made circulation coins on ‘Mint Street’ in the Tower of London before moving to Wales 50 years ago as The Royal Mint planned to expand its production facility in preparation for decimalisation.

Sir Isaac Newton was a former Master of the Mint and he spent most of his tenure focussing on quality and precision of coinage to prevent counterfeiting. Thanks to his vision, we remain unrivalled in our accuracy today and our coins are still subject to the ancient Trial of The Pyx – a judicial procedure that sees our coins approved by the official assay master to the Queen.

Today, The Royal Mint is the world’s leading export mint, but we are also so much more. We are the home of precious metals in the UK and the primary producer of beautifully made gold, silver and platinum bullion coins and bars, trusted by thousands of investors all over the world. We have a hugely popular visitor centre and just recently, we starting working on a plant where we will start extracting and recycling precious metals from electronic goods such as laptops and mobile phones.

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