The fourteenth Meeting of Minds Winning Advisers took place on Thursday 27 April at Aspire, Leeds. This document summarises the key issues raised in the topics discussed during the roundtables that took place on the day.

A Meeting of Minds Winning Advisers is a biannual strategic forum organised by Owen James. It is an opportunity for some 60 plus CEOs and MDs from those firms which typically have circa £200M funds under management and some five advisers, to come together with product and service providers keen to engage with them on a strategic level. These Meetings provide a neutral environment where they can examine industry issues, opportunities and develop business strategies to address them. In the spring the Meeting focuses on those advisory firms based in the north of the UK; the autumn iteration takes place in Surrey and focuses on those firms based in the south.

Participants enjoy access to strategic insight, active involvement in shaping the industry and networking at the highest level.

The day is a blend of roundtable sessions addressing a pre-researched and pre-agreed agenda with open discussion led by objective and professional moderators; keynotes provided by external speakers whose remit is to spark debate and encourage fresh and original thinking; plus substantial networking both structured and unstructured.

To find out more about taking part, please contact Emily Landless at Owen James: or you can contact her at 01483 862 698.

 This Report

The Roundtable Sessions were moderated by:

  • Dan Russell- Verbatim
  • Paul Miles- Silverback consulting
  • John Chapman- Owen James 

We are very grateful for the time and energy they have expended on making Winning Advisers a success and hope you will consider this report an interesting, thought-provoking and accessible read. As ever your feedback is much appreciated.

We would also like to thank the independent experts who were part of the sessions for sharing their knowledge and giving us their time and energy both in the run up to Winning Advisers and on the day.

 The Sponsors

We would like to thank all our sponsors who make these Meetings possible. The following groups took part in the Meeting and their motivation for taking part is threefold:

  • To be, and to be seen as being supportive of the industry;
  • To understand the stresses and strains being placed on the industry and, where possible, respond to them;
  • To talk openly with these business leaders with a view to ensuring that their businesses are strategically

  • Architas
  • Benchmark Capital 01
  • RSMR
  • Momentum
  • Ishares
  • GAM
  • Carmignac

The Findings


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