Blackfinch boosts business development team with double hire

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Investment specialist Blackfinch has bolstered its business development team with the hire of Senior Business Development Managers Chris Whittingham and Paul Rose.

Both joining from Heartwood Investment Management, the duo will work to promote both Blackfinch Investment and Blackfinch Asset Management products and services to their many adviser contacts across the country.

With more than 40 years of experience working in the Intermediary sector, including more than 30 years with the Zurich Intermediary Group, Chris will operate predominantly in the South East, helping local Advisers to bring ‘new and different solutions’ to their clients.

Paul, who also boasts more than 35 years’ strategic experience working in the UK and Swedish Intermediary markets with firms including Zurich Intermediary Group and Novia Financial, also joins the team with immediate effect, working predominantly with clients in the North West.

Blackfinch, which has more than £500 million in assets under management and administration, focuses on tax-efficient investments, including Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) and Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs), and inheritance tax (IHT) mitigation services.

In 2020 the group announced a comprehensive rebrand as part of its commitment to helping to create a more sustainable world through its own focus on environment, social and governance factors.

Jerry Price, Chief Distribution Officer at Blackfinch, said: “This is an exciting time for the Blackfinch Group, having grown our assets under management by more than £150 million over the past year, and having undergone a total rebrand to reflect our commitment to our environment, social and governance values.”