James Collings appointed Compliance Director at Tilney Bestinvest02 February 2015
New Group Compliance Director, James Collings
Leading investment and financial planning firm Tilney Bestinvest has appointed James Collings as Group Compliance Director, subject to the necessary regulatory approval. Based in the firm’s Mayfair headquarters, James will be responsible for the design and oversight of the regulatory compliance framework for Tilney Bestinvest Group.
James joins the company from global asset management company Schroders, where he spent eight years as Head of Compliance at the UK Private Banking arm before being appointed Head of Compliance, Infrastructure, in December 2012. During his last two years at Schroders, James oversaw the core operations of the UK Asset Management Compliance function and the co-ordination of the regulatory change agenda, and also led a global project to implement a new web-based system for personal account dealing and compliance certifications. James holds a first class law degree from Oxford University, and spent eight years as a solicitor at Linklaters before becoming a legal and regulatory adviser at Merrill Lynch in 1998.
Peter Hall, Chief Executive of Tilney Bestinvest said: “James is an exceptionally high calibre compliance professional who brings considerable experience to Tilney Bestinvest. He joins the business at a very exciting phase of expansion, following the combination of Tilney and Bestinvest last year and with our new joint venture with Saga set to launch later this year. As the business grows and the regulatory landscape evolves it is absolutely vital we continue to ensure we that we have a first class compliance function.”
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About Tilney Bestinvest
Tilney Bestinvest is a leading investment and financial planning firm that builds on a heritage of more than 150 years. We look after more than £9 billion of assets on our clients’ behalf and pride ourselves on offering the very highest levels of professional client service with transparent, competitive pricing across our entire range of solutions.
We offer a range of services for clients whether they would like to have their investments managed by us, require the support of a highly qualified adviser, prefer to make their own investment decisions or want to take more than one approach. We also have a nationwide team of expert financial planners to help clients with all aspects of financial planning, including retirement planning.
We have won numerous awards including UK Wealth Manager of the Year, Low-cost SIPP Provider of the Year and Self-select ISA Provider of the Year 2013, as voted by readers of the Financial Times and Investors Chronicle. We are pleased that our greatest source of new business is personal referrals from existing clients.
Headquartered in Mayfair, London, Tilney Bestinvest employs almost 400 staff across our network of offices, giving us full UK coverage, and we combine our award-winning research and expertise to provide a personalised service to clients whatever their investment needs.
The Tilney Bestinvest Group of Companies comprises the firms Bestinvest (Brokers) Ltd (Reg. No. 2830297), Tilney Investment Management (Reg. No. 02010520), Bestinvest (Consultants) Ltd (Reg. No. 1550116) and HW Financial Services Ltd (Reg. No. 02030706) all of which are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered office: 6 Chesterfield Gardens, Mayfair, W1J 5BQ.
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Tilney is a leading investment and financial planning group that builds on a heritage of more than 180 years. Our clients are private investors, charities and professional intermediaries who trust us with over £23 billion of their assets. We offer a range of services including financial planning, investment management and advice and, through our Bestinvest service, a leading online platform for those who prefer to manage their own investments.
We have won numerous awards. Tilney has been awarded Best Conventional Advisory Service at the 2018 City of London Wealth Management Awards, Best Advisory Service in the 2015 City of London Wealth Management Awards; Investment Award – Cautious category in the Private Asset Management Awards; and Stockbroker of the Year, Execution-only Stockbroker of the Year and Self-select ISA Provider of the Year 2015, as voted by readers of the Financial Times and Investors Chronicle. Bestinvest was voted Best SIPP Provider and Best Fund Platform at the 2017 City of London Wealth Management Awards, Best Direct SIPP Provider at the YourMoney.com Awards 2017, Best Stocks & Shares ISA Provider at the 2017 Shares Awards, as well as Best Self Select ISA Provider, Best Online/Execution-only Stockbroker and Best Investment Platform 2017 at the FT and Investors Chronicle Investment and Wealth Management Awards, as voted by readers of the FT and Investors Chronicle.
Headquartered in Mayfair, London, the Tilney Group employs over 1,000 staff across our network of 30 offices, enabling us to support clients with a local service throughout the UK.