As the first service of the firm’s Walgate brand, Walgate Family Office extends Fladgate’s range of solutions to address the needs of its private wealth clients
Today, we announce the launch of Walgate Family Office, a new London-based family office service established to address the personal and domestic needs of wealthy families.
Walgate Family Office is the first service to be announced under the umbrella of Walgate, a new company owned and powered by Fladgate that will deliver non-legal professional services to support and complement the premium legal advice that Fladgate provides.
Walgate Family Office will meet the professional administrative needs of private wealth clients, addressing routine and less common matters relevant to wealthy families. This includes family office administration, financial administration and reporting, human resources, risk management, asset and property management, relocation services and philanthropy.
Its clients will be able to access this range of services flexibly, meaning they can be scaled up or down as required to meet clients’ changing needs. Clients will benefit from working with a team of specialists with deep experience of partnering with influential global families, international entrepreneurs, media celebrities and sports people. All services can be easily integrated with the expert legal advice provided by Fladgate.
Walgate Family Office will be led by Sarah Haile, Head of Family Office Services at Fladgate, alongside Jonathan Riley, Fladgate’s Head of Private Wealth.
Fladgate’s private wealth team has a long-standing reputation for excellence in advising wealthy clients and their families. The team supports over 100 high net worth individuals and families, both in the UK and internationally, to identify and implement the arrangements that best suit their needs.
Commenting on the launch of the Walgate brand, Grant Gordon, Executive Partner at Fladgate, said, “We believe our clients deserve access to the full range of legal and non-legal professional services support and recognise the benefit to having this expertise under one roof. The Walgate brand allows us to tailor our offering to meet our clients’ needs in a way that best suits them, delivering first-in-class non-legal professional services and management solutions that can work hand in glove with our premium legal offering at Fladgate.
“We hope to launch various different services and products in the future under the Walgate brand in order to provide what our clients are asking from us and to further broaden the range of services we offer.”
Discussing the launch of Walgate Family Office, Jonathan Riley, Partner, at Fladgate and Head of Private Wealth, commented, “This launch means we are one of only a handful of firms that has a wholly owned family office service. At Fladgate, we recognise the importance of flexibility, privacy, security and efficiency for our wealth clients. In Walgate Family Office, we have created a cost-effective, agile and time-saving resource that gives our clients more time to focus on what is truly important to them.”
Sarah Haile, Head of Family Office Services at Fladgate added, “Walgate Family Office will deliver all of the benefits of a family office structure without the substantial commitments that accompany one. The way in which wealthy families are looking after their money and personal needs is evolving, with a greater focus on flexibility and value for money. What we have developed represents a highly differentiated service that anticipates our clients’ needs and gives them a commercial advantage.”
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