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Mattioli Woods appoints Chris White as investment director

Mattioli Woods appoints Chris White as investment director

Mattioli Woods has appointed Chris White as investment director in a bid to strengthen its asset management division.

The wealth management firm announced today (November 12) it has hired Mr White, who previously held roles at Premier Miton and Columbia Threadneedle.

Mr White was head of UK equities at Premier Miton until May this year, when he left the fund house after nearly a decade at the firm.

He was first replaced by Eric Moore, who announced he was leaving Premier Miton just earlier this month, and the role is now Emma Mogford’s, formerly of Newton Investment Management.

Before his stint at Premier Miton, Mr White managed a range of funds at Columbia Threadneedle and prior to that, Legg Mason.

Mr White said: “I am delighted to be joining the investment team at Mattioli Woods, a company I have long admired. 

“My experience of managing a wide range of UK equity income and balanced funds at Threadneedle and Premier over the last 20 years will certainly complement the skills of the existing team. I'm excited about the opportunities ahead.”

Chief investment officer Simon Gibson said he was “thrilled” to have joined the firm at a time when the group was going “from strength to strength”.

He added: “We are excited about what we can achieve for clients with the likes of Hurley Partners now in the group, and organic growth from our existing consultants just shows how attractive our proposition is.”

Mattioli Woods has been active in its push for growth over the past few years, taking part in a number of deals in the acquisitions space.

At the end of 2019 it acquired Glasgow-based Turris Partnership in a deal worth up to £1.6m.

Earlier this year (March 2020), it acquired private client adviser and asset manager Hurley Partners in a deal worth up to £25.6m.

In May this year, it appointed former IFA Mark Stokes as business and acquisition development officer to expand the firm’s range of financial planning services, and just last month its annual general meeting statement showed it was looking to further grow the business “both organically and through further strategic acquisitions”.

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