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Charles Stanley appoints John Porteous to new group head of distribution role

Today, wealth manager Charles Stanley announced the appointment of John Porteous as group head of distribution.

Charles Stanley appoints John Porteous to new group head of distribution role

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In this newly created role, he will have Group-wide responsibility for developing overall distribution strategy for services and products, in order to generate business flows and market presence across all areas of the business, as well as inputting into overall proposition development and evolution. John will also join the firm’s Executive Committee and will report directly to CEO, Paul Abberley. 

John has a career spanning more than 25 years in financial services and has held a number of senior roles in the financial planning and wealth management sector. He is both a Chartered Fellow of the Institute for Securities and Investment and a Chartered Financial Planner. 

Commenting on the appointment, Paul Abberley said:

"John is a crucial hire for our business and he will help us broaden and deepen our client base and step up our distribution momentum in order to meet our strategic objectives.  He has an innate understanding of our multi-channel, multi-service business and building high performance sales teams, as well as a long track record in meeting the needs of clients in an increasingly competitive marketplace.  I am excited to be working with John and believe he can make a huge contribution to building this business."

John Porteous adds:
“Charles Stanley is on a journey of transformation and I am delighted to have this opportunity to help accelerate the next phase of growth for the firm.  It is a name that is synonymous with client-centricity and innovation, as demonstrated by its strong levels of client satisfaction and the genuine personal service if offers across the full range of wealth management services, alongside its award winning digital offering.  I’m looking forward to helping it reach new clients and serve its existing ones more comprehensively in a marketplace where value for money is becoming the key metric.”

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