16th Dec 2021 by Josh Matthews, HBA

New Head of Finance Appointed: James Smart

Finance

MASECO Private Wealth, the independent wealth management firm seeking to enrich the lives of our High and Ultra High Net Worth American and global clients through simplifying their multi-jurisdictional wealth management needs are thrilled to announce the appointment of James Smart as the firms new Head of Finance.


MASECO Private Wealth, the independent wealth management firm seeking to enrich the lives of our High and Ultra High Net Worth American and global clients through simplifying their multi-jurisdictional wealth management needs are thrilled to announce the appointment of James Smart as the firms new Head of Finance.

With a crucial role of providing strategic and financial guidance to ensure that the company's financial commitments are met, James will be responsible for reporting, analysing targets and budgetary planning. He will also be vital in supporting the business with strategic and financial decision making.

James has over 30 years industry experience, and 15 years’ experience within Wealth Management and joins MASECO from Sandaire, Family Office where he was Chief Financial Officer responsible for the financial management of the firm. Prior to this, he was Chief Financial Officer at London and Capital (L&C) where he was hired to develop improved management reporting to enable the management team to grow the business. During his time at L&C, James worked closely with the COO co-developing the business strategy to exploit significant growth potential, with revenues doubling during his time there.

Josh Matthews, Co-Founder and Managing Partner said of the appointment:

“We are delighted to welcome James to our growing team as the Head of Finance. James’ abundance of industry, Family Office and Wealth Management experience combined with his strong skillset and extensive knowledge of the sector will be key as we continue our ambitious plans to grow and develop the business.”

James Smart added:

“Having worked within the Wealth Management and Family Office sector for the last 15 years, I knew of MASECO and their impressive, rapid and substantial growth. I look forward to supporting their continuing success and driving further growth as I join the team.”

James Sellon, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, said:

“James is a recognised professional with more than 30 years’ industry experience and brings considerable amount of expertise to MASECO from across various sectors. We welcome James to the MASECO Family.”

Alongside James, this is the third hire MASCO has made in recent months from the Family Office sector, with view to enhance their Family Office offering.
 

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