James Hambro&Partners appoints business development manager

James Hambro & Partners, the independently owned private asset management partnership, which advises and manages assets on behalf of private clients and charities, announces that Christopher Macklin has joined as Business Development Manager.

Macklin, who was previously at Schroders Private Bank, will be responsible for helping to grow the business’s client base, focussing on developing professional strategic relationships as well as direct client opportunities. He will report to Tim Boughton, head of Business Development.

Macklin started his professional career at Ashurst LLP, following a degree in History and Politics at the University of Edinburgh and a Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practicing Certificate at BPP Law School. After qualifying as a solicitor, Christopher took a position at Schroders Private Bank in 2010 as a Portfolio Manager, and then progressed to a role within the Business Development team, responsible for their intermediaries’ strategy. He has passed his Investment Management Certificate and achieved a distinction in the Private Client and Investment Management exam.

His appointment follows a period of strong growth for James Hambro & Partners, when the assets, managed or advised, have grown to £1.2bn over three years. The partnership now looks after the financial planning and investment portfolios of HNW and UHNW clients.

Christopher Macklin commented: “James Hambro & Partners is an incredibly successful business with a strong management team and a culture of client focus that is evident throughout the entire organisation. It is an exciting time to be joining this business and I am looking forward to working with the rest of the team on growing the business even further.”

Jamie Hambro, chairman of James Hambro & Partners, commented: “The business has grown quickly over the last three years and we expect this to continue. Christopher’s appointment is part of this process and he will play an important role in taking the business to the next steps of its growth.

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