Ashcourt Rowan poaches Brewin financial planning research director

Ashcourt Rowan Asset Management has poached Brewin Dolphin divisional director of financial planning research James Brooks.

Brooks will join as business distribution director, working closely with chief executive Harry Burnham.

He will be tasked with enhancing the company’s relationship and level of service to the intermediary market.

Brooks was head of business distribution for nine years at Brewin and was previously sipp and offshore manager at Gerrard Investment Management.

Burnham says: “James’ appointment further underlines our ability to attract some of the top people in the industry and I am delighted to have him on board. 

“James will take forward key strategic partnerships with sipp, offshore Bond providers and wrap platforms as well as representation on national and regional IFA panels.”