SJP’s Balchin appointed Ascot Lloyd CFO

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National advice firm Ascot Lloyd has appointed Iain Balchin as chief financial officer.

Balchin joins the firm, which provides financial planning, wealth management and corporate benefit consultation, from St. James’s Place where he was executive director of finance for three years.

Prior to that he held positions at BNP Paribas, AIG, Standard Chartered and Credit Suisse.

He was also finance director of corporate banking for Lloyds Banking Group.

Ascot Lloyd chief executive Richard Dunbabin says: “Iain has considerable experience of driving improvements in financial performance and shaping the future of a number of successful businesses. We welcome him as a member of the team as we continue to enhance the quality of our offering and drive the company’s expansion.”

Balchin says: “Ascot Lloyd is poised to benefit from significant future growth and I am excited to be joining at a pivotal time in the development of the organisation.”