Our clients come to us because they want more than wealth management. We know, we understand and we care.
Achieving long-term, sustainable wealth is a complex challenge – sometimes an emotional journey – and our clients face it from a variable base of knowledge, understanding and skills.
Some people are self-directed but there are also those without a strong interest or deep financial understanding. While, for many, helping the next generation become successful stewards of their wealth is the primary concern.
This variety means we have no ‘standard’ way of dealing with clients. We draw on our family heritage, skills and experience to understand then cater to each individual’s needs; from those who take an active interest in managing their money to those who prefer to stay at arms’ length.
That might mean familiarising someone with financial terminology and products, building on their existing knowledge or enabling advanced investors to access non-mainstream investments.
We believe that sharing experience and first-hand knowledge is important. One of our greatest strengths is being able to introduce clients to other families or investors at various stages of wealth transition.
Whatever their circumstances, our aim is to empower and educate our clients. Together, we can help them take control of their financial future.
Our expertise in financial services dates back to 1903 when The Provincial Insurance Company was founded by Sir James Scott in Manchester.
After ownership passed to James’s sons, Francis and Samuel, the company relocated to Sand Aire House in Cumbria in 1919; a move that would help inspire the business that Sandaire is today.
The Provincial pioneered an innovative approach to underwriting. Among other schemes, it introduced the first rural discount for motor vehicles in Britain.
Involving distinguished economist, John Maynard Keynes, in 1922 was a strategic move by the Scott brothers. They recognised the importance of the investment portfolio within the family’s business and, consequently, by 1936 equity holdings were at 76% above net book costs.
The Provincial grew further, opening a Singapore office in 1957 and by the time the Scotts sold it in 1994, the company employed more than 2,000 people with a turnover of over £350m.
In 1996, Alex Scott founded Sandaire to manage the family’s wealth. He sought two things:
A fiercely independent, objective approach with analytical focus and excellent results
Guidance from experts whose concern was to safeguard and advance clients interests
Those motivations remain at our core today.
Our Singapore office was established in 2012 to extend our expertise in Asia. Since then, Sandaire Singapore has become a leading source of information for families who seek to learn more about multi-family investment offices and the opportunities they provide.
Between London and Singapore, we now work closely with over 40 families and foundations across the world.
Phone: +44 (0) 020 7290 9745