Wren Investment Office is pleased to announce that Adam Wethered is joining the company and, subject to FCA approval, will become Executive Chairman. He would succeed the current Chairman of Wren, Christopher Kemball, who is retiring from the role – he will remain with the company as a non-executive director and shareholder of the company.
Adam Wethered invests in and advises a number of entrepreneurial businesses. He is on the Development Board of the British Academy, and chairs the Garrick Club investment committee and the Avebury World Heritage Site Charitable Trust. He comes to Wren with a career spanning three decades, making him highly experienced in wealth management and family offices.
After graduating from Christ’s College, Cambridge and qualifying as a barrister, Adam worked for 24 years with JP Morgan Securities Ltd running JP Morgan’s Private Bank and Institutional Client business in EMEA. He held a number of roles in JP Morgan Securities Ltd, including head of JP Morgan’s London Offices, CEO of JP Morgan Securities Ltd, Co-head of Corporate Finance and Chief Operating Officer in Europe, before founding private investment office, Lord North Street alongside William Drake. After selling the business to Sandaire, the two co-created family office advisory Owl Private Office. Following its successful demerging, he is now joining Wren Investment Office.
CEO Of Wren, Michael Parsons Welcomes The New Appointment
“We are hugely grateful for the wisdom and guidance our outgoing Chairman, Christopher Kemball, has brought to us over the first few years of building Wren. We are indeed fortunate that he is being succeeded by Adam Wethered who is one of the most experienced veterans and pioneers in the multi-family office industry. His unparalleled and intricate knowledge of the workings of family wealth and endowments, with their multi-generational needs, will be invaluable to us.”
Adam Wethered added,
“I am honoured to be invited to become Chairman of Wren and immensely pleased to be reuniting with an exceptional team that I know well. Having worked over many years with countless families and trustees as they seek the best from the investment world, I greatly look forward to helping Wren’s clients protect, grow and enjoy their wealth. The most successful families and endowments think of their wealth as an “enterprise”, and manage it like a business, with structure, strategy and measurements. Most of all, working with their advisers from other disciplines, I enjoy helping clients turn their personal objectives into a successful investment journey”.