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Our Specialists

 
Belinda Aspinall

Belinda Aspinall

Regional Head, EMEA, Global Family & Private Investment Office Group
 
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Belinda Aspinall

Belinda Aspinall

Regional Head, EMEA, Global Family & Private Investment Office Group
 

Belinda Aspinall is the Regional Head of the Global Family and Private Investment Offices Group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and is based in London.

Prior to joining the GFO group, Belinda was CEO of Northern Trust Channel Islands, where she was responsible for the Banking, Fund Administration and Fiduciary business.

From 2012, Belinda was based in Stockholm, where she was responsible for all asset servicing and asset management business activity across Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.  

Belinda joined Northern Trust in 2005 as a senior relationship Manager responsible for a range of UK, Irish and Guernsey domiciled fund managers. In 2007 she assumed the role as head of a team of global fund services relationship managers in the UK which services global asset managers, insurance funds and in-house managed pension scheme clients.  

Belinda has over 26 years of industry experience in a wide range of operational and client-facing roles. She began her career with JPMorgan Chase, Luxembourg before moving to London as a senior relationship manager in 2000.

Lesley Hodgson

Lesley Hodgson

Director, Middle East Client Development, Global Family and Private Investment Office Group EMEA
 
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Lesley Hodgson

Lesley Hodgson

Director, Middle East Client Development, Global Family and Private Investment Office Group EMEA
 

Lesley started her career with the Treasury of Royal Bank of Scotland before joining Northern Trust’s asset management business in 1995 to establish a portfolio management capability outside of the United States. After the successful establishment of this function she then worked with international clients on their global investment and securities lending needs.

She specialises in working with ultra-high net worth global families and their advisors on a vast range of different aspects to managing family wealth. She works with some of the leading global experts on tax and legal matters with special attention on establishing trusts, Private Trust Companies (PTCs) and Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs). Her experience includes helping families establish efficiency, governance and succession planning within family businesses, property, art and landed estates. She has been instrumental in the establishment of new family offices as well as providing ongoing strategic solutions to those with long standing offices.

Lesley has a M.A. degree with Honours in Accountancy and Economics, from the University of Dundee, Scotland, and is IMC qualified.

David Clerey

David Clerey

Client Development Manager, Global Family & Private Investment Offices Group, EMEA
 
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David Clerey

David Clerey

Client Development Manager, Global Family & Private Investment Offices Group, EMEA
 
David is responsible for the Global Family and Private Investment Offices Group’s European development team.

David has broad experience in working with ultra high net worth international families when it comes to managing family wealth. He has helped families implement efficiencies and governance across their structures while assisting strategic succession planning solutions which have included international real estate, art and family businesses. He partners with families and their private offices to understand their individual needs, while providing solutions allowing them to overcome the challenges faced when managing wealth across jurisdictions and generations. 
 
David started his career with Credit Suisse before joining Northern Trust’s Global Family Office Group in 2009. He quickly progressed into Relationship Management and oversaw a number of diverse and complex international family structures. He currently serves as Director on a number of client company boards.
 
David graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Marketing from Edinburgh Napier University
 
 

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