Managing director


HNW Wealth Managers

Wealth Managers



Advice type

Investment management

Portfolio management

Private banking

Client Types


Sector Focus

Financial Services

Wealth Management & Private Banking

Customer Type

Wealth adviser

Maria Elena Gatt Floridia

Spear’s Review

Maria Elena Gatt Floridia, the private banker who has told Spear’s she ‘started from nothing’, is moving by leaps and bounds in the private client world. Not only have her AuM grown substantially, but the global nature of her UK clients’ portfolios has also returned ‘strong revenue and performance’.

A director at HSBC Global Private Banking, she considers that the most important thing is her relationships with her clients. ‘It’s about staying close to your clients, and making sure that it’s not just about investments,’ she says.

That means ensuring that the right structuring is in place for portfolios. ‘I will continue to work closely with my clients and be part of their journey.’

Adviser Profile

Maria Elena is responsible for managing some of HSBC’s largest domestic HNW relationships – predominantly looking after entrepreneurs, professionals working in the financial services industry and C-suite executives.

 She has successfully grown the value of her book year on year. Whilst Maria Elena says that there is 'no magic formula' for her success, colleagues attribute it to hard work, thorough preparation, and a splash of personality. 

She listens and offers solutions to her clients that are tailored precisely to their individual needs. Success has also been attributed to the fact that Maria Elena has access to multi-skilled team of experts covering investment advice and management, structuring, succession planning, philanthropy and bespoke lending.

Maria Elena’s clients have always been her number-one priority and aims to build long-term relationships. She enjoys working with people who have been highly successful across a range of industries and professions. 

She stays close to her clients especially in difficult times and crucially, makes sure that they have no reason to ever leave her. 

Rank: Top Recommended

Top Recommended 2024, HNW Wealth Managers




8 Cork Street, London, W1S 3LJ

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