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Whatever life stage you are in, be that building your business or career, thinking about retirement, or planning how best to support a growing family, now is the time to ensure you have the right plans in place to secure your financial future.

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About our Leicester team

Established in 2013, the Leicester branch office is located on the top floor of the landmark Mercury Place. They are a team of highly skilled and experienced Senior Investment Managers, Financial Planners, along with a team of talented administrative professionals.

Supporting a wide range of clients, from individuals, financial advisers, trustees of charities, solicitors, accountants, and corporate clients; the team specialise in providing financial advice and a traditional investment management service, managing  ISAs, SIPPs and other pensions.

Get in touch with the team today

0116 366 6200


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Why Charles Stanley?

Client care for over 200 years

With over 200 years' experience, we have created financial security for tens of thousands of people. Through bespoke investment management and financial advice, we continue to evolve to help our clients meet their goals by understanding what wealth means to them.

Leicester Office

Where to find us

Contact the Leicester Office

4th Floor Mercury Place
United Kingdom

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0116 366 6200

[email protected]

Our team

Simon Hopewell

Branch Manager/Senior Investment Manager

0116 366 6200

More about Simon

Simon is the Branch Manager for the Leicester office. He joined the newly established Leicester branch office of Charles Stanley in September 2013 as a Senior Investment Manager. With over 20 plus years of industry experience, Simon’s specialises in the management of multi-asset class portfolios for private clients in a variety of mandates such as pensions, offshore trusts and offshore bonds. In addition, Simon has considerable experience in working on Court of Protection mandates.

Ed Cufflin

Senior Investment Manager

0116 366 6200

More about Ed

Ed is a graduate of the AB Freeman School of Business at Tulane University and began his career in investment management at Seymour Pierce Butterfield in London in 1992. Ed moved back to his home city of Leicester in 1996 to join Wilshere Baldwin & Co. and joined Charles Stanley from Brewin Dolphin in October 2013 to lead the new Leicester office. Ed specialises in managing portfolios for Private Clients both via Financial Advisers and directly.

Andrew Baker

Senior Investment Manager

0116 366 6200

More about Andrew

Having obtained an Honours Degree in Economics from Kingston University, Andrew began his career in Nottingham in 1990 joining Charles Stanley in October 2013. Andrew specialises in the management of a diverse range of portfolios including traditional private client mandates, Self-Invested Personal Pensions, Small Self-Administered Schemes, Offshore Bonds, Charities and Trusts. Having started his career as a securities dealer, Andrew moved into investment management in 1993 in Birmingham before moving back to work in the East Midlands in 1997 and has considerable experience managing multi-asset portfolios.

Chris Hailes

Senior Investment Manager

0116 366 6200

More about Chris

Chris is a Senior Investment Manager at Charles Stanley’s Leicester office and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. He started his career with Hill Osborne & Co in 1987, becoming a partner in 1997 and upon their takeover of Hill Osborne in 2000, a Divisional Director of Brewin Dolphin. With over 28 years of experience in the industry, Chris has a wealth of investment management knowledge and expertise. He specialises in managing private client, trust, pension and charity portfolios predominantly on a discretionary basis.

Vikkii Antill

Office Manager

0116 366 6210

Keith Arnold

Intermediary Sales Manager - East

07415 427 232

More about Keith

Keith joined the Charles Stanley Intermediary Sales team in January 2013. Prior to that Keith worked at Aviva for 26 years as a Business Development Manager covering predominately Essex as well as some accounts in London. His role at Aviva was widespread, dealing in all areas of pensions and investments as well as shaping IFA businesses and providing technical support. Keith is DipPFS qualified, holding amongst others, the G60 Pensions and G20 Investment examinations. Keith's role within Charles Stanley is to focus on the development of Financial Adviser business across East Anglia working closely with the local Investment Managers. Outside of work Keith is married to Michelle with two young children Mark and Katie. Keith enjoys all sports especially golf, rugby, skiing and plays hockey for Southend Hockey club.