Citywealth Women in Wealth Group launches at The Arch Hotel London, W1

Date: 16 Jun 2010


Top picture: (Left) Nathalie Dauriac-Stoebe, CEO, Signia Wealth Limited withCaroline Butler, Principal, Lord North Street.

Bottom picture: Helen Watson, Managing Director, Rothshild Private Bank with Carol Paterson Smith, Client Manager, Blackpoint and founder of the Alpha Female online Club which recently launched.

Citywealth Women in Wealth Group launched on Monday 7th June at The Arch London Hotel, Great Cumberland Place, W1. A gathering of forty women met to find out more about the new group which aims to provide a coherent and supportive group for senior women in the private wealth industry. Those attending were invited to become founder members of the Citywealth Women in Wealth Group.

Guests included Wendy Walton and Helen Jones, BDO, Helen Ratcliffe and Judith Millar, Bircham Dyson Bell, Karen Marks, Boodle Hatfield, Charlotte Thorne, Capital Generation Partners, Catriona Syed, Charles Russell, Pauline Crawford, Corporate Heart, Paula Higgleton, Deloitte, Juliet Wedderburn, Deutsche Bank, Carolyn Steppler, Ernst & Young, Caroline Butler, Lord North Street, Sally Tennant, Lombard Odier, Lesley Lintott, Penningtons, Louise Stoten and Joan Major at New Quadrant Partners, Nathalie Dauriac-Stoebe, Signia Wealth and Helen Watson, Rothschilds.

The group were treated to champagne and Earl Grey Martini’s which are a speciality at The Arch London Hotel, which is a newly opened five star boutique hotel with circa eighty rooms. Owned by AB Hotels, which is a family owned business, itcontains hundreds of thousands of pounds of British art commissioned especially for the launch, private suites and a bespoke martini cabinet in The Library. The Libraryis alsofull of original Taschen books. The Arch Hotel offers easy eats with burgers or fish pie or more elegant line caught sea bass in its Hunter 486 bar. It already has stars such as Madonna visiting and recently the Irish football team.

The evening was a roaring success with guests chatting furiously about the issues that surround women in business and also about philanthropic initiatives aimed at girls and women. Guests learned that a fact attributed to Harvard Review said that Women must receive accolades early in their career and ongoing in order to strive for greater success. The group also learned that Lord Puttnam, who runs a female charitable group has found research that says women generally do not put their hands up to ask questions at conferences and in large groups something that Citywealth noted and so has moved to a “quieter” format for this group with smaller tables and moderators to help initiate questions.

After two hours and many martini’s, guests headed off with goody bags which included offers from Nordic Balance, a new gym and personal training operation at the In and Out Club in St James’s, an invitation to attend a party at The Chelsea Day Spa to have cupcakes and champagne and to see the new Atelier Annick handbags which the likes of Cheryl Cole are sporting and Nosh detox included some of their detoxing bath sea salts and morning muesli to set our guests on a path to well being happiness. Helen Watson of Rothschilds was also the lucky winner of a Belle Fontaine face cream box worth ¬£450 donated by Wiamm Mati, their UK Agent.

The Citywealth Women in Wealth Group will have four meetings a year, with membership by invitation only at ¬£950 + vat per year. Events will be between 6.30-8.30pm and the first is set for 21st September with a guest speaker discussing “Winning business in the Middle East”. The format will be a speaker at a sit down presentation. Tables of ten with a moderator at each table to discuss the issues raised, then group answers and questions and a break for networking and cocktails. Light bites will be served and all costs are included in the yearly membership fee.

The Citywealth Women in Wealth Group will not include any lifestyle elements it is a business meeting and networking group of maximum fifty individuals only. Lifestyle opportunities and items will be presented at the end as goody bags but not discussed during the evenings.

Chatham House Rules apply which means no comments or quotes may be attributed outside the group to specific individuals.

Membership is not transferable. This will mean the same individuals meet regularly and are able to forge a strong support business network.

The first individual from a company or firm is £950 + vat with further members at £550 + vat. All memberships run for 12 months from application approval. No more than four individuals per company/firm. Fifty member organisations maximum.

Further information

Joe Bell
Managing Director
Jones Publishing Ltd
Direct +44 (0) 1483 526445

Karen Jones
Jones Publishing Ltd
Direct: +44 (0) 207 224 9565
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Citywealth Editor’s Choice Award
Winner – Lesley Lintott, Penningtons Solicitors

Private Bank of the Year
Winner – Rothschild
Runner Up – C. Hoare & Co

Private Banker of the Year
Winner – Paul Knox, JP Morgan Private Bank
Runner Up – James Penny, Barclays Wealth

Investment Management Company of the Year
Joint winners – Schroders and Jupiter Asset Management
Runner Up – Sarasin & Partners

Family Office of the Year
Winner – Sand Aire
Runner Up- Stonehage

Family Office Individual of the Year
Winner – Alex Scott, Sand Aire
Runner Up – Caroline Butler, Lord North Street

Law Firm of the Year
Winner – Farrer & Co
Runner Up – Macfarlanes

Lawyer of the Year
Winner – Martyn Gowar, McDermott Will & Emery
Runner Up – Clare Maurice, Maurice Turnor Gardner

Family/Matrimonial Team of the Year
Winner – Withers
Runner Up – Farrer & Co

International Law Firm of the Year
Winner – Withers
Runner Up – McDermott Will & Emery

Trust Company of the Year
Winner – Key Trust
Runner Up – RBC Wealth Management

Trustee of the Year
Winner – Andrew Penney, Rothschild Trust
Runner Up – Mike de Figueiredo, RBC Wealth Management

Accountancy Firm of the Year
Winner – KPMG
Runner Up – Saffery Champness

Accountant of the Year
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Runner Up – Paula Higgleton, Deloitte

Charity Advisor of the year
Winner – Bircham Dyson Bell
Runner Up – Farrer & Co

Charity Investment Manager of the Year
Winner – Schroders
Runner Up – Sarasin & Partners

Industry Newcomer of the Year
Winner – Maurice Turnor Gardner
Runner Up – McDermott Will & Emery

Citywealth Tomorrow Club – Emerging Manager of the Year
Winner – Edward Allen, Thurleigh Investment Management
Runner Up – James D’Aquino, Rooks Rider

Citywealth Tomorrow Club – Woman of the Year
Winner – Katie Price, Baker & McKenzie
Runner Up – Claire Murray, McDermott Will & Emery

Outstanding Individual of the Year
Winner – Piers Barclay, Macfarlanes
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Winner – Richard Moyse, Boodle Hatfield
Runner Up – Richard Leonard, Dixon Wilson

Woman of the Year
Winner – Suzanne Reisman, Law Offices of Suzanne M. Reisman
Runner Up – Sally Tennant, Lombard Odier

Joe Bell
Tel: +44 (0)1483 526445

Karen Jones
Tel: +44 (0) 224 9565

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