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William Drake

Owl Private Office

London, UK

Founder

Owl Private Office

William Drake
Biography
William Drake is Co-Founder of Owl Private Office LLP and Chairman of RFR Property Private Office. William co-founded Lord North Street, a Private Investment Office, which was acquired by Sandaire in early 2014. He previously spent over 17 years at Granville Plc and before that at Kleinwort Benson. He is a Cambridge Law graduate and, until 1979, qualified as a barrister working as a US attorney. William was a Presiding Judge for the STEP Private Client Awards in 2012/13 and is a Member of the Development Committee of the Prince's Teaching Institute.

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23 Jun 2017
Revealed: Britain’s Top 100 Wealth Managers of 2017

Arguably the biggest development in the market this year was William Drake’s new venture Owl Private Office which, Drake says, will help ‘families and trustees work out what the money is for.’ It’s an intriguing prospect, and Drake breaks back into the Top Ten this year.

23 Mar 2017
New advisory office launched to cut through fund manager ‘jungle’

Co-founder William Drake, said it all came down to his experience at Lord North Street, which he helped found in 2000, and the realisation that having key objectives in place helped people make better decisions for the long term. He said: “The most important thing for people to get right is not necessarily whether to choose one fund manager or another, the really important thing is to be clear about your governance and your objectives and work out what you are trying to achieve so by the time you are looking at managers you have done the thinking and are clear on what you want".

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William Drake’s Background

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Owl Private Office
Founder
May 2016 - Present
London, UK
Chairman
Oct 2015 - Present
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Chairman
Aug 2014 - Present
Suffolk, UK
Donor, Patron and Member of the Development Committee
Apr 2012 - Present
London, UK
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