Aidan McAvinue

Aidan McAvinue

Managing Director, Investment management

Areas of expertise

International wealth management, advice to single family offices in relation to strategy, establishment and operational matters including bank and service provider selection and engagement, lending and corporate finance.


Aidan is head of office and managing director for our regulated international business based in Jersey, Smith & Williamson International, providing investment advice to trustees, family offices and high-net-worth individuals. He was previously co-founder of a corporate finance business, providing investment and partnership solutions to international funds, trust companies and family offices.

Aidan has been a professional banker for over 16 years and has worked in a variety of senior management and executive director roles, including as founder and head of family office banking for a major global bank covering Jersey, London and Monaco. He has extensive experience in a range of areas, for example, mergers and acquisitions, lending, cash management and investment services, strategy, risk management, communications and technology.

Aidan has been on the executive committee of a major international bank subsidiary and regularly consults with large single family offices on operational considerations, partnership and outsourcing choices, and banking integration.

Notable client work and achievements

  • Founded the family office banking division of a major global bank, servicing some of the largest family offices worldwide
  • Identified as a CityWealth ‘Future Leader’ in 2014
  • Founded a successful corporate finance and consultancy business in the Channel Islands

Professional qualifications/memberships

  • Aidan is a certified director of the Institute of Directors (IoD), an associate of the Institute of Financial Services (IFS), and holds a diploma in Financial Services Management.
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