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Brooks Macdonald Names New Investment Director

Amisha Mehta Assistant Editor London 4 May 2016

Brooks Macdonald Names New Investment Director

The UK investment manager has made a senior hire from Quilter Cheviot to look after its “golden visa” capabilities.

London-listed Brooks Macdonald has appointed Alex Ford as an investment director within its portfolio service team.

Ford joins from Quilter Cheviot, where he was investment manager. He brings experience of managing individual, pension, trust and charity accounts for high net worth clients and their families. He has previously worked at Barclays Wealth and Hartmann Capital.

He replaces Clare Delaney, who has left the company. 

Ford will lead Brooks Macdonald’s Tier 1 investor visa programme in London, working with financial advisors, solicitors and accountants. He also ran Quilter Cheviot's programme for such investor visas, otherwise known as “golden visas”. 

“His experience working closely with financial advisors will provide an important addition to our team as more and more professional advisors decide to outsource investment management activities to specialists like Brooks Macdonald,” said Nick Holmes, managing director, investment management at the company.

During the first quarter of 2016, Brooks Macdonald saw its discretionary funds under management rise 2.37 per cent to a record £8 billion ($12 billion).

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