Capital secures new senior hire to drive growth plans

Capital secures new senior hire to drive growth plans

Capital Asset Management has announced a major coup by recruiting a new Head of Operations who will move from a national discretionary investment manager.

Chirine Harb will join Capital this month from Aberdeen Standard Capital, the discretionary investment management arm of the Standard Aberdeen Group.

Prior to her time at Aberdeen Standard Capital, Chirine worked at Octopus Investments and brings to Capital a vast amount of experience in senior operations roles within national brands at an exciting period of their development.

Industry experts have been predicting a ‘brain drain’ of key talent moving away from purely investment focussed institutions and seeking roles in dynamic boutique financial planning firms. Driven by regulatory change, increasing fee transparency and greater client demand for a more comprehensive personalised planning service, this trend is likely to continue.

Chirine Harb said “The decision to move from a FTSE100 organisation was a difficult one to make, but the opportunity to join one of the best Chartered Financial Planning firms in the UK wasn’t something I could turn down. I was attracted to Capital’s client centred approach, service proposition and differentiated fee model – and I want to be part of the company’s ambitious growth plans in the years ahead”

Alan Smith, CEO, said “We are now at an inflection point in retail financial services and over the next few years there are going to be winners and losers. We have a clear vision for the future and intend to be at the forefront of these developments.

To support our plans, we need to attract thoughtful, intelligent professionals like Chirine who share our vision and passion to make a difference and to challenge the old business models prevalent within the sector.

Over the coming months we are looking to develop the Capital team even further, in client-facing and support roles.”

Capital Asset Management is one of the UK’s leading firms of independent Chartered Financial Planners. Capital is based in the City of London and currently manages around £300m.

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