James has been working in financial services for more than 15 years, during which time he has acquired a lot of administrative and financial experience. He joined Invest Managers as an Investment Administrator in October 2012. With over 15 years experience in Financial Services, James now deals with primarily High-Net Worth individuals and specialises in lifetime cash-flow forecasting (Financial Planning). His clientele extends from those in the world of finance, partners in legal firms and those in the medical/dental profession. James is and continues to be an experienced and trusted Financial Planner. In addition to this he has gained many advanced qualifications, in recent years, ranging from pensions, investments, trusts/taxation and Financial Planning.
James regards Financial Planning as a process which is designed to understand and appreciate what has been achieved thus far and laying a clear roadmap, supported by professional advice to clients. The major motivator for many of his clients to undertake Financial Planning is to ensure that their money outlives them and then to safeguard and build a legacy for their future generations. He also assists with processing investment transactions (switches etc). There are plenty of other things he does that clients would never see, hear or be aware of but are nevertheless essential to the smooth running of their investments.
Ronald joined Invest Managers as Portfolio Administrator in November 2011. He has worked in the financial services industry for 30 years and in his current role, arranges investment transactions for clients including new investments and switches. Ronald has 29 years experience of advising private clients. The first 15 were spent with Lloyds Private Banking working with their High Net Worth clients, and the last 14 have been as an adviser / planner, delivering a quality service to approximately 100 individuals, mostly from the Finance and Legal profession.
He specialises and prides himself on developing bespoke wealth building and preservation strategies to enable his clients to achieve the results they need, whilst having the flexibility to accommodate change as time progresses. He also liaises with the fund platform providers to ensure we are kept to up to date with new developments in their systems and practises. He chairs the monthly Account and Investment Managers’ Meeting, a forum that enables the team to share information and discuss how our working practises should evolve and improve. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and participating in outdoor activities with his children and dog.
Carol is a Chartered Accountant with 17 years experience working in Big 4 accountancy firms, specialising in audit. She started her career as a trainee in Birmingham, and also spent two years working in Australia. Through this experience she gained insight into how different companies operate and the myriad of opportunities and challenges that they face. After a short career break, during which she honed her time management and diplomatic skills spending time with her young sons before they started school, she joined Invest Managers in September 2013. Her role is to support in the production of accurate and timely financial information, and on other finance related projects. She also works with the portfolio administrator to ensure that our income is correctly recorded. While she enjoys the technical and intellectual challenges of accountancy, she is also fascinated by how businesses operate and she thrives on seeking improvements to business processes. Outside of work she enjoys playing and watching netball, and spending time with her family.
At Invest Managers we believe that a financial services organization is only as good as its team and we are very proud of our professional advisors that can be at your service. Our team of financial advisors offer you superb customer service as well as expert financial guidance. We are committed to helping our clients reach their financial goals. The wealth of experience each member brings immediately differentiates us from all other firms.
Eric Williams is Chief Legal and Compliance Officer at Invest Managers. He heads up the legal and compliance functions at Invest Managers. In his new role, he builds and maintains the overall legal and compliance framework of the company. He provides legal and compliance advice to the senior management team that is essential to the planning and execution of Invest Managers’ business strategies.
Eric has more than 20 years of solid and extensive experience in legal and compliance areas. Prior to joining Invest Managers, he held various senior legal and/or compliance positions at local or regional level with various major life insurers in Hong Kong.
He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the United States and is a qualified lawyer in Hong Kong, the United States and the United Kingdom. He started off his career in private practice as a litigator for insurance companies.
Mark Davies is Chief Information Officer & Chief Operations Officer at Invest Managers. As a member of Invest Managers’ senior management team, he is responsible for leading the company’s information technology and digital execution strategies, as well as operations services including Business Analysis and Solution Design and Customer and Distribution Contact Centre Service functions. Mark also spearheads the Portfolio Management and Delivery Services to help accelerate the company’s project delivery effectiveness.
Being a core member of the IT and operations leadership team, Mark also provides vision and leadership for developing and implementing information technology and customer service initiatives at the regional level.
Mark has more than 18 years of experience in IT and operations, with expertise spanning investment management, wealth management, life, health, and property and casualty insurance domains. Before joining Invest Managers, he held a number of senior management positions, most recently as regional chief information officer of AXA Asia, responsible for its IT strategy, delivery, security and operations for all Business units across the Asia region.
Mark holds a first-class honours degree in Business Studies from Imperial College London. He is also a holder of the Investment Management Certificate (IMC).