Today (Monday 10 September) sees the publication of the 2018 eprivateclient Top 35 Under 35 - the definitive annual list of young private client practitioners. Congratulations to the 70 individuals - 35 men and 35 women - who have made it onto the list this year.
The Top 35 Under 35 is designed to identify, recognise, introduce and promote the rising stars of the private client professions. It also provides an opportunity for the top 35 men and 35 women to meet each other throughout the next 12 months through smaller events.
The process began with an open call for nominations from the UK and the Crown Dependencies for young and upcoming stars within the private client advisory professions, be they lawyers, accountants, trustees or any other professional intermediary.
2018 saw a record number of over 500 nominations for individuals from over 85 firms across the UK and the UK Crown Dependencies – an increase of over 12 percent from 2017.
Across the nominations, 59 percent were for women (up from 54 percent last year) and 41 percent for men.
The seventy individuals named for 2018 represent a cross section of the private client advice wealthy individuals and their families receive from professionals in the UK, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
Across the jurisdictions, there are 54 professionals advising clients in the UK (with 24 women and 22 men based in London), five men and five women based in Jersey, four men and one women working in Guernsey and one person from the Isle of Man.
Following the end of the nomination period in mid-August, the nominations were collated and a rigorous judging process took place during which each nominee was judged on the strength of their nomination(s).
Other factors considered during the judging process - undertaken by senior members of PAM Insight, publishers of eprivateclient - include who made the nomination, an individual’s achievements over the past 12 months and number of nominations they received.
Career progression, the quality and extensiveness of nominations and the seniority of who made the nomination and what that person said are crucial elements in determining who makes the list.
A champagne reception will be held for the 35 men and 35 women who are named on the list today in London on Thursday 27 September 2018.
The 2018 eprivateclient Top 35 Under 35 initiative and champagne reception are once again kindly supported by Cazenove Capital.