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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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18 Jul 2017
Spear's Magazine
Where’s the smart money going in 2017?

The enormous potential of China is attractive, if only it can be satisfactorily tapped. William Drake, co-founder of Owl Private Office, regularly visits the jurisdiction and the trick, he insists, is to get out of Beijing and Shanghai and understand middle China: ‘The middle class and lower middle class in China is getting steadily wealthier,’ he explains, ‘and they’re buying fast-moving consumer goods which we take for granted – pineapple juice, babyware, nappies, toothpaste, all these things. But the Chinese stock market is gambler-oriented, and there’s no institutional core to keep it steady: it’s volatile, with very difficult corporate governance.’

15 Jul 2017
Spear's Magazine
William Drake – Spear's

William is Chairman of RFR and brings the benefit of decades of experience sitting, as he puts it, “on the private client’s side of the table”.In 2000 he co-founded Lord North Street (the award winning private investment office), building the business up to and through its merger with Sandaire in 2014 (when he originally took up the role of Vice Chairman of Sandaire and then become Senior Adviser) before becoming a Partner and the co-founder of Owl Private Office LLP in 2016.

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William Drake’s Background

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Owl Private Office
Founder
May 2016 - Present
London, UK
Owl Private Office is an independent consultancy established in London by Adam Wethered, William Drake and Andrew Wimble, providing an overarching advisory service to wealthy families, trustees and charities to obtain the best from their investments and professional services.
Chairman
Oct 2015 - Present
RFR, the award winning Property Private Office, provides intelligent, creative and seamless advice on all residential property matters across 6 core practice areas.
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Other Business Interests

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Pelican Family Investments
Chairman
Aug 2014 - Present
Suffolk, UK
Donor, Patron and Member of the Development Committee
Apr 2012 - Present
London, UK
Providing professional development and inspiration to teachers. We re-engage teachers with their specialist subjects, inspiring them to bring renewed enthusiasm into their classrooms and raise the aspirations of their pupils.
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William Drake’s Education