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Conforto picks ex-E&Y partner as chairman

IFA firm Conforto has appointed former Ernst & Young senior partner Peter Klauber as its new chairman.

Klauber joins the firm with more than 30 years experience in public practice as a chartered accountant, including 10 years advising small and medium-sized businesses on strategy and development.

Klauber is currently a non-executive director of Dominos Pizza and chairman of Hotel Chocolat Group. He will assume his new role following the completion of Conforto’s acquisition of Surrey-based IFA firm Christie Scott’s.

Conforto, which specialises in advising high-net-worth individuals, including professional sportspeople, launched in 2005 and has around £125m in assets under management and 17 staff, including six registered individuals.

Managing director Andy Sutton says: “We first met Peter when he was advising us on our expansion strategy and he was convinced of our potential to want to work with Conforto. He brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Conforto and will be a key player in defining and successfully delivering our expansion plans.”

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