For an individual who has demonstrated outstanding to HNWs in the UK in 2021–22, specialising in managing investable assets between £500,000 and £15 million. Attention will be paid to factors including changes in client-facing head count, changes in assets under management, market performance, broader services and innovation, as well as client feedback.
HNW Wealth Manager of the Year
Luka Gakic – Ruffer
HSBC Global Private Bank
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‘He’s an incredible man,’ said an industry peer when Ruffer’s Luka Gakic first reached the Spear’s rankings. Arriving in London as a six-year-old fleeing civil war in Sarajevo in 1992 with his mother, Gakic was put forward for a scholarship at Harrow, before later studying PPE at Oxford.
He joined Ruffer in 2011 and is now its head of UK wealth. Our judges noted he had ‘spent a vast amount of time winning trust and gaining the confidence of clients’, while the firm ‘had a storming year’.