New wealth management start-up Featherstone Investment Partners has appointed Alex May as director of financial planning, its latest hire following the firm’s inception earlier in 2018.
Mr May has over 13 years of industry experience and joins the firm from Close Brothers Asset Management where he was a financial planner. He has also worked at UBS where he was an associate director.
“It is clear that it’s not only clients who have grown tired of the bland industry stereotype and crave a fresh approach, we continue to benefit by attracting the very best talent from the larger and ever-homogenising firms within the industry," said James Barton, Featerstone's managing director.
“We can now provide first class financial planning which sits alongside our investment strategies, which we consider to be as good as a private client can get.”
Featherstone may be small but its employees bring experience from larger established firms including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, UBS, Odey and Deloitte.
The Berkshire-based firm received its FCA authorisation on 2 July and is a group of privately owned companies initially founded in 1999 to manage a single family’s investments.