Citywealth Leaders List Selector
Best of the best directory of industry stars, rising talents & leading companies in private wealth management


Citywealth, 11a Montagu Mews North, London W1H 2JZ
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7487 5858 

Karen Jones   Chief executive officer, Editor

Karen founded Citywealth after a career at News International, The Times, and Sunday Times in the legal, financial and recruitment sections. She also ran the Legalease flagship title Legal Business/Asia Pacific Legal 500, and launched Legal Business Awards and Legal 500 parties. Karen then took over In Brief magazine, where she grew the organisation from a buyout where it had gone bankrupt to a successful £500,000-a-year publishing and events business. Her work as a Citywealth CEO was recognised by five New York Stevie Awards: Entrepreneur of the year (2017) for her launch of the digital site, Women helping women (2014, 2015), Innovator of the year (2015), and Entrepreneur of the year (2015). She has mentored those in their first and second job in the City through her Tomorrow Club group for over twelve years. She has also been a consistent champion for womens career advancement in financial services. Karen is a Liveryman of the Guild of Freemen and has been granted Freedom of the City of London. Founder: Digital ratings site: Judge VR awards: Virtual Perceptions 2018. She is also an avid crypto investor. Crypto credentials. First bitcoin purchase: Coinbase June 2017. Crypto education: University of Oxford: Excel, Macro and VB: Running and coding macro. University of Oxford: Said Business School Fintech programme. Stanford University: Computer science basics online. University of California, BerkeleyX mooc: Fundamentals of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. New York Institute of Finance: Fundamentals of technical analysis. In 2021 she also launched to manage her own portfolio and to educate the wealth management market on crypto.
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Calin Lapuste  Global Head of Relationships

Calin has over seven years’ experience in international private banking, dealing with UHNWIs for one of the largest banks in Central Europe and two years in developing the largest luxury leisure centre in Eastern Europe. In 2015 he joined Citywealth where he manages the sales and marketing department, making sure the products and services are aligned with the market needs to ensure a steady growth space, creating a coordinated strategy for business development. He travels often to meet existing and potential new clients, building new relationships in international private wealth.
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