Charles Stanley restructures asset management team


Charles Stanley has completed the restructure of its asset management team with four appointments, including the promotion of Pierre Micallef as multi-asset fund manager.

The firm is aiming to become the UK’s leading wealth manager by 2020.

As part of its reorganisation, the firm has assimilated its four asset management businesses into a single division. These include Pan Asset, CPS, Matterley and its IHT team, along with the firm’s research teams.

The firm has also appointed Ross Brookes (pictured), who joined Charles Stanley in 2008, as head of collectives research, who will lead fund analysis for the firm’s clients. Ben Johnson has also been internally promoted from investment writer to fund analyst.

Adam Carruthers joins from outside the firm to become collectives analyst, having previously worked at Barclays Wealth, where he was fund manager for 10 years.

Head of asset management at Charles Stanley, Christopher Aldous, says: “In today’s post-Brexit climate, it’s more important than ever that clients have the highest possible level of service. We believe that the asset management restructure will enable us to do this.”