William is the senior partner of Hansa Capital Partners LLP, Deputy Chairman of Ocean Wilsons Holdings Limited and its listed subsidiary Wilson Sons Limited and a Director of Hansa Trust PLC. He has extensive knowledge of all aspects of private client and strategic fund investment business.
He was responsible for developing Finsbury Asset Management and the Finsbury range of funds based on the concept of early recognition of key investment trends, such as life sciences and technology, and appointing specialist managers until taken over in 1995 by Rea Brothers Group, the family’s bank of which he eventually became Chairman. In 1999 Rea Brothers Group was taken over by Close Brothers Group when he was appointed Deputy Chairman of the investment division. He has served on the board of a number of investment and trading companies.