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James Sellon

CO-FOUNDER , MANAGING PARTNER , SENIOR WEALTH MANAGER

Specialism: Financial Advisory & UHNW Services Family Wealth Advisory

Company: MASECO Private Wealth

Location: London, England

Citywealth rating

4.54762
Average: 4.5 (21 votes)
Fee Level:
4.38095
Average: 4.4 (21 votes)
Quality of Advice
4.57143
Average: 4.6 (21 votes)
Communications Skills
4.61905
Average: 4.6 (21 votes)
Interpersonal Skills
4.61905
Average: 4.6 (21 votes)
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Private client review:

James and his team have provided my wife and me with excellent service. This is reflected in a number of ways: - Their listening skills are among the best I have seen from service providers. They worked with us through a number of sessions to understand our goals, risk-tolerances, preferences, and the like, before even coming close to making a recommendation on an investment strategy, - Their analytic work brought joy to the soul of this finance anorak! Emma James, from James's team, did [and continues to do] a marvellous job of exchanging ideas across spreadsheets and related analytics, such that we make fully-informed decisions, which allow for client offline analyses, and then the sharing thereof with the team. I feel that I have found a kindred partner in finance with them! - More generally, their thoroughness is laudable. Meetings are well-structured; minutes are carefully composed and provided; and follow-up is excellent. Periodic reporting is also of a very high level, including information that works very well with our tax accountants - an essential for us as dual nationals. - Both James and Emma have a very pleasant and effective communication style. Both are clearly knowledgeable to a very high degree, yet can explain their thinking with model clarity, and at a level that makes us very comfortable. In sum, James and Emma do a splendid job from inception, to investment, and onward to regular discussion and review - they are a great team, and we enjoy working with them very much.

11 Mar 2022

Peer review:

Citywealth recommended

James Sellon    MASECO Private Wealth   
06 Dec 2021

Peer review:

James is a skilful communicator with a broad knowledge of the industry. He is a wonderful sounding board for both peers and clients. James always puts his clients first and operates with the highest integrity.

29 Apr 2021

Peer review:

James is an outstanding financial planner and wealth adviser. We refer many clients to him and have been delighted with the feedback received.

Alan Smith    www.capital.co.uk   
22 Apr 2021

Peer review:

A committed leader in the private wealth space, particularly in respect of U.K./US clients

21 Apr 2021

Peer review:

I have known James professionally for over 15 years. He has consistently maintained his focus on providing the best possible outcomes for his clients and acting with kindness and integrity in his dealings with colleagues and his employees. The success of Maseco is a direct reflection of the values he and Josh embody and have instilled in their business.

21 Apr 2021

Peer review:

James brings together two very difficult skills; the ability to manage complex financial situations, and the ability to communicate in effective and meaningful ways, always holding investor outcomes as the central goal.

20 Apr 2021

Peer review:

James and his team have always provided excellent advice and asset management to my clients over the years. They take the time to get to know their clients and understand what is important to them to ensure they offer the best investment strategy.

Suzanne Willis    Block Rothenberg   
20 Apr 2021

Peer review:

James leads in his niche in the market. Excellent client service and very good communication skills.

Ross Elder    Lincoln Private Investment Office   
20 Apr 2021

Private client review:

Very knowledgable, a good listener, and excellent people skills.

18 May 2020

Private client review:

James is professional, very personable, pro-active, patient and actually listens to the details of your experiences and goals. The Maseco team take their behavioural cue from James, their leader, so that the whole company is aligned in its values and willingness to assist. The financial advice from Maseco has been excellent.

Jayne Chace    Chace Consulting   
13 May 2020

Private client review:

A very long term relationship with positive impact. James and Maseco have provided reassuring management of my savings and investments as well as peace if mind which is very important.

Sam Theodore    Scope Insights   
13 May 2020

Private client review:

James Sellon has served us with excellence since 2002, and we could not be happier with his and his team’s quality of service.

Rod MacAlistet    MGA   
13 May 2020

Private client review:

James gives a great deal of time and personal attention to his clients and has a very carefully thought through and responsible approach to investing and wealth management. He offers an excellent combination of technical and interpersonal skills.

