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Tilney hires from Quilter Cheviot in growth push

Tilney hires from Quilter Cheviot in growth push

Tilney Smith & Williamson has hired two Quilter Cheviot business development managers as it eyes growth in the Midlands and East Anglia.

Gavin Hill, who will be based in the firm’s Birmingham office, has 20 years’ experience in financial services, and prior to Quilter Cheviot he spent nearly 16 years as a senior retirement consultant at LV=.

He has specialist experience in occupational and personal pensions, offshore bonds and trust planning solutions.

Jonathan Buttress joined Quilter Cheviot in 2017 and previously spent time with pension and investment bond providers, including LV=.

In a statement this morning (July 29), Tilney said the appointments built on the recent hire of Rob Bickerstaffe in the north west, and would help ensure the group’s MPS, sustainable, AIM and DFM investment solutions will be made available to more IFAs and their clients across the country.

Craig Wright, managing director at Tilney Smith & Williamson, said: “I am delighted to welcome Gavin and Jon to Tilney Smith & Williamson. Both individuals bring extensive knowledge of the competitive DFM market and have excellent established relationships with IFAs in their respective regions.

“I look forward to working closely with them both as we continue with our ambitious strategy of expanding our presence in the IFA market and giving more IFAs access to our solutions.”  

Hill added: “The decision to join Tilney Smith & Williamson was not a difficult one given the individuals that are driving the business forward and their vision for the IFA B2B marketplace, and they gave me the confidence to want to be part of the exciting journey ahead. 

“Tilney and Smith & Williamson together have a unique proposition, as well as the flexibility and ambition to be the largest and best DFM.”

Buttress said: “I am delighted to have joined Tilney Smith & Williamson, and the firm’s ambition and vision for the financial adviser market is something that I am very excited to be a part of. 

“The breadth and quality of the Tilney Smith & Williamson propositions really stood out for me, and I look forward to promoting these in East Anglia moving forwards.”

Tilney offers three MPS propositions: the Smith & Williamson MPS, the Tilney MPS and the Tilney Sustainable MPS.

The firm also provides IFAs with bespoke discretionary investment, an AIM portfolio service and a range of multi-asset Oeic funds.

sally.hickey@ft.com