Wealth manager Charles Stanley has appointed four individuals to complete the firm’s asset management restructure.
Last year, the firm announced the reorganisation of its asset management teams into a single asset management division.
This included assimilating the four asset management businesses, Pan Asset, CPS, Matterley and its IHT team, along with the firm’s research teams.
This process has now been completed with the following hires: Ross Brookes, head of collectives research; Adam Carruthers, collectives analyst; Ben Johnson, fund analyst; and Pierre Micallef, multi-asset fund manager.
Brookes joined Charles Stanley in 2008. He will be responsible for leading the team in producing fund analysis for the firm’s clients. He is a well-established senior collectives analyst and has over 10 years’ experience. Prior to Charles Stanley he worked for Origen Financial Services as a research analyst.
Carruthers joins from Barclays Wealth where he held the role of fund manager for 10 years. He previously worked at Origen Financial Services as an investment manager.
Johnson has been internally promoted having previously held the role as investment writer.
Micallef previously held the role of asset allocation strategist at Charles Stanley. Prior to this he worked as an asset allocation, strategy and derivative analyst at Aerion Fund Management.
Christopher Aldous, head of asset management at Charles Stanley, says: “In today’s post-Brexit climate, it’s more important than ever that clients have the highest possible level of service. We believe that the asset management restructure will enable us to do this. We can now focus on making the best use of the team’s talents and building out our product offering. We remain committed to becoming a leading UK wealth manager by 2020 and are on track to achieve this goal.”