Its good to talk: Citywealth Speed Networking

Date: 24 Jun 2013


Guests included Vijay Patel, Co-chair, Waymade Healthcare and founder of Devdaya Charitable Trust which prevents childhood blindness; Lord Alton of Liverpool, who was promoting The Roscoe Foundation for Citizenship; Daniel Martineau, Executive Chair, Summit Trust International; Yogi Dewan, CEO, Hassium Asset Management; Saleem Sheikh, Senior Partner, GSC Solicitors; and Brian Dunk, Consultant, Sopher & Co.
Citywealth cultivated this new idea and test piloted it at the IFC Awards to help those attending the evening event improve their chances of winning UHNW mandates whilst they were in London. As such, around 30 speed networking guests arrived who were a mix of UHNW interested in investment opportunities and promoting their philanthropy, high-profile intermediaries, family offices, and investment managers who were attending the evening awards event, all ready with their two-minute “elevator pitches‚Äù.
The speed networking started with a half-hour welcome, which included coffee and Danish pastries to help guests mingle before taking their places for what was labelled an ‘intense but fruitful hour’. Then Citywealth Editor Karen Jones, invited the guests to take their places and relayed the rules.

Quick talking, quick successes
Attendees reported an intense but valuable hour spent speed networking and all were surprised at the high level of contacts that the event had created for them. Guests had steeled themselves for the ten four-minute sessions and many felt out of their comfort zone, but by doing so felt a bond with their fellow speed networkers and by the end of the event it was clear that some strong business friendships would be forged.
Daniel Martineau, Executive Chairman, Summit Trust International, said of the event, “I was sceptical at the outset to be honest, but I found the session enormously productive as well as being quite fun. I found out new aspects from people I already knew and met a number of new, very interesting contacts. I will definitely recommend this to my colleagues who are interested in growing their personal network”.
Citywealth will introduce speed networking into its Tomorrow Club and YP networking clubs during 2013 to develop contacts faster for members.
For any information on these events please contact Joe Bell: or telephone 01483 526445.

Find out about the Roscoe Foundation for Citizenship
Established 12 years ago, the Roscoe Foundatoin promotes a good citizenship award scheme which celebrates young people who have made a difference in their families, their schools, their neighbourhoods or even further afield.
The Foundation promotes duties and responsibilities. It also runs a public lecture series. More than 100 lecturers have included the Prince of Wales and the Dalai Lama. Details can be found at:
The lectures attract audiences of up to 1,000 people and can then be downloaded from the internet. Award winners are featured at the lectures.
Sponsors can help by sponsoring awards, lectures, or private dinners held for the lecturers and at which guests may be invited to take part in a round table discussion.
Further details from Lord Alton of Liverpool at

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The Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards are coming up for their third year. Closing date for submissions is 12th July 2013.

More information

Citywealth has three distinct areas to it’s business all of which focus on connecting and informing the global, private wealth management, private client intermediary and uhnw community.

The three areas we cover are: 1. information in the form of: two print magazines – one covers international financial centres and the other is a global publication on the industry with leaders list directories in both/ e-newsletter – monthly – profiles and features/ app/ website, then 2. we have two awards ceremonies and finally 3. networking clubs.

1. Information in the form of: print/ e newsletter/ app/ website

Citywealth has a monthly newsletter with uhnw features, news and lifestyle each issue. This information is backed up on the website as an archive only available to subscribers. Subscriptions cost £500 + vat for multiple email addresses. It is delivered to email boxes globally.

Citywealth publishes in print and online, guides to leading individuals “leaders lists” in the wealth management industry at certain times of the year. Submission forms are required and two testimonials from peers or clients to support their entry into our recommended advisor/manager lists. These lists are checked and updated each year.

2. Awards ceremonies

Citywealth Magic Circle Awards: 16th May 2013
In their 8th year
400 + attendees

Citywealth holds an annual awards to find best advisors and managers in the global industry. Awards are judged by nominations sent in by the global industry then refined and selected by industry judges (usually ten global experts). There is also online voting. This is a chance to meet major private investors from a pool of the worlds wealthiest individuals and their advisers and managers. It is also an ideal platform to promote expensive lifestyle offerings and make charitable appeals.

Citywealth International Financial Centre Awards: January each year
In their third year
160 + attendees

Citywealth IFC Awards to find the best wealth advisors and managers in the Caribbean, Switzerland and UK Offshore. 160+ attendees.

3. Networking clubs: Citywealth Tomorrow Club: Citywealth YP and Citywealth Women in Wealth Supper Club

Citywealth Tomorrow Club
6.30-8.30pm /Four events a year/cocktails
60+ attendees

Citywealth Tomorrow Club aims to help mentor advisers and managers in their first or second job in the industry and help them up the career ladder. It also allows members to find their own group of contacts. Maximum four individuals allowed from any one organisation. Four cocktail party networking events per year with mentor speakers. Membership fees apply. See video library

CITYWEALTH YP: A business development networking club.
6.30-8.30pm/Four events a year /cocktails
60+ attendees

6.30-8.30pm /Four events a year/supper event
60+ attendees

Held in London each quarter we have an educational speaker, drinks and light supper to facilitate business networking. The group has 60 + members from private wealth and private client. Entry into the group is with twenty years + work experience in this industry sector only.

Citywealth also an Asian diaspora club called The Shanghai Delhi Club for UHNW +£100million private individuals. This is VIP invite only and wealth managers and advisors may only attend by sponsoring the club.

NEW initiatives for 2013

Citywealth has launched a mentor speaker library offering help and information for those in the industry from a mix of experts and uhnw entrepreneurs. The mentor speakers talk at our events to help prepare the upcoming generation and assist with corporate succession planning.


Citywealth was founded in 2005. Our aim is to bring together the diverse groups involved in the business of advising the UHNW and HNW community. Citywealth newsletter is subscribed to, read by and exclusively circulated to advisers and managers to the super rich.

Over 2,800 organisations receive Citywealth and the total readership is an estimated 9,500 senior executives globally from blue chip institutions and professional services firms who read Citywealth for its industry news, authoritative comment, topical features and people moves. Corporate subscriptions are £500 + VAT per annum.

What type of organisation reads Citywealth?

• Family Offices
• Private Client Law Firms
• Accountancy Firms
• Fiduciary and Trust & Estate Planning Companies
• Private Banks
• Wealth Manager
• Investment Manager
• Charities

What type of individual?

Citywealth’s readership is the senior management of the organisations it goes to. For example, it goes to partners in law firms and accountancy firms, directors and above in banks, directors of trust companies. It is also read by uhnw individuals.


Citywealth’s readership is split:

• UK/Channel Islands/IoM 56%
• Europe 16%
• Switzerland 12%
• Caribbean 5%
• Middle East 6%
• Asia 3%
• Other 2%

Contact office number (Marble Arch)

+ 44 (0) 20 7224 9565

Karen Jones, Editor

Joe Bell, Managing Director

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