Investments  

Walker Crips hires 7IM’s Darbyshire as CIO

Walker Crips hires 7IM’s Darbyshire as CIO

Investment management house Walker Crips has hired Seven Investment Management’s Chris Darbyshire as its chief investment officer (CIO).

Mr Darbyshire formally started to work at the company today (September 24). He left 7IM in December 2017, having held the role of chief investment officer since 2013. 

Prior to that role, he had worked at Societe Generale, Goldman Sachs and BNP Paribas. 

The firm has also promoted Nick Hansen to the role of chief executive of the investment management business.

Mr Hansen has held a variety of roles at Walker Crips since joining the business in 2007. He had been a main board director since 2010. 

He succeeds Sam Lam, who will continue as group chief executive, having acted as interim chief executive of the investment management division since January 2019. 

The two roles being filled, chief investment officer and chief executive of the investment management business, had previously been held by one person, Mark Rushton, who resigned in January.  

David Gelber, chief investment officer at Walker Crips, said: "I am pleased to announce the promotion of Nick Hansen to CEO of WCIM, and to announce that Chris Darbyshire will be joining WCIM as CIO.

"Nick originated our structured products business unit in 2007 and has grown the unit into one of the leading providers in UK market.

"Chris was CIO of 7IM, responsible for running their investment products and investment process, and was chair of their asset allocation committee."

david.thorpe@ft.com