EDWARD COLLINS

HANSON ASSET MANAGEMENT

Category
Company Size
Boutique

Many new and interesting firms emerged from the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2008. The Hanson family office — as in industrial conglomerate Hanson plc — wanted its wealth not to be subject to the vicissitudes of big banks, and today it offers its management services to selected HNWs and UHNWs looking for the same. As a member of the Hanson dynasty, the engaging and quick-thinking Collins was a natural to run the firm. ‘The industry is trying to put everybody together in a lump, doing the same things, and we think it’s going the other way,’ says Collins. ‘The client is showing less commonality. Yes, everybody’s got investments in bonds and equities, but in increasingly different ways since their needs are different and they come from different backgrounds.’

Edward Collins