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Ed Stone

Director of Charities and Private Clients

0207 149 6276

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Ed joined Charles Stanley in 1999 and he is a Chartered Fellow of the Securities Institute. Ed manages portfolios for private clients, charities and trusts. Ed is a member of the Firm's Investment Stategy Committee. Outside of work Ed enjoys spending time with family and playing guitar.

Christopher Stothard

Executive Director of Financial Planning

020 7149 6439

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With over 34 years of experience working within financial services, there is not much Chris hasn’t seen from the industry! Prior to joining Charles Stanley as Head of London Financial Planning and Executive Director of Financial Planning; Chris worked as a bank manager for 11 years and, quite uniquely, has previously been selected to give lottery winners financial structuring and investment advice. Chris is married with three daughters, plus a granddaughter. He is also an avid sports fan, especially rugby and cricket; having even followed the England cricket team overseas. Now, with two of his daughters at university and a season ticket to St James Park, Chris has a little more time to devote to his beloved football team, Newcastle United – go Magpies!

Michael Stuchfield

Investment Manager

020 7149 6263

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Michael joined Charles Stanley in 2012 having obtained a First Class Honours (BSc) degree at the University of Reading. Michael joined Andrew Cooper’s team in 2015 to help develop the investment process and to increase the range of asset classes under review. He looks after private clients, Charities and Trusts, on a Discretionary Investment Management basis. Michael is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, having obtained the Chartered Wealth Manager qualification in 2016. Michael is a Freeman of the City of London.

Richard Sullivan

Investment Manager

0161 828 0207

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A History graduate of Manchester University, Richard joined Charles Stanley from TD Waterhouse in 2007 where he had been a Senior Investment Representative. Richard specialises in discretionary portfolio management for private clients, trusts, pensions and corporations and works closely with financial advisors in the North West. He has over 19 years’ experience in the industry with over 10 years at Charles Stanley and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. Outside of the office Richard has a keen interest in film having once help manage the oldest independent cinema in the country. He is also an enthusiastic musician, skier and annual golfer.

Magdalena Sulowska

Investment Manager Assistant

0131 550 1260

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Magda joined Charles Stanley Edinburgh in the summer of 2009. She has a degree in Administrative Law from the Lublin University in Poland. Magda assists with the administration of Advisory and Discretionary private client portfolios in a team which supports Christopher Clayhills-Henderson.

James Sweeney

Investment Managers’ Assistant

0132 343 7440

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Having graduated with a degree in politics, James went on to work for an independent financial adviser before joining Charles Stanley in 2010. Outside of work, James is a keen sportsman, particularly enjoying squash, tennis and golf, although due to his three children, opportunities to play are increasingly few and far between.

Gerard Sweeting

Director of Private Clients

0207 149 6668

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Gerard has worked at Charles Stanley since 1997. He has over 35 years of experience in the industry managing Discretionary Portfolios as a Director of Shaw & Co stockbrokers, as a Far Eastern unit trust manager and as Chief Investment Officer of the London subsidiary of Generali, the Italian insurance company. Gerard is responsible for running 3 of Charles Stanley’s Discretionary Fund Management models and these are used as a source of best ideas for managing bespoke portfolios for our clients.

Charlie Sylvester

Investment Manager

0147 329 7704

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Charlie Sylvester spent most of the early part of his career trading on the Futures and Options markets in the City. Then in October 1992, following a short spell in the travel industry, he joined the Ipswich branch of Charles Stanley. Charlie has nearly 30 years of experience in the Financial Services sector. He was recently awarded a Diploma in Investment Advice from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment. Activities outside the office revolve around his small farm in Peasenhall, where he lives with his wife and twin children. He has a great interest in conservation and spends most of his spare time planting and looking after his trees.