Careers at Stonehage Fleming: Meet Our People
We advise on more than $ 55 billion in assets on behalf of our clients, employing nearly 600 people in 11 offices in eight geographies. We help our clients determine a strategy and a goal for the management and protection of their wealth, today and for future generations.
For this career post, we caught up with Anita Weaver and Guy Gilson to find out why Stonehage Fleming Jersey is such a great place to work.
Relationships are at the heart of everything we do
Anita Weaver, Director, Corporate Services
I wear two hats in my role. On the one hand, I have client responsibilities within corporate services and, on the other hand, I have internal responsibilities, including team management. As a company, we have a natural affinity with the business dynamics of building relationships and working with customers, but you can only take care of customers properly if you have an effective work team. Finding the right people and keeping them motivated as a team is essential.
Our team has grown organically over the past 12 months. Our client portfolio is growing, resulting in a number of new hires. Our team is divided into three distinct areas: client services, accounting and fund operations. However, we always work as a team, ensuring flawless service to our customers.
Every day is different. The team manages a diverse portfolio of clients across most asset classes. Our core clientele invests primarily in real estate, capital markets and private equity, using a variety of regulated and unregulated structures. The relationships we develop with clients and the way we work with them means that we have to be both strategists and technical specialists. The breadth of reach is what makes it interesting.
Relationships are at the heart of everything we do. This is what makes Stonehage Fleming such a great place to work. Our values of family, moral courage and excellence are central to our culture and are reflected throughout the firm, both in the way we treat our clients and to each other.
It is inspiring to see the number of women in leadership positions in the company
While there is still work to be done in the financial services sector, there is a strong sense that it is high on the agenda. The investment in technology and the remote work policy of the three in five reinforces this goal, giving colleagues the opportunity to balance work and family. My advice? Always offer help and seize new opportunities. Harnessing this attitude gives you exposure to a variety of roles that will help you understand different areas of a business. This allows you to identify your niche and focus on your career ambitions. You don’t have to follow the same path as others to achieve your aspirations.
There is enormous potential for development – across disciplines and geographies
Guy Gilson, Partner, Investment Management
My team manages discretionary portfolios for around 200 international clients. I joined the firm in 2007 as a relationship manager in the family office division with a specialization in investment. Two years later, we identified the need for a formal investment management offering in Jersey and was asked to put it in place.
We offer a diverse world within Stonehage Fleming. Our wide range of services and our international reach means that there is a wide scope for career development. Over the years, our services have evolved in response to the needs of our clients to develop a broad expertise ranging from family office and investment management services to artistic management and the management of client activities in the world of sport. and entertainment.
Businesses that take different opinions and perspectives thrive. Stonehage Fleming attracts people from various professions and geographies, people who have an incredibly wide range of personalities, experiences, ideas and approaches. There is a creative energy that flows from it. This creates a more exciting and productive business environment that is better positioned to serve our existing and diverse customer base, the next generation and future customers.
CSR is an important part of our culture. Not only do we work alongside specific charitable partners each year, but we also support the personal initiatives of our colleagues when there are specific activities or fundraising efforts. In addition, a significant number of our employees hold official positions in a wide range of Jersey charities and use their experience and energy to support the charitable sector. These activities go a long way in shaping a corporate culture that values the communities in which we work.
My advice? Be yourself and don’t feel the need to change too much to fit someone else’s mold. The more you can be yourself, the more likely you are to find a role that is personally suitable for you. It makes for a happy employee and a fulfilling career.
Stonehage Fleming encourages and supports professional and personal development. Whether you are just starting out or looking to join us as a seasoned professional, explore our opportunities and find out what kind of career you can build with us.