In this edition of Contemi Solutions’ ‘Contemi in Conversation With’ series, Kean Williams, Executive Director Global Operations at Contemi, interviewed Neil Blankstone, Senior Director Business Development, Blankstone Sington.
Established in 1989, Blankstone Sington is a leading investment management and brokerage firm in the UK. The Company offers investment advisory, personal and trust taxation, and estate administration services. Blankstone Sington serves private individuals, trustees, charities, and pension funds.
Owing to the long-standing working relationship between the two firms, the discussion was a candid exchange of ideas and opinions covering a wide range of topics from surviving and thriving during the pandemic to the UK’s economy, impact of the pandemic on the industry to the value the two firms have brought to each other over the years.
During this discussion, you’ll learn:
- How Contemi and Blankstone have forged a mutually beneficial partnership since 1994
- Blankstone’s transformational journey and survival during the pandemic
- Key offerings and differentiators for Blankstone Sington
- Revival of UK’s economy and impact on Financial Services firms due to COVID-19
- Wealth management technology trends in 2021
- Regulations and demand for ESG going forward
Neil highlighted, “The COVID-19 lockdown has accelerated many of the things that probably we could have and should have done a little bit sooner. The move from a more traditional server-based system to the cloud has made such a huge difference, and if anyone else is watching, I would urge you to consider it. You’ll save yourself a lot of time and a lot of headaches and allow yourselves to do all sorts of different things that otherwise you really would have struggled. Contemi’s support for Blankstone Sington has been invaluable, we’ve known each other a very very long time. I would like to think that we have not only developed together, but we will continue to. There is a like-mindedness about the two firms, and I think the key thing there is that the philosophies that underpin both firms are very similar- The customers come first.”
Watch the full interview to learn more!