Derrick is a passionate man. If the managing director of Barclays Wealth UHNW family offices isn’t having his name plastered all over the DLR with Barclays’ support of Pride in London, he’s showing his musical passions by raising money for music colleges, supporting operas or the rising stars of music.
Despite the excitement of music, he has strong beliefs about money management, too. ‘Wealth management should be like watching paint dry,’ he says. ‘As long as you didn’t paint the room in startling red, it really should be a question of making sure that the surroundings blend and don’t clash.’
On the paint theme he adds: ‘The art is making sure that clients don’t walk blindly into market events but consider what the risks are.’