UHNW Investors and Family Office Services

Established as a strategic business unit , GRIP Family Office is  dedicated to serving UHNW Investors and Family Offices.

The  team is made up of veteran Private Bankers, with career experiences at J Safra Sarasin, Standard Chartered Bank, DBS, Barclays, NBAD and HSBC.

The Partners are professionals experienced and qualified to provide advisory services related to wealth management, relationship management and custody arrangement services for high-net-worth individuals.


Portfolio Solutions

Custodial solutions with inbuilt execution capabilities across global markets provided in tandem with Private Banks and Prime Brokers.

Structured Products

Curated strategies for all market conditions. Advisory and execution enabled via direct access and pricing with 40+ global issuers.

Private Funds

Once you have envisaged the investment strategy, GRIP will provide life-cycle coverage for your Private Fund, within regulatory confines.





Shabbir Jivanjee

Managing Partner

Shabbir is the Managing Partner of GRIP Family Office.
Shabbir’s career within Investment Advisory, Wealth Management and asset gathering spans over 22 years with work experiences across continents and geographies which include Dubai, UAE to Nairobi, Kenya and the wider East African region.

Expertise include handling wealth advisory mandates in excess of USD 300 million and leading multiple and diverse advisory teams. To maximise on his credentials, Shabbir joined GRIP to establish and manage Family Office as its Founding Partner.

Having begun his career at Imperial Bank, Kenya – Shabbir honed his acumen and client relationship management during his stints at Diamond Trust, Standard Chartered, CFC Stanbic, and Bank JSafra Sarasin.

Credentials also include Bachelors in Accounting and Management from the University of Cardiff, Wales, U.K. and the multilingual proficiency across English and Kiswahili.

Rakesh Jha

Executive Vice President

Rakesh is an Executive Vice President of GRIP Family Office.

Over a career spanning 27 years within Wealth Management and Corporate Banking, Rakesh has led and managed multinational financial institutions such as Bank of America, HDFC Bank, Standard Chartered and Barclays across continents and diverse geographies ranging from India, Dubai, UAE, Uganda, Seychelles and Mauritius.

Previous positions held include, Managing Director – Barclays Bank of Uganda, Managing Director – Barclays Bank Seychelles, Consumer and Private Banking Director with Barclays Bank Mauritius.

In addition, Rakesh also has served as Vice Chairman of the Uganda Bankers Association, ex officio Board Member of Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services, Executive Committee member of the Forum of South African Businesses in Uganda (FOSABU).

Academic credentials include; Master of Science (MSc) in Management from The London School of Economics (LSE), Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Pune University, and Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics from Mumbai University, India. Along with Certificates in Sustainable Business Strategy, Leading with Finance, and Alternative Investments from the Harvard Business School.

Santosh Pandit

Senior Vice President

Santosh is Senior Vice President of GRIP Family Office.

Over a career spanning 20 years within Wealth Management, Debt syndication and Private Equity, Santosh has worked with a host of financial institutions such as Standard Chartered, Royal Bank of Scotland, Anand Rathi and Citibank across India and UAE.

Santosh has rich experience in managing Private Wealth of UHNIs and Institutions, He has been instrumental in facilitating various Private equity deals in India.

Previous positions held include, Head of Global Priority Clients at Anand Rathi, and Director at Standard Chartered Bank.

Academic credentials include; Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Mumbai University, and Bachelor of Science (BSc) from Mumbai University, India.