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Robert Suss

Head of Pictet Wealth Management UK

Pictet Wealth Management

London, UK

Robert Suss
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Robert Suss’ Biography

With close to 30 years’ experience in business and wealth management, Robert Suss is the Head of Pictet Wealth Management in the UK and a member of its executive board.

Pictet Wealth Management (PWM), part of the Pictet Group, supplies banking and investment solutions to U/HNW clients across the globe, helping them manage and grow their assets.

Before joining PWM in September 2021, Robert held several leadership positions at Goldman Sachs; founded businesses in technology, finance and renewable energy; and held directorship positions at TPG and B Riley Financial portfolio companies, resulting in a number of successful mergers.

Robert spent 18 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as Managing Director, Head of Private Wealth Management, London before leaving Goldman Sachs in 2015. His previous positions at Goldman Sachs included Head of UK and Ireland Private Wealth Management and Head of Wealth Management Solutions.

Robert is the co-founder and non-executive director of UK Agricultural Finance, providing traditional, responsible underwriting to farming communities throughout...
With close to 30 years’ experience in business and wealth management, Robert Suss is the Head of Pictet Wealth Management in the UK and a member of its executive board.

Pictet Wealth Management (PWM), part of the Pictet Group, supplies banking and investment solutions to U/HNW clients across the globe, helping them manage and grow their assets.

Before joining PWM in September 2021, Robert held several leadership positions at Goldman Sachs; founded businesses in technology, finance and renewable energy; and held directorship positions at TPG and B Riley Financial portfolio companies, resulting in a number of successful mergers.

Robert spent 18 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as Managing Director, Head of Private Wealth Management, London before leaving Goldman Sachs in 2015. His previous positions at Goldman Sachs included Head of UK and Ireland Private Wealth Management and Head of Wealth Management Solutions.

Robert is the co-founder and non-executive director of UK Agricultural Finance, providing traditional, responsible underwriting to farming communities throughout the UK and non-executive director of Empati an applied climate tech firm that is laying the groundwork for AI-powered energy systems.

As a passionate patron of the arts, Robert co-founded the Franks-Suss Collection, a growing art collection that has sought out and supported emerging talent from across the world for more than two decades. It includes near a thousand pieces across all media.

Robert supports several philanthropic organisations and serves as a Trustee of the Royal Academy of the Arts, Deputy Chair of its Trust and Chair of the Royal Academy School Annual Dinner and Auction.
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Robert Suss’ Background

Pictet Wealth Management
Head of Pictet Wealth Management UK
Sep 2021 - Present
London, UK
The Pictet Group, situated in Switzerland, is a private bank and financial services company that dates back over two centuries. Pictet Wealth Management offers bespoke banking and family-office services to high-net-worth individuals.
B. Riley Principal Merger Corp. II
Director
May 2020 - Nov 2020
B. Riley Financial developed this special-purpose acquisition company to enter into a merger, stock purchase, or other similar business combination. Robert lead the merger of B. Riley Principal Merger Corp II with Eos Energy Storage, LLC.
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Other Business Interests

Empati
Non Executive Director
May 2020 - Present
London, UK
Empati is an applied climate technology firm that is laying the groundwork for AI-powered energy systems.
UK Agricultural Finance Ltd.
Non Executive Director
Jan 2016 - Present
London, UK
UK Agricultural Finance lends financial assistance in the commercial agricultural sector across Scotland, England and Wales. UKAF's flexible and innovative lending service is tailored to its clients' needs, and is able to communicate directly to loan underwriters.

Previous Board Positions

Kingswood Group
Non Executive Director
Jun 2019 - Feb 2022
Kingswood Holdings is a financial planning and investment management firm with offices in the United Kingdom, South Africa and the United States. Clients include some of the largest tertiary institutions in the UK.

Previous Advisory Roles

EG Capital Advisors
Chair
EG Capital Advisors is a specialist investment advisor and asset manager. Robert served as Chair of its Advisory Board as an Emerging Market Debt Manager.
Tagsmart
Non Executive Director
Mar 2017 - May 2020
London, UK
Tagsmart helps artists deal with challenges of authenticity. Its Certify platform, which is authorised and used by top artists and galleries, creates a system of record for the art industry based on work certification and ownership transfers. Items are linked to a secure digital platform that allows artists to validate their work and establishes a certified chain of provenance for each piece.

Features

Pictet taps Goldman UK wealth boss as new CEO
Feature
Aug 2021
London, UK
Wealth Manager announces the appointment of Robert to the role of CEO of Pictet Wealth Management UK.

Awards & Endorsements

Euromoney Awards for Excellence
Award Winner
2009
While Robert was Head of UK and Ireland Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs, his unit received the peer-vote Euromoney Award for UHNW Services for three years running (2009 to 2011).

Charitable Interests

Royal Academy of Arts
Trustee
Dec 2014 - Present
London, UK
The Royal Academy of Arts (RA) is a privately funded art institution in London. It houses Britain's oldest art school, the RA School. Robert serves as a Trustee of the Royal Academy of Arts, and Deputy Chair of its Trust and Chair of the Royal Academy School Annual Dinner and Auction.
Lumos
Trustee
May 2015 - Feb 2020
London, UK
Lumos is a non-profit organisation that partners with professionals, communities, families and governments to change the systems that drive families apart. These changes enable families to provide the nurturing care their children require to reach their full potential.

Press Releases

Pictet Wealth Management appoints Robert Suss as CEO for UK
Head of Pictet Wealth Management UK
Aug 2021
London, UK
Pictet Wealth Management announces the appointment of Robert Suss to the role of CEO for Pictet Wealth Management in the UK.

Robert Suss’ Education

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University of Leeds
Bachelor of Arts (Joint Hons) – Economics and Management Studies
1990 - 1993