Tilney Smith & Williamson has made two senior hires from Quilter Cheviot to work in its financial intermediaries business development team, which provides investment management services to financial advisers.
Crawford Armstrong and Mark Johnson joined the firm to focus on business development in Scotland and the South of England respectively.
The pair will be tasked with ensuring that the firm’s managed portfolio service, sustainable MPS strategies, AIM and discretionary investment management solutions are made available to more financial advisers across the country.
Armstrong joins Tilney Smith & Williamson after spending 12 years at Quilter Cheviot where he was regional development director for Scotland.
Previously, he worked for Scottish Life, National Mutual, @SIPP and Clerical Medical/ Scottish Widows during his 30 year career supporting financial planners in Scotland.
He said: “I am really excited to be joining Tilney Smith & Williamson at an exciting point in the development of the newly merged business. I have found them to have a clarity of vision and an understanding of the intermediary market that I find refreshing and really positive.
“I am hugely impressed by quality and range of the investment solutions that the firm has to offer and by the ambition they have to grow the business in partnership with the best financial planning businesses across the country."
Meanwhile, Johnson joins the firm’s Southampton office from Quilter Cheviot where he spent over four and a half years, based in Salisbury.
Prior to that he worked for MetLife for eight years as business development manager and subsequently deputy regional business director, where he was responsible for promoting guaranteed solutions for high-net-worth clients through financial adviser practices and banking channels.
He also previously worked for Winterthur Life as a senior relationship manager.
Johnson added: “I am thrilled to be joining such a dynamic team at Tilney Smith & Williamson.
“The strength and breadth of their proposition really stood out for me and, with their focus to drive the business forward by working with financial advisers, it presents a huge opportunity and I look forward to being part of the exciting journey ahead.”
These latest appointments take the number of new joiners to work with financial advisers to five in just six months.
They come on the back of the hiring of Rob Bickerstaffe, Gavin Hill and Jonathan Buttress to focus on business development in the North West, Midlands and East Anglia regions respectively.
Craig Wright, managing director at Tilney Smith & Williamson, commented: “The series of experienced new hires we have made in our business development team this year demonstrates our commitment to becoming the number one investment management partner of choice for financial advisers.
“Crawford and Mark have excellent, well established relationships with financial advisers in their respective regions and they will help build new relationships with the adviser community.”
Yesterday (September 13), Tilney Smith & Williamson set out a statement of purpose for the group to mark its first anniversary since completing its merger.