The best alternative asset advisers for ultra-high-net-worth individuals in 2022

The best alternative asset advisers for ultra-high-net-worth individuals in 2022

The best alternative asset advisers for ultra-high-net-worth individuals in 2022

Welcome to the Spear’s ranking of the best alternative asset advisers for ultra-high-net-worth-individuals in the UK. The list features our Top Recommended advisers 

An ‘alternative asset’ can be anything that isn’t considered a conventional asset; the best examples of conventional assets are stocks and bonds. The field of alternatives can thus cover everything from investments in art to hedge funds, derivatives and commodities.

For high-net-worth (HNW) individuals with investable assets of £1 million or more, alternative assets form an essential component of a diversified investment strategy. Typically, alternative assets have high minimum investments and investment fees, making the importance of a good alternative asset adviser paramount.

A good adviser can guide a client through issues such as regulation, and due diligence, as well as performing the essential analysis of the range of opportunities in the field. Alex Orr at BlackRock, for example, has seen the alternative investments field grow enormously in his time overseeing the fund since 2008, and move from being a fringe provider to institutions and UHNWs only to a well-researched tool in the hands of a wide range of portfolio managers.

Spear’s publishes annual rankings of the top private client advisers and service providers to HNWs. These are drawn up on the basis of peer nominations, client feedback, telephone and face-to-face interviews, data supplied by firms, as well as information gathered by the Spear’s editorial and research teams.

The alternative asset advisers featured are included in the table below, along with their Spear’s ranking and focus. 

Click on the individual names to be directed to more detailed profiles of each adviser on (The table is ordered by ranking and then alphabetically by surname.)

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