Tilney ramps up recruitment drive

08 May 2017

Financial Planner appointed in Guildford

Leading UK investment management and financial planning group Tilney has appointed Craig de Jong to its Guildford office, carrying on with its high levels of recruitment. He joins the team as a financial planner where there is already a well-established financial planning team.

Craig joins from Santander where he was financial planning manager. Prior to that, he was at HSBC where he was a premier client manager for HNW private clients. He has also worked at other banks as a client relationship manager including at Santander and Royal Bank of Scotland. Craig has substantial knowledge in building relationships with clients from all areas, from professional connections to HNW individuals.

At Tilney, Craig will fulfil a key role as a member of the Financial Planning team in Guildford. He will deliver expert 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.

Rob Chandler, regional head of financial planning at Tilney, says: “Craig joins us as part of Tilney’s continuing expansion within the financial planning sector, and follows the hiring of highly talented financial planning staff across the United Kingdom.   

“Demand for financial advice is currently higher than it has ever been before. This is important and we are committed to growing our financial planning offering in order to provide the trusted relationships and holistic advice our clients require. As such we are excited to welcome Craig to our fold.”

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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.