Chris is a Managing Director at Close Brothers Asset Management and has been with the Group for 13 years. As Chief Executive of the High Net Worth business from 2000 to 2007 he founded the Division’s presence in this area. Chris has over 25 years experience investing on behalf of private individuals, charities, retail funds and small institutions.
Before Close Brothers, Chris was a director and Chief Investment Officer of Rea Brothers (Investment Management) Ltd and was part of the team that grew the investment business from £80m of assets under management to over £1bn in a 10 year period. Prior to this he ran Rea Brothers’ stockbroking business and managed its proprietary trading book.
Chris is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and has a postgraduate qualification in banking. He has featured twice in Spears list of most influential HNW wealth managers and been named in the Citywire Top 100 Wealth Managers. In 2013 he was named Top 5 Manager in Spears’ HNW Wealth Management Index.
T: +44 (0)20 7426 6226
As Managing Director for Close Brothers Asset Management, Mark is responsible for managing a range of multi asset, multi currency portfolios for institutional, charity and private clients both onshore and offshore.
Previously, he was a Divisional Director of Gerrard where he managed institutional and charity accounts.
Mark was a director of Global Asset Management and also managed global institutional funds at Credit Suisse First Boston and BNP Paribas. He began his career as a Research Analyst at Carnegie Fondkommission, Sweden.
Mark is a graduate of Oriel College, Oxford.
T: +44 (0)20 7426 4738
Andrew is a Managing Director at Close Brothers Asset Management. He has over 30 years investment experience and manages a diverse range of investment portfolios, including private clients, trusts, pension funds and SICAVs.
Prior to joining Close Brothers in 2008, Andrew spent 5 years with Singer and Friedlander Investment Management. Before that he spent 17 years with James Capel, which subsequently evolved into HSBC Investment Management. Whilst there he grew a broad client base and headed a team managing and developing business from the branch network. He began his career in the City in 1971 with Grieveson Grant and Co and began managing client portfolios in 1977.
Andrew is a Chartered fellow of the Chartered Securities Institute
T: +44 (0)20 7426 6252
Francis Clarke is Managing Director at Close Brothers Asset Management. He has over 25 years of investment experience.
From 2000 to 2006, Francis worked at Singer and Friedlander Investment Management. Before this he worked at Fleming Private Asset Management for 11 years where he was appointed Director in 1994, assuming responsibility for the International Client desk from 1996. Previously he worked for Cazenove and Co., where he spent five years as an analyst in the US department. In 1985 he transferred into fund management, specialising in charities and private clients.
Francis is a graduate in History from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the Securities Institute and holder of the Diploma.
T: +44 (0)20 7426 6201
Paul Clements is a Managing Director of Close Brothers Asset Management’s Northern office where, with his Manchester-based team, he provides a full range of asset management services in the North West and Yorkshire.
Paul began his career at Barclays Bank Trust Company Limited before moving to Henry Cooke Lumsden in Manchester. He held senior asset management posts in DJT Group and Rea Brothers prior to its acquisition by Close Brothers, and has headed up Close's Northern office since 1998.
Paul is a Member of the Securities Institute and a holder of its Diploma.
T: +44 (0)161 238 9491
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Tom graduated from Edinburgh University in 1990 and started his career with Singer and Friedlander Investment Management where he worked for over fifteen years.
He was appointed Director in 2002 and managed a broad spread of UK private clients and trust portfolios, SIPPs and charities.
He joined Close Brothers in July 2006 to do a very similar role. Tom is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
T: +44 (0)20 7426 6206
Felix started his career as a trainee Private Client Fund Manager at Henderson Crosthwaite, then Carr Sheppards Crosthwaite, after graduating in Arab Studies from Exeter University.
After seven years he moved to Barclays Private Bank, and then to Singer and Friedlander Investment Management in October 2002.
Felix joined Close Brothers in July 2006, and is a Fellow of the Charted Institute for Securities and Investment and holder of its Diploma.
T: +44 (0)20 7426 6205
Adam has been with Close Brothers Asset Management for nearly ten years having been involved in the investment world for almost thirty years, managing money for institutions and private individuals across a broad spread of mandates.
He has also accumulated wide- ranging industry experience and previous firms for whom he has worked include Quilter, Capel Cure Myers (now Barclays Wealth ) as well as Invesco Private Portfolio Management and Fergusson Hall Stewart (now Investec) in South Africa.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.
T: +44 (0)20 7426 4006
Charles is a graduate of the University of Bournemouth with a BA (Hons) degree in Financial Services and has worked at Close Asset Management (formerly Rea Brothers Investment Management) since 1995.
He manages assets for a diverse client base, domiciled both on and offshore, encompassing private clients, charities and trusts and incorporating a broad multi-asset spread of mandates.
Charles is an Investment Director and a Chartered Member of the Securities Institute.
T: +44 (0)20 7426 6236
Richard Hollowood is a Managing Director having joined the organisation in 2006.
Prior to joining Close Brothers, Richard was a private client investment manager at Singer and Friedlander for three years and gained over six years of institutional investment experience managing US and Global equities with Mercury Asset Management and AXA Investment Managers.
T: +44 (0)20 7426 6207
John Marshall is Managing Director and has been managing money on behalf of Close Brothers clients and its predecessor organisations since 1997. His responsibilities include relative return and target return multi-asset mandates, both in the UK and offshore.
John joined Finsbury Asset Management in 1997, transferring within the Rea Brothers Group to the Investment Management Division the following year. After completing his post-graduate studies and prior to working in investment management, he worked in the computer research and development industry.
A graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge, John is an Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals (ASIP) and a certified holder of the European Federation of Financial Analysts' Societies (EFFAS) Diploma.
T: +44 (0)20 7426 6239