Robin Hardie    n/a   
13 May 2020

Peer review:

James is best of breed. Personable, effective and tax literate, it has been a pleasure to work on a large number of clients together over many years.

01 Aug 2019

Private client review:

James has an superb manner in combining great advice along with an engaging personality. He encourages the people around him to enjoy the experience and at the same time deliver terrific customer service. Whether it is his colleagues or other clients, James creates a team spirit and a sense of fun and adventure. I have recommended him to numerous individuals who would all agree. On top of it all, he runs a very successful business which clearly reflects his skills as a leader.

Liz ellerton    N/a   
23 Jul 2019

Peer review:

I have known James Sellon for many years, and have worked most closely over the past three years, both on common clients and my personal investments. As a tax practitioner serving individuals with US and UK tax considerations, it is a challenge finding investment professionals with the skills and platform to service my clients. I never hesitate to recommend James to my clients, as I know that he has both. Moreover, I trust James to provide a very personal service to my clients. He takes the time to get to know them and their objectives in great detail, applying technology and his broad knowledge, and arrives at a financial plan that considers all of their needs and not just an asset allocation. James also has a strong grounding in US and UK planning and compliance, so he asks the right questions and serves as a capable sounding board for the tax advisor. His platform makes filing the US and UK tax returns much easier, and he ensures that his clients stay in compliance with both jurisdictions. Most importantly, James is an empathetic person who puts his clients' interests first and operates with the highest integrity.

07 May 2019

Peer review:

I first met James in 2009 shortly after he co-founded MASECO Private Wealth. Since that time, I have referred many clients to him and have always been impressed with the skill in which he manages his relationships with them. James consistently manages to secure the ‘trusted advisor’ status that all advisors strive towards but few successfully deliver. James is driven by sensible long term financial planning, an intellectual view of the markets and tax literacy.

07 May 2019

Peer review:

James understands the real meaning of ‘know your client’ and provides genuinely personal advice and solutions. This allows him to build consistently strong, and invariably long term relationships, with those who engage him.

07 Feb 2018

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2016  Future Leaders Awards

Entrepreneurial Individual of the Year

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Average client size: Under £5 million

Fixed fee offering: No

MASECO Private Wealth

Number of offices globally: 1-5

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Private client review:

James and his team have provided my wife and me with excellent service. This is reflected in a number of ways: - Their listening skills are among the best I have seen from service providers. They worked with us through a number of sessions to understand our goals, risk-tolerances, preferences, and the like, before even coming close to making a recommendation on an investment strategy, - Their analytic work brought joy to the soul of this finance anorak! Emma James, from James's team, did [and continues to do] a marvellous job of exchanging ideas across spreadsheets and related analytics, such that we make fully-informed decisions, which allow for client offline analyses, and then the sharing thereof with the team. I feel that I have found a kindred partner in finance with them! - More generally, their thoroughness is laudable. Meetings are well-structured; minutes are carefully composed and provided; and follow-up is excellent. Periodic reporting is also of a very high level, including information that works very well with our tax accountants - an essential for us as dual nationals. - Both James and Emma have a very pleasant and effective communication style. Both are clearly knowledgeable to a very high degree, yet can explain their thinking with model clarity, and at a level that makes us very comfortable. In sum, James and Emma do a splendid job from inception, to investment, and onward to regular discussion and review - they are a great team, and we enjoy working with them very much.

11 Mar 2022

Peer review:

Citywealth recommended

James Sellon    MASECO Private Wealth   
06 Dec 2021

Peer review:

James is a skilful communicator with a broad knowledge of the industry. He is a wonderful sounding board for both peers and clients. James always puts his clients first and operates with the highest integrity.

29 Apr 2021

Peer review:

James is an outstanding financial planner and wealth adviser. We refer many clients to him and have been delighted with the feedback received.

