Tilney Smith & Williamson hires new financial planner

02 February 2021

Leading wealth management and professional services group Tilney Smith & Williamson is continuing to recruit new talent during the COVID-19 crisis. The latest addition is Shaf Hussain who joins the Chelmsford team as a financial planner for Tilney Financial Planning Ltd.

Shaf joins from Pinnacle Wealth Management, an appointed representative of St. James’s Place, where he spent four years as a financial adviser n focusing on advising City professionals, business owners and family clients. Shaf holds an Investment advice diploma from the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments and is a graduate of the University of Kingston.

Prior to their merger in September 2020, both Tilney and Smith & Williamson successfully migrated to a remote working model ahead of the first lockdown in mid-March. Teams are currently working from home, with investment managers’ and financial planners having full access to group systems through secure technology.

Nick Geere, managing partner at Tilney Financial Planning, commented: “With the ongoing financial uncertainty caused by the pandemic, it is imperative to have professional financial advice and I am delighted to welcome Shaf to our team in Essex. Despite all the challenges that lockdown has brought, we are very pleased to have continued to hire new talent. This is a very exciting time for the business, as we come together to offer an unrivalled proposition spanning both wealth management and professional services to our clients.”

About Tilney

Tilney is a leading investment and financial planning group that builds on a heritage of more than 180 years. Our clients are private investors, charities and professional intermediaries who trust us with over £24 billion of their assets. We offer a range of services including financial planning, investment management and advice and, through our Bestinvest service, a leading online platform for those who prefer to manage their own investments.  We have won numerous awards including Wealth Manager of the Year, Best Discretionary/Advisory Wealth Manager, Best Low-cost SIPP Provider and Best Investment Platform 2018 as voted by readers of the Financial Times and Investors Chronicle; Best Advisory Service in the 2015 City of London Wealth Management Awards; and Investment Award – Cautious category in the Private Asset Management Awards.

Headquartered in Mayfair, London, the Tilney Group employs over 1,000 staff across our network of 30 offices, enabling us to support clients with a local service throughout the UK.