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Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? - Withers, Artorius, Tilney Smith & Williamson, Others

Editorial Staff 16 March 2021

Who's Moving Where In Wealth Management? - Withers, Artorius, Tilney Smith & Williamson, Others

The latest senior moves in asset and wealth management and legal services from across Europe and the UK.

International law firm Withers has hired Carl Newman and a team of associates in the London office to add to the firm's white collar defence, regulatory and fraud practice. The firm said it comes at a time when scrutiny of professional conduct is increasing.

Newman will be joining from BDB Pitmans, along with two senior associates and an associate. He has worked on proceedings involving the Financial Conduct Authority, Prudential Regulation Authority, Serious Fraud Office, National Crime Agency and UK tax authority. His practice also extends to internal investigations, public enquiries, defence side representation, extradition cases and some sanctions work.

Chief executive of the firm's disputes resolution division Peter Wood said: " We are going through a period of time when, rightly or wrongly, senior people are held accountable for a wider range of business and personal issues than ever before. Executives need the backing of experienced, committed advisors who can help them navigate this high-risk environment,” he said.

Over the past year Withers has expanded its investigations team in the US and Asia, adding partner Christopher La Vigne, special counsel Georges Lederman and counsel Martin Auerbach in New York, partner Amman Khan in Los Angeles, and partner Chenthil Kumarasingam in Singapore.

Independent wealth advisory firm Artorius has appointed former senior UBS figure Gareth Thomas as head of investment management. In this new role, Thomas will report to Gerard Lane, chief investment officer.

Thomas has served in a number of senior investment roles at UBS Wealth Management, most recently as head of investment content UK and head of portfolio management UK. Prior to UBS, Thomas worked at HSBC Global Asset Management and Nelson Money Managers.  

Established in 2015, Artorius advises clients across the UK from its offices in Manchester, London and Zurich. Artorius manages more than £1.25 billion ($1.73 billion) of family assets and is independently owned by management, employees, and a small group of high net worth individual shareholders.  

Tilney Smith & Williamson
Wealth manager Tilney Smith & Williamson has hired Henk Van De Beek in the Nottingham office as a financial planner for Tilney Financial Planning.

He joins after spending over three years in a consulting role at wealth manager Mattioli Woods, and before that worked at UB Financial and Bankfield IFA.

Alderwood Capital, the London-based fund manager, has made two senior hires. Ryan Sinnott is joining as partner while Jonathan Crawford has been appointed partner, general counsel and chief compliance officer.

With more than 20 years’ experience, both in the UK and Australia, Sinnott has worked in the asset management and financial services space. He joins from Northill Capital where he worked with Alderwood founder and managing partner Jon Little and was director of strategy and development. Prior to his role at Northill, he was the director of strategy and development at BNY Mellon Asset Management.

Crawford is a lawyer and compliance professional with more than 20 years’ experience in financial services. Prior to this new role, Crawford had interim spells as head of corporate/M&A at RBS (now NatWest Group), head of executive governance at Santander UK and senior consultancy roles with Citibank, Natixis Global Asset Management and Invesco.  

Founded by Jon Little, the former founder and managing partner of Northill Capital, Alderwood seeks to provide equity capital to specialist boutique active managers through investment in GP (General Partner) stakes. The new hires are based in the firm’s London office.

Oak Group
Chris Sharman, with more than 25 years’ experience in the fiduciary sector, has been appointed as a private wealth director at Oak Trust Guernsey, part of Oak Group, the private client, corporate services and fund administration business. 

Sharman’s central role is to help manage client relationships primarily in the commercial real estate sector. Based at Oak’s Guernsey headquarters, he will report to Paul Schreibke, OTGL’s managing director.

He is joining from Intertrust Guernsey where he had been a director for 17 years, including being on its management board for seven years and head of private wealth and corporate services departments for five of those years. Sharman originally joined BDO as an auditor after graduating from the University of Liverpool in 1987.

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