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Richard Missen

Senior Branch Director/investment Manager

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Richard is a Branch Director within the Exeter office. He is an Investment Manager & looks after portfolios for private clients, trusts and pensions and works closely with their other advisors to enable a strong partnership for holistic advice. Richard is a graduate of Exeter University and has been working as an Investment Manager since 2001. Richard is a former trustee of a local charity and has developed a strong link with both local and national charity contacts and is now actively involved in looking to develop his work within the charity sector. In conjunction with two independent partners, he now regularly runs a charity workshop to provide a facility for charity contacts to discuss issues which are relevant to the sector at the current time. Richard lives in Exmouth, with his wife and two children. When the commitments of a busy family life allow, Richard enjoys most sports and visits a gym regularly.

Alistair Mitchell

Investment Manager

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Alistair is an experienced private client Investment Manager having started his investment management career in the City over thirty years ago. It was a real 'baptism of fire' as it was only a few months prior to the infamous October 1987 'crash'. This and the subsequent ups and downs in the markets have provided Alistair with invaluable experience of managing portfolios in differing and difficult market conditions. Alistair is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments and manages portfolios on behalf of a range of private individuals (including SIPPs), trusts and charities.

Aamna Mobashar

Portfolio Analyst

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Aamna Mobashar joined Charles Stanley in 2015, having studied at London School of Economics and Political Sciences reading Finance and Economics. Aamna’s role within the Team is as Portfolio Analyst and assists the Head of Team with all aspects of Portfolio Management.

Phill Moonie

Senior Investment Manager

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Phill has been at Charles Stanley for over 25 years after joining our back office in 1993. Having worked his way up from the Contracts Department, he has taken all the relevant exams to become a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments. Phill has been actively managing a range of clients’ portfolios for over 20 years and offers a bespoke management service for private clients, trusts, personal pensions and company accounts. Having reached the 25 year mark in the City, Phill had the opportunity to move offices and bring his wealth of experience to the Leigh-on-Sea Branch, having known the team for many years, as he lives locally. He currently resides in Leigh-on-Sea with his wife Anne-Marie, and children Alana and Ollie. What spare time he has, he enjoys boxing and football and is a Tottenham Hotspur season ticket holder.

Stephanie Morgan

Investment Managers Assistant

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Steph joined Charles Stanley in December 2015 and built on her existing admin experience to gain a deeper understanding of the investment industry. Steph is an experienced member of the team delivering a high level of service for clients managed by Chris, Charlotte and William and is an Information Provider, allowing her to provide all levels of information on portfolios outside of advice. She also holds two of the three papers required for the CISI Investment Operations Certificate. Steph spends most of her spare time as Chairman of her local amateur dramatics society ensuring the smooth running of the company.

Christopher Morgan

Senior Investment Manager

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Christopher spent 22 years in the Royal Navy as a Chartered Engineer, mostly in nuclear-powered submarines. On leaving the Navy in 1994 he joined Laws & Co in Bristol, subsequently part of the Greig Middleton Group. He was invited to join Charles Stanley in 2001 to run the Bath office but stepped aside from this aspect in 2013 to concentrate on his role as an investment manager. His clients include individuals, families, small companies/businesses, trusts, charities and pension funds. Christopher has a BSc in Marine Engineering (from the Royal Naval Engineering College), a post-graduate Diploma in Nuclear Technology (Royal Naval College, Greenwich) and is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments. He is a trustee of the Princess Anne’s Charities Trust and Whitehill Chase Foundation Trust. Past passions such as sailing, polo and horses have passed by the wayside but tennis, ski-ing and country pursuits continue. Christopher is married with two sons and lives in North Wiltshire.

David Morris

Director of Financial Planning Proposition

Scott Morrison

Director of Financial Planning

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Scott is a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of the Personal Finance Society who opened our Aberdeen office in 2018. Scott joined Charles Stanley from another national firm of advisers where he spent 20 years, rising to the level of Partner. He deals with a wide range of clients throughout the North and North East of Scotland, including Inverness and the Shetland Isles. Clients include Partners of Law and Accountancy practices and professionals in the Oil and Gas sector.

Connor Morrow

Trainee Investment Advisor

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Connor joined Charles Stanley in 2020 as a Trainee Investment Advisor. Connor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Glasgow Caledonian University and also successfully secured a Scholarship to study for a Master’s degree in Accounting and Finance, which he passed with Merit. He is currently pursuing his professional exams with the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments in order to become an Investment Manager. Connor aids in the management and administration of both Kris’ & Mary’s advisory and discretionary portfolios. Outside of work, Connor spends his time playing chess, reading and stargazing.

Michelle Murphey


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Michelle Murphy joined Charles Stanley in September 2019, having previously worked at Tilney and Grant Thornton. Michelle is a graduate of Queens University Belfast with a BSc Hons Economics degree as well as holding the CII Level 4 Diploma in Financial Planning along with Certificates in Financial Planning and in Life & Pensions. With over 12 years paraplanning experience, Michelle covers all research areas of pensions, protection, investment management, and taxation. Michelle provides the best solutions following research that meet clients’ individual financial needs and translates this into bespoke reports and supporting evidence for consideration by our clients. She also undertakes analytical work including cash flow, asset allocation and investment modelling. Michelle helps support the Financial Planning Team provide the best client journey experience.

