Sanlam UK appoints ex CBAM head of private client to lead private office

08/08/2017 News Team

Wealth manager Sanlam UK has appointed ex Close Brothers Asset Management head of private client, Penny Lovell, to launch its new private office proposition.

Ms Lovell will join the group’s executive committee and assume the role of CEO of Sanlam Private Office, reporting to Group chief executive Jonathan Polin. She will be responsible for spear heading the new offering for high net worth clients with assets worth upwards of £1 million.  

Ms Lovell joins from Close Brothers Asset Management, where she spent the last five years as Head of private client service. Previously she was managing director at Rothschild Wealth Management, and has held senior positions at Fleming Family & Partners and Coutts.  

Mr Polin, who joined the wealth manager at the end of 2015, has led a vertical integration strategy, bringing together Sanlam’s UK operations under one aligned vision, brand and culture. Sanlam now controls over £12 billion in assets.  

Mr Polin commented: “I have spent the last two years reorganising and unifying the business to support the delivery of a vastly enhanced, client-focussed investment and service proposition.  The forthcoming launch of a Private Office extends our service in the UK and bolsters our ability to offer tailored solutions for an increasing complex and bespoke set of needs from high net worth clients.  

“Penny’s expertise and experience in delivering a first-class high net worth and Private Office proposition will be central to us cementing our position as one of the UK’s leading wealth managers.” 

Ms Lovell joins Sanlam in October 2017. 

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