Following notary studies (CFPN & DESS de Droit Notarial), Benoist Lombard has built a career in private wealth
management initially directing the wealth structuring activities of groupe UAP-Banque Worms (Vendôme Patrimoine),
before creating Witam MFO in 1996. Witam MFO provides advice and wealth management structuring services to French
and International families and private investors using both its own internal specialists and its extensive network (experts in
law, tax, finance, property and for domestic and cross-border situations), to provide a complete wealth solution. Witam
MFO advices and manages 400 M€ for over 130 client families.
Benoist has, in parallel, completed 18 years of teaching on the l’ESCP-Europe Master Gestion de patrimoine Full-time et
Executive (“Wealth Management Master’s degree programme in both the Full time and Executive format”). From 2003, he
served as the secrétaire général de l’UCGP (Union des Conseils en Gestion de Patrimoine), (« General Secretary of the
Advisory Council for Wealth Management ») which represents 350 CGPI-members (“Independent Financial Advisors”) and
has 20b € of assets under advice.
From 2014, he has served as président de la Chambre Nationale des Conseils en Gestion de Patrimoine, (« National
Chamber of Independent Financial Advisors »), the leading association representing CGP-CIF (« Independent Wealth
Managers / Independent Financial Advisors”).
He is a regular presenter for the TV Channel BFM Business on all topics of wealth management, and contributes regularly
to seminars and conferences on these issues.
He is additionally co-founder & president of the supervisory board of the portfolio management company WiseAM, based
in Neuilly-sur-Seine.
In 2017, he was elected Personnalité de l’année (« Personality of the year ») (Les Coupoles de Ditsrib Invest)

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