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Who’s Moving Where In Wealth Management? – CISI, Schroders, Others

Editorial Staff

26 May 2023

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment 
 has appointed Justin Blower as regional director for the South and South Wales.

Blower (pictured), who joins in August, will report directly to Ben Waterhouse, chief client officer. He will be responsible for leading SPW’s advice business across the region including Bristol, Cardiff, Oxford and the South West, the firm said in a statement.

Prior to joining SPW, Blower was sales director at M&G Wealth where he led the platform distribution teams for more than seven years. Before that he worked at Ascentric and AXA.

Waterhouse said: “The experience that Justin brings to the role will be a huge benefit not only to the South and South Wales region, but to the whole business. His experience in helping wealth management businesses integrate tech and digital solutions will be invaluable to SPW as we continue on our growth journey...Justin's appointment reflects our continued commitment to the regions and builds on our long-term regional growth strategy.”

Blower added: “This is an exciting time to have joined SPW as it continues to grow its regional presence. We have ambitious plans and I look forward to leading and developing our advice business in the South and South Wales regions.”

Schroders Personal Wealth is a joint venture between Lloyds Banking Group and Schroders.

Sam Murton, who has been working with as a consultant since 2022, has been appointed as the new chief operating officer.

Murton brings extensive experience in international business consulting, strategic development and people and change management, the firm said in a statement. She has worked with a diverse range of businesses and sectors, including Aegon, easyJet, Three, Orange (EE) and Next plc, supporting companies with scalability and global expansion.

Her remit is to galvanise the team to execute Progeny's strategic plans for the future.

Following her appointment, Murton commented: "Progeny is on an exciting growth trajectory and, having known the team for a number of months, I'm inspired to be surrounded by such a wealth of expertise and ambition, under the dynamic leadership of Neil Moles...With such a solid foundation already in place, I can focus on instilling scalability and capacity via the pillars of Consumer Duty and my ambition is that Progeny is viewed globally as a standard-bearer for professional excellence."

Progeny CEO, Moles, said: "Sam's global experience with big brands speaks for itself and will support Progeny's international growth. With a unique blend of business management and inspirational leadership Sam is a visionary operator who has a natural ability to captivate, guide and direct teams to success.

"In keeping with our recent key senior appointments, bringing Sam into the business in this role is designed to ensure that Progeny has the right team and expertise in place to deliver on its long-term strategy."

UK-based Progeny brings together independent financial planning, asset management, tax, HR and private and corporate legal services.