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William Drake

Owl Private Office

London, UK

Founder

Owl Private Office

William Drake

Biography

In July 2016 William Drake co-founded Owl Private Office, after selling Lord North Street to Sandaire in 2014, a multi-family office, becoming a Vice Chairman. William co-established Lord North Street private investment office in 2000 to provide conflict-free investment advice to very wealthy families, in most cases looking after their clients’ entire financial wealth and investing it across the full spectrum of geographies and asset classes.

William advises public and private companies and their owners on a wide range of matters, including board structure, business strategy and remuneration. He is Chairman of RFR Property Limited and is a member of the Investment Sub-Committee at the University of Essex. William is a Member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practicioners (STEP) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI).

A graduate of Pembroke College, Cambridge, William practised until 1979 as a barrister and US attorney before working for Kleinwort Benson in the investment and corporate finance business, followed by 17 years at Granville.

William Drake’s Newsfeed

07 Nov 2018
Spear's Magazine
Spear’s Wealth Management Awards 2018: Winners Revealed

William Drake, Chairman of RFR which won "Property Advisor Of The Year" at the Spear's Wealth Management Awards 2018.

08 Nov 2017
City Wire
Former C Hoare wealth boss joins Owl Private Office

She said joining Owl, which was established by Lord North Street founders Adam Wethered and William Drake, alongside ex-JM Finn director Andrew Wimble in March, will enable her to return to a client-facing role. ‘Joining Owl as a partner gets me back to advising top level clients which I enjoy. And Owl is different, with its unique function at the very top of the wealth advisory ladder,’ she said.

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William Drake’s Background

Founder
2016 - Present
London, UK
Owl Private Office LLP is an appointed representative of Thornbridge Investment Management LLP which is authorised & regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Listed as the '2018 thewealthnet Top Investment Consultants' and as Spear's Magazine's 'Top Eight Family Office Services', Owl Private Office provide advisory services to wealthy families, trustees & charities.
Chairman
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

Editorial Member
1985 - Present
London, UK
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Pelican Family Investments
Chairman
2014 - Present
Suffolk, UK
Pelican Family Investments is a private unlimited company set up in 2014.
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William Drake’s Education

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New York Bar
Member
Barrister at Law (BPTC)
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