Hargreave Hale will open a Norwich office following the appointment of two investment managers, Richard Larner and Paul Pearce, who will both join the firm from Brewin Dolphin.
Larner, who will head the branch, started his private client stockbroking career with Grieveson Grant in 1984. This was followed by a stint at Norwich and Peterborough Building Society’s stockbroking subsidiary Waters Lunniss. Richard then moved on to become a founding partner of Hill Osborne’s Norwich office which subsequently became part of Brewin Dolphin. He served as head of the Norwich office from 2007.
Pearce, who joins as investment manager, spent his early career with Barclays and was, at the time, the youngest senior investment manager in the country for Barclays Financial Services. He joined Brewin Dolphin in 2003 and has a wealth of experience managing portfolios for individuals, trusts, pensions, charities and companies.
The duo will open the Norwich office in August, with the potential for further appointments as the business develops.
Stuart Brookes, joint managing director, Hargreave Hale, says: “Richard and Paul are talented investment managers and this is an exciting time for them to join our growing business.
“The Norwich office is another step forward in our regional expansion strategy, and something we believe investors in the region will respond to positively, particularly at a time when some providers are scaling back their service offering.”