Rising Stars Wealth Managers
HSBC’s rising star has been on the Spear’s radar for a while now – last year he was shortlisted for our Future Leader in Private Client award. Nicholas Dudley-Hammatt began his career on the accountancy graduate scheme at Deloitte, before finding his metier on HSBC Private Banking’s UHNW team. He gradually moved on to
the dynamic HNW team, where he spent five years ‘learning a huge amount’ about the extent of HSBC’s private client capabilities.
Dudley-Hammatt draws from his varied background to offer clients a thoughtful service. ‘The way relationships are formed in accountancy and private banking is very different – people’s dreams and aspirations are incredibly personal [in the latter],’ he says.
His specialty is dealing with talents in the ‘Silicon Fen’ around Cambridge and East Anglia. ‘Visiting their environment and finding out what makes them tick is crucial,’ he says. ‘You get different responses; the client is more comfortable’.
Dudley-Hammatt has recently engineered a tactical investment strategy for a former FTSE 100 CEO. His advice helped the client to diversify risk and access high-conviction investment themes, while also maintaining the liquidity ‘in order to find a dream home’.