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Sally Tennant OBE


Acorn Capital Advisers

London, UK

Sally Tennant OBE
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Sally Tennant OBE’s Biography

Sally Tennant is the founding partner of Acorn Capital Advisers, an experienced Non-Executive Director and a private banking expert.

As a trusted adviser to high net worth families, Sally is a Non-Executive Director at Waypoint Capital, Hargreaves Property Holdings Ltd and Canaccord Genuity, and plays an active role within Canaccord Genuity’s Advisory Programme for Women.

Sally has a wealth of CEO experience and is expert at building high performance teams, developing and implementing growth strategies, putting in place robust investment frameworks and ensuring strong operating platforms. She was Chief Executive of Kleinwort Benson, Chief Executive of Lombard Odier (UK) Ltd, and Chief Executive of Schroders Private Banking. Her earlier career was in asset management at Gartmore plc, Morgan Grenfell Asset Management, and S G Warburg/Mercury Asset Management. Sally also co-launched Beaumont Capital, a hedge fund, and has profound experience dealing with multi-generational families and family businesses in a diverse range of ways. She was Chair of Style Analytics, the investment portfolio analytics company, and a board member of Ledunfly SA. In addition, Sally was a Non-Executive Director of Fiorucci, the iconic fashion brand, and Vice Chair of the Paladin Capital Group Advisory Board.

Sally is a respected public speaker and opened the 13th Annual London Business School’s Women in Business Conference. Her charitable work includes Tommy’s the baby charity, where she is a Patron, and Guy’s & St Thomas’s Charity, where she is Vice Chair, a Trustee and Chairs the Childhood Obesity Programme. Sally was awarded on OBE in the Queen’s 2018 Birthday Honours List for her work in maternity services to research into miscarriages and stillbirths.

Sally Tennant’s Newsfeed

Family Capital
Waking up a billionaire – a sanity checklist

In this article for Family Capital, Sally Tennant OBE, founding partner of Acorn Capital Advisers, discusses success and personal wealth. She explores how you can manage and expand your wealth as well as the ten-point checklist of risk factors. Sally says: "Patience is a virtue and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson."

Financial Times
Martin Gilbert: knack of the right place at the right time

Sally Tennant, Founder of Acorn Capital Advisers, is mentioned in an article by the Financial Times.

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Sally Tennant’s Background

Acorn Capital Advisers
2016 - Present
London, UK
Acorn Capital Advisers was founded in 1998 by Sally Tennant. The organisation is an independent wealth management adviser whose clients are ultra-high net worth individuals and family offices.
Lombard Odier
Chief Executive Officer
2007 - 2010
London, UK
Lombard Odier is a Swiss private bank founded in 1796.
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Current Board Positions

Hargreaves Property Holdings Ltd
Non-Executive Director
Oct 2020 - Present
Hargreaves Property Holdings Ltd is a property investment and development company.
Canaccord Genuity
Non-Executive Director
2019 - Present
Toronto, CA
Established in 1950, Canaccord Genuity is a Canadian listed wealth management and capital markets group with a global presence. Throughout the years, it has been driven by unwavering dedication to building lasting client relationships by generating value for their clients.
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Previous Board Positions

Style Analytics
2016 - 2021
London, UK
Style Analytics delivers solutions to understand the true drivers of investment portfolios with clear analysis of style, risk & performance metrics.
Non-Executive Director
Feb 2017 - Jun 2020
London, UK
Founded by Elio Fiorucci in 1967, Fiorucci is an iconic Italian fashion label that was the first brand to combine fashion, music, art and celebrity.
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2016 - Present
London, UK
Tommy’s is a medical charity with an aim to save the lives of infants by providing information and funding research on the causes and prevention of premature birth, stillbirth and miscarriage.
Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation
Vice Chair, Trustee, Audit & Investment Committee Member Chair, Childhood Obesity Programme
2013 - Present
London, UK
Located in London, Guy's & St Thomas' Foundation is an independent charity that is dedicated to building a healthier society.

Academic Appointments

London, UK
A bespoke mentoring service, Mentore is designed to provide companies with solutions by placing their most talented employees with senior mentors to enhance their performance and unlock their potential.

Speaking Engagements

London Business School, Women in Business Conference
London, UK
Sally Tennant was the opening Keynote Speaker at the 13th Annual Women in Business Conference. Click on logo for link.

Sally Tennant’s Education

Durham University
BA (Hons) Politics
1974 - 1977

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