Colin Dickie, a former managing director of Barclays Investment Bank has joined Ludlow Wealth Management as a non-executive director.
Dickie, who is also an actuary, is widely acknowledged as an industry expert in structured products and has an advanced understanding of the key issues affecting retail financial services particularly with regard to product and distribution.
At Barclays Investment Bank he was, until recently, UK head of Investor Solutions which distributed structured products into the retail and high net worth market segments.
During his time at Barclays his team developed a strong presence in this area and were noteworthy for their constant presence and support to the adviser market throughout the years, but especially so during the height of the financial crises where the solutions his team put to the market resonated well with clients.
Ian Hemingway, managing director at Ludlow, commented on the high profile appointment. He said; “Colin is a welcome addition to our business – he has a wealth of expertise to bring to Ludlow and he’ll help us to continue to innovate while maintaining our drive to implement the business’ purpose and vision which is to deliver outstanding financial advice.
“Colin is well known to Ludlow as we have worked in partnership with him for some time and his knowledge and expertise will not only be of great benefit to the business but more importantly in our dealings with clients and professional contacts.”
Colin Dickie added, “Ludlow is a first class adviser firm. It is an organisation where everyone is working as a team and pulling in the same direction, while putting the client at the centre of everything it does.
“I’ve known the team for a long time and liked the way they do business. This is a great opportunity to work with a growing and well respected adviser business and to help the management team achieve their purpose and vision.”
Ludlow is a large independently owned financial planning businesses entrusted with managing over £550million of client assets. The wealth management business also employs 46 people across its five locations in the North West.