Two graduates from Ravenscroft’s Academy programme are amongst five internal appointments at the investment services firm.
Madeleine Bromley and Niall Hainsworth have moved from settlements to advisory and data management to discretionary investment management respectively. Amelia Henaghen moves from discretionary investment management to advisory where she is joined by Will Peatfield, who has moved across from client services, and finally Hugo Culverhouse joins the execution only team from company secretarial.
‘Our team is integral to the success of Ravenscroft and without the right people in the right roles, we wouldn’t be able to provide the service we do to our clients. It’s testament to the culture we have created at Ravenscroft that people want to stay with us while furthering their careers. Maddie, Niall, Amelia, Will and Hugo are fantastic assets, and we wish them every success in their new roles,’ said Ravenscroft chief of staff David Chan.
Miss Bromley and Mr Hainsworth both joined the Ravenscroft Academy after leaving school and, as part of the programme, have spent time working in administrative roles as well as studying. Now Miss Bromley is moving to an administration role in advisory while she completes her CISI qualifications and Mr Hainsworth will join the discretionary investment management team as a portfolio administrator.
‘Having been with the Academy for two years now, I know our systems back to front and that will help me in my new role. I am looking forward to learning from the discretionary investment team, who have decades of experience, as well as getting to know Ravenscroft’s clients and helping them with their investment objectives,’ said Mr Hainsworth.
Miss Bromley said that her aim since joining Ravenscroft had been to be part of the advisory team.
‘There are very few companies in the Channel Islands offering advisory, but it is integral to Ravenscroft’s investment offering. We offer professional advice and an unbiased second opinion on a client’s investment ideas and it is very much a two-way relationship which is built on trust and understanding,’ she said.
‘I am passionate about investments and the markets and about looking after our clients and I am excited about being able to do that every day.’
Miss Henaghen joined Ravenscroft in February 2020 and after time in client services, she moved to the discretionary investment management team in August 2021. Having completed her CISI level 4 Investment Advice Diploma and the CISI Level 7 Chartered Wealth Manager qualification, she is now moving to a new role in the advisory team.
‘My role as a portfolio manager has given me invaluable experience in providing suitable advice to clients and undertake all my investment management qualifications. I am now looking forward to being able to put this into practice in the Advisory team where I will manage a diverse range of client portfolios and keep up with developments in the markets daily. I am looking forward to building and maintaining relationships with private clients and helping them find and advise on suitable investment solutions. I am excited about a new challenge within a company I enjoy working for,’ she said.
Mr Peatfield joined Ravenscroft’s client services team earlier this year but has now joined the advisory team. He brings with him a decade of client relationship experience.
‘Although as a company, Ravenscroft has expanded, it has retained the family focus and prides itself on the personal service it offers clients. We are unique in Guernsey to offer an advisory service which provides clients with a personal, professional boutique relationship,’ he said.
‘Speaking to clients is something I really enjoy, and I am looking forward to gaining my qualifications so that I can give advice, and, in the meantime, I will be looking at our processes to ensure they continue to deliver for clients and Ravenscroft.’
Mr Culverhouse joined the execution only team after a year with the business. The service allows clients to trade in traditional equities, bonds, funds, foreign exchange, and precious metals globally. Mr Culverhouse said his new role would be challenging, but exciting.
‘Ensuring all trades are executed in a timely, efficient and accurate manner is key to the role and I am looking forward to building relationships with clients, originators and market counterparties. No day is ever the same at Ravenscroft but that means every day is enjoyable,’ he said.
Photo caption: Madeleine Bromley, Will Peatfield, Hugo Culverhouse, Niall Hainsworth and Amelia Henaghen join various investment services teams as part of Ravenscroft's internal appointments.