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William Drake

Owl Private Office

London, UK


Owl Private Office

William Drake


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, a member of the Development Committee of The Prince’s Teaching Institute and a Director of The Colville Estate Limited.

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.

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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.

10 Oct 2017
Spear's Magazine
Revealed: the 2017 Spear’s Wealth Management Awards nominees

We are proud to unveil the hopefuls ahead of the most prestigious event on the HNW calendar – the Spear'sWealth Management Awards...The evening will include the coveted Trusted Adviser award, with the highly respected tax advisers Elizabeth Henson (PwC), Mark Bridges (Farrer & Co) and Jonathan Conder (Macfarlanes), reputation law guru Mark Stephens (Howard Kennedy) and family office adviser William Drake (Owl Private Office) in the running. 

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William Drake’s Background

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.
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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Pelican Family Investments
Aug 2014 - Present
Suffolk, UK
Pelican Family Investments is a private unlimited company set up in 2014.
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Jan 1985 - Present
London, UK
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