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Brooks Macdonald Group plc

Brooks Macdonald Group plc

Brooks Macdonald Group plc is an AIM-listed, integrated, wealth management group. The group consists of six principal companies: Brooks Macdonald Asset Management Limited, a discretionary asset management business; Brooks Macdonald Funds Limited, a fund management business; Brooks Macdonald Financial Consulting Limited, a financial advisory and employee benefits consultancy; Brooks Macdonald Asset Management (International) Limited, a Jersey and Guernsey based provider of discretionary investment management and stock broking; Brooks Macdonald Retirement Services (International) Limited, a retirement planning services provider and Braemar Estates (Residential) Limited, a specialist property management company. Brooks Macdonald is traded in the ISDX Exchange HERE

Brooks Macdonald Group plc

www.brooksmacdonald.com

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Brooks Macdonald Group plc is an AIM-listed, integrated, wealth management group. The group consists of six principal companies: Brooks Macdonald Asset Management Limited, a discretionary asset management business; Brooks Macdonald Funds Limited, a fund management business; Brooks Macdonald Financial Consulting Limited, a financial advisory and employee benefits consultancy; Brooks Macdonald Asset Management (International) Limited, a Jersey and Guernsey based provider of discretionary investment management and stock broking; Brooks Macdonald Retirement Services (International) Limited, a retirement planning services provider and Braemar Estates (Residential) Limited, a specialist property management company.

Brooks Macdonald Funds (BMF) offers investors twelve open-ended funds domiciled in the UK, Ireland and Guernsey.
   
We currently manage an onshore regulated OEIC (IFSL Brooks Macdonald OEIC) with five sub-funds, which follow Brooks Macdonald’s investment philosophy and strategy. These sub-funds consist of:

  • the Defensive Capital Fund
  • four multi-asset funds

The Authorised Corporate Director (ACD) of the Brooks Macdonald OEIC is Investment Fund Services Limited (IFSL), a Marlborough group company. Please click here to visit IFSL’s website.

We also act as distributor of five Collective Investment Schemes as sub-funds of Brooks Macdonald Investment Funds plc, an Irish domiciled, open-ended umbrella investment company, with segregated liability between its sub-funds. These FCA recognised sub-funds consist of:

  • three Fixed Income funds (available in Sterling, US Dollars and Euros)
  • the Defensive Capital and Income Fund
  • the Global Equity Income Fund

In addition, Brooks Macdonald Funds promotes two offshore property funds, offering investment into UK Agricultural Land and Student Accommodation. These Channel Islands Securities Exchange Authority Limited listed OEICs are authorised by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission.

Chris Knight
Chris Knight (69) has been a non-executive director of Brooks Macdonald Group since 2002; he was appointed Chairman in 2005.

Having qualified as a chartered accountant, Chris spent nearly 30 years as an investment banker, for much of that time with Morgan Grenfell and, following its takeover, with Deutsche Bank. He has extensive corporate finance experience gained during his banking career in London, New York and Hong Kong.

He is a non-executive director of Intertek Group plc and of Powerflute Oyj.

Chris is a member of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Risk and Compliance Committee.


Chris Macdonald
As Chief Executive Officer Chris (53) provides strategy and direction for Brooks Macdonald Group.

He is a qualified investment manager and was a founding director of the company in 1991, driven by the desire to fill a void whereby investment management and financial services worked together in the clients' best interests. He has worked in investment management and financial services since the start of his career in 1982 and has won several investment management awards.

Chris is also a non-executive director of the Invesco AiM VCT, a non-executive director of Curtis Banks Group plc and an associate of the Institute of Continuing Professional Development.

As well as having board responsibility for the day-to-day management of the company Chris is also responsible for compliance and is Chairman of the Group Executive Management Committee.


Andrew Shepherd
Andrew (42) is Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Brooks Macdonald Group.

Andrew joined Brooks Macdonald Asset Management in 2002 as an investment manager. Since then he has been promoted to the role of investment director and then to joint managing director, before moving to his current role in August 2015.

He sits on the board of Brooks Macdonald Group and is also a member of the Group Executive Management Committee.


Colin Harris
Colin (61) became a non-executive director of the Group in 2010 and was appointed Senior Independent Director in 2015. Now retired from full time employment, Colin's career culminated in a number of senior management roles at Newton Investment Management which included Chief Executive and Deputy Chairman.

He is a qualified solicitor and before joining Newton's was the senior legal counsel at international insurance brokers Alexander & Alexander Inc (now part of Aon).

Colin is also Chairman of the Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.


Nick Holmes
Nick (44) is Managing Director of Brooks Macdonald Asset Management and is responsible for day-to-day management.

He is a member of the Group board and chairs the Asset Management board. Nick is also a member of the Group Executive Management Committee.


Simon Jackson
Simon (56) is the Finance Director of Brooks Macdonald Group and is responsible for the Group's financial and management accounts.

