Blackfinch expands its business development team with new hire

Wayne Readshaw

Gloucester-based investment specialists Blackfinch Investments has boosted its business development team with the appointment of Wayne Readshaw as executive business development manager.

Covering the South-Central region, Wayne will be responsible for the distribution of Blackfinch’s range of tax-efficient solutions, including its Adapt IHT Portfolios, AIM Portfolios, EIS and Spring VCT, as well as building and developing relationships with the financial adviser, planner and paraplanner communities.

Wayne joins Blackfinch with more than 25 years’ experience in financial services, having spent over six years as a senior business development manager at TIME Investments, where he helped deliver investment solutions and services to financial advisers and their clients, as well as working closely with them to enhance their relationships with solicitors and accountants.

Prior to TIME Investments, Wayne held business development and consultant roles with Old Mutual Wealth, HSBC, Hornbuckle, Scottish Widows and AXA.

Wayne said: “I’m delighted to have joined Blackfinch, at an exciting time of growth, and I look forward to getting back in front of financial advice firms to support their client planning and help them build sustainable and profitable businesses.

“I was attracted to Blackfinch’s wide-ranging suite of products and services across the asset management and tax efficient investment space.

“The business’s strong commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles across its products was one of the many aspects that attracted me to them.

“Blackfinch has already built a trusted provider relationship with many advisory firms, and I relish the opportunity to further strengthen our brand within the advice profession.”

Jerry Price, chief distribution officer at Blackfinch, added: “We’re excited to have Wayne join Blackfinch during what is a period of significant business development and investment opportunity.

“Wayne has extensive background and experience in the financial services industry, and his investment knowledge and relationships-based approach is perfectly suited to our growth plans. We wish him every success in his new role with us.”