We understand that wealth management goes beyond the financial. Coutts experts provide pragmatic advice on the aspects of wealth that go beyond the balance sheet but really matter to our clients.
We understand that wealth means more than money. The Coutts Institute focuses on the governance of wealth - helping family businesses succeed, helping clients fulfil ambitions for their philanthropy, and preparing the next generation for inheritance.
The Coutts Institute are experts who have many years' experience in the fields of philanthropy, wealth succession planning and family businesses.
Managing Director, Coutts Institute
Maya is involved in advising families on a range of issues including succession, governance, communication and next generation development and philanthropy. She has extensive experience in facilitating family meetings to arrive at a way forward and in drafting associated documents such as family constitutions and distribution policies.
She joined Coutts in 2008 and has advised families in the Middle East, Asia and the UK. Maya holds practising Certificates in Family Business Advising and Family Wealth Advising from the Family Firm Institute, Boston, USA and holds a Professional Certificate in Coaching from the Henley Business School, University of Reading. Maya is an Accredited Mediator from Regents University, London.
Executive Director, Coutts Institute
Lenka joined Coutts in 2011, bringing over 15 years of experience. Her career began with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office/Overseas Development Agency, based at the British Embassy in Prague. Since then Lenka has worked with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, a private American family foundation, the Tudor Trust and New Philanthropy Capital. Prior to joining Coutts, Lenka was a Director at the Carnegie UK Trust.
Lenka holds a BA (Hons) in Contemporary East European Studies from the University of London, an MBA and an MSc in Development Management, FFI GEN Certificates in Family Wealth Advising and in Family Business Advising and is an Accredited Mediator.
Director, Coutts Institute
Rachel has over 10 years’ experience in the non-profit sector, having begun her career in fundraising where she worked with supporters from individuals to major foundations.
Having moved to Coutts in 2011, Rachel specialises in helping philanthropists to develop their giving so that is both effective and rewarding. She advises clients and facilitates Coutts Institute Forums across the UK, and has worked with multiple generations within families. She also supports clients around challenges such as how to talk about wealth as a family and preparing children for inheritance. Rachel is a trustee of Philanthropy Impact.
Place your future in experienced hands. Our Wealth Structuring team advise on a range of issues from estate and succession planning, charitable giving, retirement planning and protection and can help you navigate complexities in relation to buying UK real estate, cross-border planning, business exits and moving to the UK. The security, opportunity and responsibility your wealth brings often demands careful specialist advice.
If you want to share your wealth with charitable organisations, you are in good company. Coutts has a long history of supporting not-for-profit initiatives, and we understand the desire to give somthing back. Our Charity Services team has the knowledge and experience to ensure your charitable activities have the greatest impact.
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