Walker Crips hires portfolio manager from Brewin

Walker Crips has appointed Alison Pickup as senior investment portfolio manager for its York office.

Pickup will be managing portfolios including ISAs, portfolio bonds and SIPPs on a bespoke basis for individuals, trusts and charities.

She previously worked as divisional director at Brewin Dolphin after holding the role of associate director at Gerrard/Barclays Wealth. 

Walker Crips chief executive Rodney Fitzgerald says: “We continue to execute our strategy of driving growth and Alison’s appointment, as a senior investment portfolio manager, reflects the success of this strategy. With our culture of putting clients first, our new investment managers join us in the knowledge that efficient systems and supportive management are backed by strong operational and compliant procedures.”

Walker Crips has recently acquired London-based wealth manager Barker Poland Asset Management for £4.2m. The deal will increase Walker Crips’ assets under management from £1.8bn to £2bn.