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Island life with Canaccord Genuity, Brooks Macdonald and Quilter Cheviot in jolly Jersey

Island life with Canaccord Genuity, Brooks Macdonald and Quilter Cheviot in jolly Jersey

Last month, Eleanor Mahmoud and Ian Horne hopped over to St Helier, Jersey, in a bid to pretend they were holidaying in France. As all classic On the Road trips go, the sun failed to make much of an appearance, but that didn’t dampen our spirits – we still had a fantastic trip catching up with the offshore wealth management community.

Our whirlwind visit saw us drink and dine with Smith & Williamson, Quilter Cheviot, Affinity Private Wealth, Canaccord Genuity and Brooks Macdonald.

We took the chance to pick  Jersey locals’ brains on what island life is like.

Wayne English:

Deputy head of portfolio management, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management (international).

What’s the best thing to do in Jersey?

‘From trail running on rugged cliff paths to kayaking into natural caves on the north coast, from cycling in green country lanes to surfing on Atlantic ocean waves, Jersey is a great place for anyone with outdoor interests.’

What do you like most about operating in St Helier?

‘It is only a 20 minute bike ride from home, and all of the local finance community are within walking distance. We also continue our focus on corporate social responsibility activities within the island, a highlight being the 5k corporate cup which encourages people to get out and run during their lunch hour.’

Tim Childe:

Head of international and head of Jersey office, Quilter Cheviot.

What’s the best thing to do in Jersey?

‘We are very fortunate to boast some outstandingly beautiful landscapes in Jersey and can take advantage of the beaches and cliff walks.’

How does your St Helier office differ from the rest of Quilter Cheviot’s UK offices?

‘We are the hub for all of Quilter Cheviot’s international business. Our clients are predominately offshore, residing all over the globe, which is where we differ to the other Quilter Cheviot UK offices.’

Scott Goodrum:

Investment manager, Brooks MacDonald

What’s the best thing to do in Jersey

To end a busy weekend with a beer watching the sun set over St. Ouens Bay.

What do you like most about operating in St Helier?

The commute to work being a 5 minute walk!

How does the offshore Brooks Macdonald office differ from the UK offices?

Similarly to our UK business  a significant proportion of our business is introduced from professional advisers, however over half of our discretionary funds under management is made up of  local private clients, trustees and charities.

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