Tilney has doubled the size of its discretionary investment management team in Manchester with three new hires from rival wealth management firm Brown Shipley.
The team will work 'collaboratively' with Tilney’s own financial planners 'to provide clients with a truly holistic and joined-up approach to their financial affairs,' according to its head of investment management in England, Alan Edwards
The three new appointees Andrew Ramsden, Ben Griffiths and Danielle Bamber all join Tilney from private bank Brown Shipley. The hires are seen as an ‘important milestone’ in Tilney’s plans to expand its investment management team in the region.
Ramsden has worked in wealth management and private banking for almost three decades and is a chartered wealth manager and a chartered financial planner. He has previously worked for RBS, Coutts, Newton and BWD Rensburg and most recently as private client director at Brown Shipley since 2012.
Building on his experience, Ramsden will assist in growing Tilney’s personal injury and clinical negligence settlements capabilities. Ramsden will join the firm in an investment director role in early 2019.
Griffiths is set to join Tilney next month, also as investment director, formerly serving as a client senior manager at Brown Shipley since 2015. He launched his career in Scotland at private bank Adam & Co. followed by an Investment Manager role at Cornelian Asset Management in Edinburgh, before moving to his former employer. Griffiths is a chartered wealth manager, a chartered member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investment and a member of the Court of Protection Practitioners Association.
Bamber has recently joined Tilney’s Manchester office as an associate director of the investment management team. Before this she spent four years at Brown Shipley, starting out on the graduate scheme and then qualifying as a chartered wealth manager. She is also a member of the Court of Protection Practitioners Association.
Edwards said: ‘In Greater Manchester, the enlarged investment team will look to strengthen our relationships with other professional services firms including lawyers, accountants and financial advisers as a trusted partner for bespoke investment management.
'Andrew’s considerable expertise in managing assets for recipients of personal injury and clinical negligence awards will also strengthen our ability to support people who have faced life changing circumstances right across the UK.'