Tilney continues recruitment drive with two new hires

01 August 2018

Two Financial Planners join Edinburgh office

Leading investment management and financial planning group Tilney has appointed Chris McLeod and Ammar Saleem as financial planners. They will join the team in the company’s office in Edinburgh.

Chris has amassed almost 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, joining from Ludlow Wealth Management where he was a senior consultant, advising clients and providing a holistic service to them. He has previously worked at Standard Life and F&C Investments in various sales consultant roles.

Ammar joins from Cornerstone Asset Management where he spent three years in various positions, most recently private client advisor. There he developed and built relationships with high net worth individuals, as well as being a member of the investment committee.  

In Tilney’s Edinburgh team, both Ammar and Chris will deliver advice as part of the firm’s ‘two expert’ approach which sees financial planners paired alongside the firm’s investment managers to provide a high quality integrated wealth management service to clients.

Paul Frame, head of Scotland at Tilney, says: “Both Chris and Ammar bring a wealth of experience from long and varied careers within financial services. They have great track records of forging and maintaining relationships with both clients and key professional connections. They will be valuable additions to the team and I am delighted to welcome them on board.

“Tilney has seen strong growth in recent years and the business is really well positioned for the future with a depth of expertise in both investment and financial planning. This is a very exciting time for Tilney as we continue to expand our financial planning teams across the country and in the particular, in Scotland.”

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About Tilney

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.