Katie Partridge has over 20 years experience working with Middle Eastern clients across all major financial asset classes with some of the most well-respected companies governments and UHNW families.
In 2016, Katie founded Saphira Group, a private investment office for a select group of UHNW investors/ families, primarily located in the Middle East. She presently advises and helps her Saphira clients to structure their investments and invests capital around the world in real estate, private equity, venture and public investments. Prior to Saphira, Katie was the Head of Real Asset Investments at WMG, a London based multi-family office, overseeing the firm’s global investment mandate. Before WMG, Katie was a Managing Partner of the leading boutique advisory firm, Hannam & Partners, where she worked on a number of large cross-border transactions in sectors such energy, mining, infrastructure, real estate, agriculture and financial services. Prior to the takeover by Hannam & Partners, she was a Managing Partner at Strand Partners.
Katie started her financial career in 2001 at Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) in the Middle East UHNW private client services trading team and subsequently moved to Credit Suisse First Boston with her team. In 2004 she was recruited by the Cayzer family of Caledonia Investments plc to become the Director of Sales for one of their hedge fund of funds portfolio companies.
In her personal life, Katie is actively involved with education and school projects worldwide (UK, Asia and ME), and she is a Founding Trustee of The Childhood Trust. The Childhood Trust is now one of the largest charities in London raising millions of pounds every year with the mission of alleviating childhood poverty in the capital. Katie was recently appointed to the Advisory Board of the Mohammad Ali Foundation, promoting his six Core Principles internationally.