Rowan Dartington has recruited two new business development managers into newly rebranded Rowan Dartington Intermediaries (formerly known as Rowan Dartington Signature). Steve Smart and Steve Thompson will be based in London and Scotland respectively.
Smart joins with a broad range of experience gained through a career spanning 17 years in the financial services industry. During this time, he worked for some of the biggest names in the industry including AXA and Old Mutual Wealth. More recently Smart has specialised in sophisticated investments for high net worth clients at Ingenious. At Rowan Dartington, he will be responsible for the Greater London region.
Thompson is tasked to grow the DFM business in Scotland via his existing relationships, whilst opening doors with new firms and prospects. Thompson has worked in the financial services industry for over 26 years, bringing valuable experience in sales, marketing and investments. During that time he spent time working with AEGON, Kames Capital, Hartford, MetLife, Morningstar Europe and, more recently, five years living and working in the Middle East with Assicurazioni Generali.
Both Smart and Thompson will report in to John Cowmeadow, managing director of Rowan Dartington Intermediaries. John joined the firm from Brewin Dolphin in October 2016 with the aim of developing Rowan Dartington’s national footprint in the Intermediary Market across the UK.
John Cowmeadow says: “These appointments are in line with our overall growth strategy to develop a national distribution network for Rowan Dartington Intermediaries. Business activity is increasing steadily and this requires us to upscale on every front, which we have been doing diligently by bringing new talent to Rowan Dartington. Our culture and the fast growth we are seeing make the business a very attractive place to work for people looking for a new challenge and we are pleased that Steve Smart and Steve Thompson have joined us.”