KHALED SAïD

CAPITAL GENERATION PARTNERS

City
London
Category
UHNW Wealth Managers
Company Size
Boutique
Phone number
020 7543 1500
Email address
info@capgenpartners.com

Having studied law at Oxford and history at Harvard, and with an MBA from INSEAD, Khaled Saïd is one of the best-qualified wealth managers in the country. But it’s his ability to understand clients’ needs that sets him apart. Before co-founding Capital Generation Partners, he ran the investment operations of his own family office. ‘Having spent time on the buying side, I learned to think like an investor,’ he says. CapGen serves a dozen UHNW clients, between families and endowments, ranging from US $25 million to over $500 million. ‘We have a very niche business providing highly bespoke services to this group, and we won’t dilute what we do by pooling smaller portfolios or cramming them into a one-sizefits- all fund.’ Saïd was voted asset manager of the year for UHNWs at the Spear’s Wealth Management Awards in 2014. The firm has invested in systems to improve reporting. It has also developed a direct-deal advisory service, acting as a sounding board for clients. ‘We are not brokers in that process… but when clients come to us with investment ideas and want to have them analysed… and someone to help them in the negotiation, then we do that,’ he says. He sees clients increasingly looking for direct exposure: ‘We think we have the solution to give them access to directly-held assets, but with a well-managed overlay to increase the likelihood of investment success.’

Khaled Saïd