Tilney Smith & Williamson hires three new Investment Managers

13 January 2021

Leading wealth management and professional services firm Tilney Smith & Williamson is continuing to recruit new talent during the COVID-19 crisis. The latest additions to its financial services business are Richard Lindop, Lindsay Spencer and James Grayson each of whom previously worked at Brooks Macdonald and has joined as investment management director.

Richard joins Tilney Smith & Williamson in Leeds. At Brooks Macdonald he was an investment director and also sat on the fixed interest committee. Prior to this he held roles as wealth manager at Barclays Wealth & Investment, and investment manager at Investec Wealth & Investment.

James and Lindsay will be based in Tilney Smith & Williamson’s Southampton office. Both spent nearly 11 years at Brooks Macdonald, latterly as Senior Investment Directors. Prior to this they worked at Thesis Asset Management

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.

John Bunch, Chief Commercial Director, commented: “In these uncertain times, it is imperative to have a well-managed investment strategy in place and in Richard, James and Lindsay we are delighted to welcome three highly experienced investment managers to our team. Despite the unusual environment of a national lockdown, we are continuing to build-out our team with the hire of further talent. This is a very exciting time to be joining Tilney Smith & Williamson following last year’s merger. The business has an unrivalled range of services to support clients and I believe we can provide great career opportunities for talented professionals.”

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.