Stanhope Capital Group hires Chris Shelley, Goldman Sachs’ CFO for EMEA

London, 21 July 2021 – Stanhope Capital Group, the global independent wealth management and advisory firm overseeing USD 28 billion in client assets, has appointed Chris Shelley as Chief Financial Officer. Chris Shelley starts his new role with immediate effect and will be based in London.

Prior to joining Stanhope, Chris spent 14 years at Goldman Sachs in roles across Finance and Private Wealth Management. His most recent role was Chief Financial Officer of Private Wealth Management EMEA. Before working at Goldman Sachs, he qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Grant Thornton. Chris graduated with a BSc in Mathematics from Exeter University.

Daniel Pinto, Founder and CEO of Stanhope Capital Group said: “We are delighted to welcome Chris to Stanhope Capital. He will play a vital strategic role across the group’s activities, and brings a wealth of experience to this position from his time at Goldman Sachs.

“Stanhope Capital is growing significantly. There is strong demand internationally for genuinely independent advice, aligned with clients’ interests, and access to a broad platform of innovative investment opportunities. Chris joins us at an important time, as we seek to continue to expand in our existing markets – and potentially in new markets – supported by the very best professionals in the industry.”

Chris Shelley said: “I am glad to have joined Stanhope Capital – one of the few independent wealth management and advisory firms with an international footprint. I look forward to working with the team across the group’s activities in the years ahead.”

Chris Shelley’s appointment follows a number of recent senior additions to the group, including Pierre Mallevays, who joined as co-head of Merchant Banking in February, and Fleur Pellerin, Keyu Jin, Bonnie Steiner and Thomas H. Lee as non-executive directors to the group’s Board in January.

Within the last month, Stanhope Capital has also launched a new vehicle dedicated to investing in top performing venture capital funds, Stanhope FFT Global Ventures, and its Merchant Banking unit advised First Heritage Brands on the sale of Delvaux to Richemont.

In November 2020, Stanhope Capital Group announced its merger with US-based FWM Holdings, owner of Forbes Family Trust, LGL, AM Global and Optima. The group now oversees over USD 28 billion in client assets from six offices.

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About Stanhope Capital Group

Stanhope Capital Group is a global investment firm providing asset management and advisory services to private clients, institutions, corporations and charities around the world. After the merger with FWM Holdings announced in November 2020, the Group oversees over USD 28 billion in client assets and employ 140 people from 6 offices (London, Geneva, Paris, New York, Philadelphia and Palm Beach). Founded in 2004 by Daniel Pinto, Stanhope Capital offers a full range of services – wealth management, consulting, private investments and merchant banking – in an environment where the interests of partners and employees are aligned with clients. The firm’s mission is to combine state-of-the-art investment expertise with the objectivity, transparency and high service standards of an independent investment house.