International Women in Wealth five minute interview: Bryony Jennings, Boston Group Limited
What signature taxation, laws, trusts or investments do you think really work for uhnw clients and why?
Trusts provide a great method of succession planning but it all depends on the location of the client. In terms of generational planning a foundation may be more appropriate if global assets are in a civil law jurisdiction.
Are there any private clients in the world you would really like to work with?
Are women really going to take over the world, if so how?
No, but we will see more and more female business leaders in the future.
What size of client do you generally work with and how many do you have or what AUM do you manage?
I work with a variety of clients varying from HNW to UHNW.
What lessons have you learned that you could share with women starting out in the finance industry?
Just be confident and work hard. There are no secrets.
Do you think the British government should legislate to bring women on boards as they did in Norway?
With more graduates today being female, I believe that there will be natural rebalancing in the future. We shouldn’t tell people how to run their businesses.
If you had to win a wealthy new client where would you take them to impress them?
I would match the place with their personality and tastes.
What are your three USP’s for working with uhnw clients?
Listening, supporting and finding solutions.
How much do you travel on business and where do you tend to go?
UK, Monaco and more recently Switzerland.
What is the next big thing in private wealth management?
Of course this has to be, Boston Limited. There is a lot of innovation happening here.
Will you still be successful as a woman if you don’t dress the part?
Whether you are a man or a women, you should always dress for the occasion.
What would you tell a divorcing woman in the UK, whether she was British or International, and why?
I would not ‘tell’ her anything but listen to the situation and consider how to support.
Is the glass ceiling still with us?
Forget the ceiling and any walls. It’s down to individuals to stand up for themselves.
What charities do you admire and why?
UNICEF. Children should not be suffering and we need to do more to educate women in reproductive health.
What is the dummies guide to making it to the top in finance or pwm?
Hard work! There is no such thing as 9-5, but keep yourself sane with quality family time.