In addition to the finance function, Simon has board responsibility for the back office functions of the Group with the managers of IT, Human Resources and Personal Development and Training reporting to him. He is a member of the Group Executive Management Committee.

He is a chartered accountant and joined the Group in 2000 having worked for a number of both public and private companies at director level.


Richard Price
Richard (52) joined the board of Brooks Macdonald Group in 2014 as a non-executive director.

Richard is a chartered accountant and, prior to joining the board, was a partner at KPMG for 17 years where he had considerable exposure to financial services clients, holding a number of roles including the UK Head of KPMG’s Financial Sector Transaction Services practice.

Richard is also a Non-Executive Director of Think Money Group Limited.

Richard is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk and Compliance Committee.


Diane Seymour-Williams
Diane (56) joined the board of Brooks Macdonald Group in 2011. She has spent her entire career in the fund management industry, both managing portfolios and businesses. Diane spent 23 years at Morgan Grenfell/Deutsche Asset Management in a variety of roles, including Head of the Asian Equities team, CEO & CIO Asia, and Head of the Global Equity Product.

Her past Directorships include The China Fund (1993-2005), Pakistan Fund (1993-6), Batavia Fund (1993-6) and was Chairman of the Greater Korea Trust (1993-7).

Diane is currently a director of LGM Investments Limited, BMO Investments (II) Ireland plc, Witan Pacific Investment Trust plc, LG China Fund plc and BMO Investments (Ireland) plc.

Diane is Chairman of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Risk and Compliance Committee.


Richard Spencer
Richard (51) is the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Brooks Macdonald Asset Management where he is responsible for overseeing the investment management strategy and asset allocation. He is also a founding director of the company and a member of the Group board.

Richard joined the company in 1991 as a founding director and has worked in the industry since 1985.


Simon Wombwell
Simon (53) is Chief Executive Officer of Brooks Macdonald Funds which was launched in July 2011

Simon has spent his entire career in the financial services industry, primarily involved in the development, sales and marketing of investment products and was a non-executive director of the Brooks Macdonald Group from 2002 until he was appointed as an executive director in a full time capacity in February 2011.

He is a member of the Group board is also a member of the Group Executive Management Committee.


Jonathan Gumpel
Jonathan (48) was a founder of the company in 1991, having worked in the industry since 1986. During his career, he has won a number of investment management awards and is a well established figure in the asset management industry.

Jonathan is one of the investment directors responsible for overseeing investment management strategy and asset allocation for Brooks Macdonald Asset Management and is a member of the Group Executive Management Committee.


Nicholas Lawes
Nicholas (52) joined Brooks Macdonald Financial Consulting in 2003 and was appointed Managing Director in 2004.

He has over 20 years experience developing wealth management strategies for high net worth individuals and families. He advises on a broad range of financial matters, including sophisticated tax planning, pensions and retirement and inheritance tax mitigation.

Nicholas has responsibility for the financial consulting business and is a member of the Group Executive Management Committee. He is a non-executive director of William Reed Holdings Ltd.

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London
72 Welbeck Street
London
W1G 0AY
T  020 7499 6424
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Edinburgh
10 Melville Crescent
Edinburgh
EH3 7LU
T  0131 240 3900
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Guernsey
Yorkshire House
Le Truchot
St. Peter Port
Guernsey
GY1 1WD
T 01481 815 555
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Hale
Richmond House
Heath Road
Hale
Cheshire
WA14 2XP
Brooks Macdonald Funds: T 0161 870 3860
Braemar Estates: T 0161 929 2300
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Hampshire
The Long Barn
Dean Estate
Wickham Road
Fareham
Hampshire
PO17 5BN
T  01329 552 111
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Jersey
Liberation House
Castle Street
St. Helier
Jersey
JE2 3AT
T 01534 715 555
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Leamington Spa
36 Hamilton Terrace
Leamington Spa
CV32 4 LY
T 01926 351 051
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Manchester
No 1 Marsden Street
Manchester
M2 1HW
T  0161 861 4110
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Taunton
Blackbrook Gate
Blackbrook Park Avenue
Taunton
TA1 2PX
T  01823 217 084
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Tunbridge Wells
2 Mount Ephraim Road
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1 1EE
T  01892 554 900
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York
Howard House
3 St. Mary’s Court
Blossom Street
York
YO24 1AH
T  01904 234 820
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Company Secretary and Registered Office
Simon Broomfield
72 Welbeck Street
London
W1G 0AY

Nominated Adviser and Broker
Peel Hunt LLP

Moor House
120 London Wall
London
EC2Y 5ET

Auditors and Reporting Accountants
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

7 More London Riverside
London
SE1 2RT
Solicitors to the Company
Macfarlanes
20 Cursitor Street
London
EC4A 1LT

Principal Bankers
The Royal Bank of Scotland

119/121 Victoria Street
London
SW1 5LA

Registrars
Capita Registrars

The Registry
34 Beckenham Road
Beckenham
Kent
BR3 4TU

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