De Angelo, who loves her gardening, has proved a big incentive for flourishing Asian female tech entrepreneurs who plan to move to the UK.
‘They’re highly intelligent individuals who have built companies themselves, are very well supported by Beijing University of Tech in their studies, and are still looking for Western expertise when it comes to wealth structuring, planning, asset management,’ she told Spear’s last year.
Her and Pictet’s approach to clients is as relaxed as one would expect from someone who grows fruit for the Chelsea Flower Show in their spare time. ‘We take the time to grow relationships and build the trust which is so vital,’ she says. One new client she brought in joined only after five years of close, professional cooperation to build that trust.