Hargreaves Lansdown has recruited 10 wealth managers and financial advisers in a substantial expansion of its regional presence.
The 10 have joined Hargreaves Lansdown in recent weeks from former employers such as St James’s Place and Chase de Vere, and span locations including London, Cardiff and Greater Manchester. They will remain in their regions rather than relocating to Bristol.
The hiring spree has taken the number of advisers at Hargreaves Lansdown to 100 across the UK.
The firm describes its activities in the space as offering ‘a unique advisory proposition which complements our direct and non-advised services, allowing clients to pick and choose when and how, they take advice’.
As at 31 December 2013, Hargreaves Lansdown had £4.1 billion of discretionary assets under management, of which £2.5 billion was invested through its portfolio management service on behalf of 14,500 clients.
‘Finding and securing the right high-quality individuals is one of the toughest tasks for any business,’ Hargreaves Lansdown’s head of financial planning Danny Cox (pictured) told Wealth Manager, and expressed confidence that the new recruits had ‘all the right skills and knowledge to excel at Hargreaves Lansdown’.
Robin Smith has joined Hargreaves Lansdown from St James’s Place Wealth Management, where he was an associate partner in Hertfordshire, with over 35 years’ experience in financial services.
Mark Brett has joined from wealth boutique Sable in London, where he was a private client wealth and investment adviser working towards the CISI Masters in Wealth Management.
Nicola Meadows has joined from Chase de Vere in Basingstoke, having earlier in her career been a director at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and an assistant director at Mercury Asset Management.
Sian Thomas has joined from a role as an annuities adviser at Which? Financial Services in Cardiff, having previously been a financial adviser at Lloyds and HSBC.
Miranda Hickson has joined from Nationwide, having previously worked at HSBC, and Anthony Roberts from Ellis Bates in Harrogate.
Matthew Bryan-Harris has joined from Lloyds, where he was a wealth manager in the Greater Manchester area.
Katie White has joined from Prudential in Kent, Jeremy Home from NatWest, and Stuart Mills from Prudential too.