Sanlam UK is a leading provider of high-quality wealth and investment management services. We are part of the Sanlam Group, an international financial services group listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of £5.1 billion. Our success story is firmly rooted in our distinct approach to wealth creation and preservation. In a similar fashion to how artists create one-of-a-kind pieces with careful planning, deliberation and inspiration, we approach our clients as individuals with unique needs that require customised solutions.
“The worlds of art and wealth management have one very important similarity – to craft something meaningful and of real value that lasts for generations to come. The same spirit that guides and inspires artists to create cultural wealth is what drives our experts to grow and preserve our clients’ wealth.
The traits and characteristics typically associated with artists, such as inspiration, innovation, hard-learned skills, comprehensive experience and care – even the need to take calculated risk at times – reflects the approach taken by our portfolio managers and financial planners". - Penny Lovell, chief executive, Sanlam Private Wealth
‘The Importance of Time’
In 2020 we collaborated with Adi Toch (metal artist) and Edmond Byrne (glass artist) to commission a unique sculpture titled ‘The importance of time’. Time is unquestionably the most important commodity we have – without it, we can’t achieve our personal or our financial ambitions.
The commission showcases the well-honed skills of the artists and reflects the infinite nature of time through a series of circular vessels, representing life’s journey and the different saving pots we need along the way.
Through careful manipulation of copper, an understanding of the molten properties of glass and an appreciation for how the two materials interact, the artists have created a unique sculpture that demonstrates a lifetime of knowledge and practice.
It’s this specialism that underpins our approach to managing money. We combine market knowledge, a detailed understanding of your requirements and careful research to deliver your financial ambitions and peace of mind.
The sculpture can be viewed in our London head office and serves as a reminder to all of us of the importance of time.
Art and wealth management are as similar as they are disparate. Our materials might be different, but we both use skill and collaboration to transform something ordinary into something meaningful and of real value.
Adi Toch graduated from The Cass, London in 2009 with a masters in Art, Design & Visual Culture, following her BA with First Class Honours from Bezalel Art Academy in Jerusalem, Metalwork department. Her work is exhibited internationally and has won prestigious awards including a Gold Award from The Goldsmiths’ Craft and Design Council UK. In 2017 she was shortlisted for The Loewe Craft Prize and won a Wallpaper.Design Award. In 2018 she won the European Prize for Applied Arts. Public collections include The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Crafts Council UK, The Goldsmiths’ Company and Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge.
Glass artist Edmond Byrne was born in Dublin, Ireland. Byrne graduated with a bachelor’s degree in craft design from the National College of Art and Design in Dublin in 2000. In 1999, he completed an apprenticeship as a glassblowing assistant with Chihuly Inc.—founded by American glass sculptor Dale Chihuly in Seattle—during which time Byrne contributed to projects such as the glass chandelier for the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Byrne obtained his master’s degree in glass from the Royal College of Art in London in 2010. That same year, he moved his glass studio—which was originally founded in Dublin in 2002—to Surrey where it remains today.