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21 May 2018
Strabens Hall, the award winning independent wealth advisory boutique, has appointed Adam Benskin as CEO, John Halley as Head of Legal, Financial and Compliance and Alistair Peel as Head of Investor Services as part of a reorganisation of the senior management team. This gives the firm a stronger structure to further scale the business, accelerate Strabens Hall’s ambitious growth strategy as well as enhance the services it offers to its expanding international client base.
As CEO, Adam will be responsible for driving the business forward, focusing on its strong market proposition and leading on relations with the Strabens Hall board and its external investors. His appointment will help the firm capitalise on its current fast growth and fulfil management’s exciting vision for the business. Adam will also take responsibility for overseeing the development of Strabens Hall’s Hong Kong office, which is an established and respected source of advice for both expatriate and local clients in a region where the pace of wealth creation is among the fastest globally. Over the past 12 months, there has been a 50% increase in the size of the team and revenue has grown by some 40%.
Essentially Strabens Hall’s investment proposition can be split into two services, investment advisory and investment monitoring. Both now have extensive track records of delivering value and wealth enhancement to the firms’ clients and provide a firm foundation for future growth.
John Halley is a founding director of Strabens Hall and advises clients on a wide range of complex issues. As Head of Investor Services, Alistair Peel has responsibility for the firm’s portfolio management, investment monitoring and consulting services.
This management re-organisation and the assignment of more clearly defined roles for the directors also helps Strabens Hall streamline its business and more efficiently pursue the opportunities for expansion it has identified both in the UK and Asia.
A testament to Strabens Hall’s recent growth and success was the firm being named, earlier this year, as ‘Financial Advisory Firm of the Year’ at Citywealth’s prestigious Magic Circle awards. Last year Strabens Hall celebrated its tenth anniversary and completed a strategic overhaul of the business, which has helped to deliver the strong growth the firm is currently experiencing.