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 firm that builds on a heritage of more than 150 years. The Tilney Group operates under the Tilney brand for Investment Management and Financial Planning and Bestinvest for execution-only investing. We look after more than £22 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 Best Fund Platform and Best SIPP Provider at the 2017 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. We are pleased that our greatest source of new business is personal referrals from existing clients.

Headquartered in Mayfair, London, Tilney Group employs over 1,000 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.