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Michael Shelton-Agar

Michael Shelton-Agar co-founded Global Partnership Family Offices in 2009 to capitalise on his extensive relationships with families of wealth, entrepreneurs and family offices. Through his leadership, Global Partnership Family Offices has established itself as a leader in its field. Michael’s diverse career has embraced investment management, media and economic and financial research, whilst developing close business relationships with UHNWIs, institutions and governments. 

Michael has a global approach to business having studied in London and Lisbon. He is an accomplished linguist being fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and French.  He has worked within the HNWI market for over 20 years and has a number of very long and well established relationships with individuals and families all over the world, with whom he has built a significant level of trust. In doing so, Michael is regarded as an independent, discrete and unbiased “Homme D’Affaire” for many leading family offices and wealthy individuals.

His early career started in asset management, working as a portfolio manager for six years. That followed with an appointment at Euromoney, as Director of Sales for Latin America, the Caribbean and Iberia. Michael also worked for Lombard Street Research, the economic forecasting firm where he headed their Associates division developing relationships with Sovereign Wealth Funds and governments in the Middle East and elsewhere. Following on from this he was instrumental in setting up the Family Office Partnership, primarily dealing with UK family offices when he realised that there was a need and requirement to set up Global Partnership Family Offices to be more responsive to the international growth in the family office marketplace.