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Tilney Bestinvest hires Julius Baer boss

Tilney Bestinvest hires Julius Baer boss

Tilney Bestinvest has named Julius Baer’s managing director Alan Edwards as its head of investment management for England.

Based in the Liverpool office and appointed to the executive board, he will manage the firm’s investment teams in London, Liverpool and Birmingham.

Prior to joining the Julius Baer in January last year, he held senior roles at Barclays Wealth, Coutts and HSBC, all after having been a professional rugby league player before moving into the financial services industry.

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This appointment comes as the company makes a number of changes to its investment team, with the hire of former managing director at Signia Wealth Martin King last year, followed by the loss of Chris Leyland to True Potential Investments.

Peter Hall, chief executive of Tilney Bestinvest, said he is confident that Mr Edwards will play a “pivotal role” in the success of the business.

Tilney announced the takeover of Ingenious Asset Management in February, which will bring its discretionary accounts to £11.2bn.

katherine.denham@ft.com