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Sally Tennant OBE

Founder

Acorn Capital Advisers

London, UK

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Sally Tennant’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 of Waypoint Capital and of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc., the listed holding company of the Canaccord Genuity group, and of Canaccord Genuity Wealth Limited, its principal U.K. wealth management subsidiary, 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...
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 of Waypoint Capital and of Canaccord Genuity Group Inc., the listed holding company of the Canaccord Genuity group, and of Canaccord Genuity Wealth Limited, its principal U.K. wealth management subsidiary, 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.
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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.

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
Founder
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.
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Kleinwort Benson
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director
Jan 2011 - Apr 2014
London, UK
Kleinwort Benson was a leading private bank and financial services company. It became Kleinwort Hambros in 2016 and is now owned by Société Générale.
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Current Board Positions

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.
Waypoint Capital
Non-Executive Director
2017 - Present
Geneva, CH
Waypoint is a family business enterprise which invests in healthcare, medical technologies and asset management, including real estate.
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Previous Board Positions

Hargreaves Property Holdings Ltd
Non-Executive Director
Oct 2020 - Dec 2021
Hargreaves Property Holdings Ltd is a property investment and development company.
Style Analytics
Chair
2016 - 2021
London, UK
Style Analytics delivers solutions to understand the true drivers of investment portfolios with clear analysis of style, risk & performance metrics.
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Philanthropy

Tommy's
Patron
2016 - Present
London, UK
Tommy's is a medical research charity. The mission of the charity is to save the lives of babies by funding research and providing information on the prevention and causes of miscarriage, premature birth and stillbirth.
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.

Media

Taking the Right Risks - the Art and Science of Impact Across the Spectrum
Panel Discussion
Nov 2021
London, UK
In a partnership with PCD Club, Acorn Capital Advisers hosts a panel discussion to examine the challenges and risks of implementing an impact strategy.

Interviews

The Hot Seat with Sally Tennant
Interviewed
Oct 2021
London, UK
Sally joins David Bell in the Hot Seat to discuss the need to hold a holistic portfolio. When it comes to private equity investments, Sally encourages family offices to hold a reserve. If the income requirements of your client change, they need a plan to access funds even if their investments are locked up.

Publications

Family Offices and Private Equity - Navigating the Minefield
Author
Sep 2021
London, UK
In this publication for Acorn, Sally discusses the key factors that will help families increase their exposure to private equity and navigate the challenges.
Waking up a billionaire - Sanity checklist
Author
May 2021
London, UK
As a trusted consultant to high net worth families, Sally explains the necessity of having a strategy in order to retain and leverage a billionaire's status.
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Academic Appointments

Mentore
Mentor
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
Speaker
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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