UHNW Wealth Managers
London, United Kingdom
Wealth Management & Private Banking
Goldman Sachs MD Natasha Pope spent the majority of her 22-year career at the firm’s securities division, before moving across to private wealth management in 2015. ‘Having run a large, cross-asset hedge fund sales business, this experience has given me the chance to bring that cross markets institutional experience to my clients,’ Pope says. ‘Bringing that holistic advice to families and individuals is even more important when you factor in the diversity of risk budgets and financial experience they may have.’
Pope aims to bring clients a ‘bespoke, efficient and diversified’ portfolio geared towards long-term preservation of capital, collaborating with the firm’s investment strategy group, and leveraging its alternative capital markets group to build significant private markets exposure. Pope is also able to gain access to the Goldman Sachs merchant bank, as well as broader proprietary and external manager offerings, including a differentiated co-investment offering. It’s also able to offer institutional-level brokerage coverage for clients, especially entrepreneurs with significant single stock positions to manage, building a ‘very targeted approach’ to investing in private markets.
Pope also leads the Goldman Sachs Women and Wealth Initiative. In 2019, it hosted 150 female entrepreneurs, C-suite executives, philanthropists and heiresses, representing $45 billion in wealth.
‘I am also focused on working with female clients to help them optimise not just the performance of a portfolio, but also to design a more goal-based approach, including objectives such as cashflow management, next gen planning, social impact investing and philanthropy,’ she adds.
Helping clients successfully navigate the financial distress that came with the global pandemic has been a particular focus for Pope. ‘With a lot of discomfort and distress within markets, a measured and thoughtful approach focused on the underlying fundamentals of the global economy was paramount, together with being mindful of liquidity,’ she says. ‘This helped prevent clients from making emotional decisions at a costly point in time in the market and, on the contrary, look for the right opportunities to rebalance and allocate additional capital at the most opportune times.’ Outside of Goldman Sachs, Pope has served as vice chair and trustee to a number of charities, including SHINE and 100 Women in Finance. She now focuses her philanthropic time towards Child Bereavement UK.
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