Membership Directory - Individual

Helen Watson

Chief Executive Officer, Wealth Management UK at Rothschild & Co


Helen is CEO of Rothschild & Co Wealth Management UK and Co-Head of the global Wealth Management business at Rothschild & Co. She has spent her entire career working with private clients, charities, foundations and endowments.

Before joining Rothschild & Co, Helen worked in Morgan Stanley's UK Private Wealth Management business. Having joined them in 1991, she was appointed a Managing Director in 2005. Helen has an unusually deep understanding of private clients' investment needs having been both a private client portfolio manager, and since 2003, a senior client advisor.

Helen joined Rothschild & Co in 2010 and was appointed CEO of the UK Wealth Management business in 2015. More recently, Helen took on joint leadership of the global Wealth Management business. She is passionate about improving gender and social diversity at Rothschild & Co and leads a number of initiatives in this area. Helen has won and been nominated for a large number of prestigious awards over many years.

Helen comments: "Rothchild & Co is proud to be committed to building an inclusive culture and one which fully supports the LGBT+ community. The rapid growth of our allies network demonstrates the level of commitment to creating an inclusive environment within our organisation. I believe passionately in the value of diversity and the importance of inclusion - and not just because it is the right thing to do; there's a real business case to ensuring that our teams include a wide range of perspectives, experiences and ways of thinking. This can only be achieved if we have diversity within our teams."
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