Gloucester-based investment specialist Blackfinch Investments has boosted its Business Development team with the appointment of Tom Jaffrey as Investor Relationships Manager.
Based from Blackfinch’s head office in Gloucester, Tom will be responsible for the Distribution of Blackfinch Asset Management portfolios.
Tom brings more than a decade of experience within the investment management industry, having previously held senior positions at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and Coutts & Co.
Tom began his career as a client adviser at Coutts & Co, responsible for ultra-high-net-worth clients from the Middle East. He went on to help grow the flagship Coutts & Co Multi Asset Investment proposition, before moving into investment management, where he helped distribute the Coutts & Co Model Portfolio Service (MPS) and unitised funds to advisers.
After moving to Morgan Stanley in 2018, Tom help build out the firm’s UK retail and adviser-based investment proposition, developing its environmental, social and governance (ESG) product range and building retail and institutional relationships.
Tom said: “I’m delighted to be joining Blackfinch, which is known within the investment industry for its market-leading product offering and focus on offering best-in-class service to the UK financial adviser community. The firm’s clear commitment to ESG factors was also a massive pull. I’m looking forward to helping to grow assets under management and helping Blackfinch go further in supporting its financial adviser network and fast-growing investor base.”
Jerry Price, Chief Distribution Officer at Blackfinch, added: “We’re excited to have Tom join Blackfinch during what is a time of significant business development and investment opportunity. Tom will be focused on building adviser relationships and growing the asset management and capital markets business. His investment knowledge and relationships-based approach is perfectly suited to us, and his extensive experience of ESG fits in seamlessly with our broader ambitions and long-term strategy for Blackfinch. We wish him every success in his new role with us.”
Blackfinch, has more than £500 million in assets under management and administration, is a whole-of-market investment manager.