Company director Simon Aitken, previously of rival company Howden, is responsible for UK non-doms insurance specialist Gauntlet’s impressive growth. He specialises not only in fine art and jewellery, but also in farms and rural estates. A leading player in the industry, Gauntlet has been serving its HNW clientele for over 30 years. Its current book contains assets valued in excess of £8 billion, which includes ‘many of the best known homes and art collections in Europe’. In a highly competitive market, Aitken has seen enquiries streaming in, but with a clear demand from discerning clients for ‘service, knowledge, attention to detail and advice… something Gauntlet takes great care and pride over’.