Brooks Macdonald names new investment director

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

Brooks Macdonald names new investment director

He has also been appointed head of Brooks Macdonald’s tier 1 investor visa programme in London.

Ford brings with him over 9 years’ investment management experience and joins Brooks Macdonald from Quilter Cheviot. He has experience of managing individual, ISA, pension, trust and charity accounts for high net worth clients and their families.

Ford’s previous roles also include positions at Barclays Wealth and Hartmann Capital.

“We are very pleased to have Alex join us,” said Nick Holmes, managing director, investment management. "His experience working closely with financial advisers will provide an important addition to our team as more and more professional advisers decide to outsource investment management activities to specialists like Brooks Macdonald. We have a responsibility to maintain client service levels and our continued recruitment of quality investment managers is vital in achieving this.”

Ford added: “It is an exciting time for Brooks Macdonald and I am delighted to be part of the experienced and successful Bespoke Portfolio Service team. Brooks Macdonald has an excellent reputation across the industry, its employees and, crucially, its clients and I look forward to contributing to the future success of the firm.”

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