Adviser and investment management group Attivo has made the first three appointments in a recruitment drive it expects to lead to 50 new members of staff by the end of the year.
James Cobb is now group technical manager after joining from Hargreaves Lansdown where he did the same role. Teresa Crew will lead the firm’s technical research team and was previously wealth planning manager at Towry. And Nicholas Palmer, previously investment manager at 1st Port Asset Managementis, is the firm’s new private client investment manager.
Attivo says it expects to make 50 appointments over the year.
Chief executive Stephen Harper says: “The opportunity provided by the pensions revolution has thrown into the spotlight the lack of technically qualified chartered financial planners in the industry.
“The need for professional, expert, intelligent, independent advice is paramount, now more than ever, and these three appointments will ensure Attivo is at the forefront of financial planning as a true profession.”