Alan Smith    www.capital.co.uk   
22 Apr 2021

Peer review:

A committed leader in the private wealth space, particularly in respect of U.K./US clients

21 Apr 2021

Peer review:

I have known James professionally for over 15 years. He has consistently maintained his focus on providing the best possible outcomes for his clients and acting with kindness and integrity in his dealings with colleagues and his employees. The success of Maseco is a direct reflection of the values he and Josh embody and have instilled in their business.

21 Apr 2021

Peer review:

James brings together two very difficult skills; the ability to manage complex financial situations, and the ability to communicate in effective and meaningful ways, always holding investor outcomes as the central goal.

20 Apr 2021

Peer review:

James and his team have always provided excellent advice and asset management to my clients over the years. They take the time to get to know their clients and understand what is important to them to ensure they offer the best investment strategy.

Suzanne Willis    Block Rothenberg   
20 Apr 2021

Peer review:

James leads in his niche in the market. Excellent client service and very good communication skills.

Ross Elder    Lincoln Private Investment Office   
20 Apr 2021

Private client review:

Very knowledgable, a good listener, and excellent people skills.

18 May 2020

Private client review:

James is professional, very personable, pro-active, patient and actually listens to the details of your experiences and goals. The Maseco team take their behavioural cue from James, their leader, so that the whole company is aligned in its values and willingness to assist. The financial advice from Maseco has been excellent.

Jayne Chace    Chace Consulting   
13 May 2020

Private client review:

A very long term relationship with positive impact. James and Maseco have provided reassuring management of my savings and investments as well as peace if mind which is very important.

Sam Theodore    Scope Insights   
13 May 2020

Private client review:

James Sellon has served us with excellence since 2002, and we could not be happier with his and his team’s quality of service.

Rod MacAlistet    MGA   
13 May 2020

Private client review:

James gives a great deal of time and personal attention to his clients and has a very carefully thought through and responsible approach to investing and wealth management. He offers an excellent combination of technical and interpersonal skills.

Robin Hardie    n/a   
13 May 2020

Peer review:

James is best of breed. Personable, effective and tax literate, it has been a pleasure to work on a large number of clients together over many years.

01 Aug 2019

Private client review:

James has an superb manner in combining great advice along with an engaging personality. He encourages the people around him to enjoy the experience and at the same time deliver terrific customer service. Whether it is his colleagues or other clients, James creates a team spirit and a sense of fun and adventure. I have recommended him to numerous individuals who would all agree. On top of it all, he runs a very successful business which clearly reflects his skills as a leader.

Liz ellerton    N/a   
23 Jul 2019

Peer review:

I have known James Sellon for many years, and have worked most closely over the past three years, both on common clients and my personal investments. As a tax practitioner serving individuals with US and UK tax considerations, it is a challenge finding investment professionals with the skills and platform to service my clients. I never hesitate to recommend James to my clients, as I know that he has both. Moreover, I trust James to provide a very personal service to my clients. He takes the time to get to know them and their objectives in great detail, applying technology and his broad knowledge, and arrives at a financial plan that considers all of their needs and not just an asset allocation. James also has a strong grounding in US and UK planning and compliance, so he asks the right questions and serves as a capable sounding board for the tax advisor. His platform makes filing the US and UK tax returns much easier, and he ensures that his clients stay in compliance with both jurisdictions. Most importantly, James is an empathetic person who puts his clients' interests first and operates with the highest integrity.

07 May 2019

Peer review:

I first met James in 2009 shortly after he co-founded MASECO Private Wealth. Since that time, I have referred many clients to him and have always been impressed with the skill in which he manages his relationships with them. James consistently manages to secure the ‘trusted advisor’ status that all advisors strive towards but few successfully deliver. James is driven by sensible long term financial planning, an intellectual view of the markets and tax literacy.

07 May 2019

Peer review:

James understands the real meaning of ‘know your client’ and provides genuinely personal advice and solutions. This allows him to build consistently strong, and invariably long term relationships, with those who engage him.

07 Feb 2018

Start Ratings
Written Review
Your Details
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Your personal data is used for internal purposes only and is never sold or shared. For any enquiries, please email assistant editor Karen Jones at kjones@citywealthmag.com

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