Nicholas Muston

Director of Private Clients & Charities

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Nic Muston has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry and has specialised in the investment of charitable funds for the last twenty years. He is a fully qualified Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment. After 5 years working for a Norwich based Stockbroker he joined Greig Middleton Stockbrokers in 1996. This evolved into Gerrard Investment Management and which was subsequently acquired by Barclays Wealth. He moved to Charles Stanley in 2007 and looks after a wide range of charitable accounts including faith based charities, medical, grant giving and many more. He is based in the London head office and in his spare time is kept busy by his wife and two young sons.

Tsitsi Mutiti

Investment Manager

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Tsitsi Mutiti joined Charles Stanley in 2007 and is a Chartered Fellow of the CISI. Tsitsi manages bespoke Discretionary portfolios for private clients, charities and trusts. She also covers industrial companies and UK funds for the team buy list. Tsitsi is a founding member of the Innovation Through Inclusion Group which supports, Charles Stanley’s diversity agenda and a member of the Editorial Panel of the CISI’s magazine, The Review. In 2018 Tsitsi was awarded the Women In Finance Rising Star of the Year Award and in 2019 she received the Bronze Woman of the Year Rising Star Award at the Citywealth 2019 Powerwomen Awards. Through Inclusion Group which supports, Charles Stanley’s diversity agenda. Tsitsi is also a member of the Editorial Panel of the CISI’s magazine, The Review. In 2018 Tsitsi was awarded the Women In Finance Rising Star Award and in 2019 she received the Bronze Woman of the Year Rising Star Award at the Citywealth 2019 Powerwomen Awards.

Jo Mysko

Branch Assistant

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Jo’s employment background has covered both the private and public sectors of industry. After having lived abroad for a few years, Jo moved back to her home county of Norfolk and subsequently joined the Norwich branch of Charles Stanley in January 2016.

Allison Nailard

Office Manager

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Allison started her career with Barclays Bank before embarking on a change of career in 1999. This change resulted in her living and working abroad firstly in Moscow then in Abu Dhabi. She took up her present role with Charles Stanley upon her return to the UK in 2007. In her spare time, she enjoys, walking, gardening and reading.

Kate Nathoo

Senior Investment Manager

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Kate Nathoo has over 25 years investment experience. She was a founding partner at Daniels Holt Investment Managers and Client Director at Thesis Asset Management. Kate is a Chartered Fellow of the CISI and was President of the CISI Southern Branch from 2016 to 2018. Kate joined the Charles Stanley Guildford office in May 2018. She continues to specialise in the provision of Discretionary Investment Management for Private Clients, Trusts and Charities. Kate is a Trustee for a local professional theatre company, Guildford Shakespeare Company; she loves both theatre and classical music. She also enjoys local walking afforded by the beautiful Surrey Hills countryside.

William Nicholls

Investment Advisor

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William has recently joined the team in Ipswich having spent 10 years in the City where he worked at various financial brokerages. His interest in financial markets and ability to dissect what is (and isn’t) important brought along a column in the City A.M. newspaper in a previous role. This, tied with a natural ability to get on with people, meant a move into Wealth Management was the perfect fit. He is currently sitting the final exams of the Chartered Wealth Manager qualification, after which he would like to take the third and final CFA exam. William recently got married in Aldeburgh (where he is a fervent member of the golf club) and he has moved to Suffolk with his wife and Labrador puppy for a quieter life out of London.

Philip Norman-Butler

Senior Investment Manager

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Philip has worked at Charles Stanley for over 10 years, having previously worked at Bloomberg LLP. Philip manages investments for private individuals, SIPPs, Corporate Clients and Charities. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Securities & Investment Institute, and is a member of Charles Stanley's Equity Strategy Committee.

Sammy O'Brien

Investment Management Assistant

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Sammy O’Brien came to us from a legal background and joined Gerrard in 2005 which then evolved into Barclays Wealth and latterly moved to Charles Stanley in 2007. Charles and Sammy have built up a strong and definitive Probate Valuation Department with local solicitors in the Guildford and surrounding area. She provides administrative and secretarial support to the team and is often the first point of contact for the majority of the team's clients. Her interests include singing, acting and directing and she has written her own musical which was performed in Dorking. During the current COVID19 crisis Sammy has been singing to the residents in care homes in and around Surrey.

Sean O'Flanagan

Senior Investment Manager

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Sean O’Flanagan, Chartered FCSI, joined Charles Stanley in July 2012 and is responsible for the Inheritance Tax Portfolio Service. Sean started his investment management career in 1998 and has a proven ability to manage discretionary portfolios on behalf of private clients and institutional investors across a broad spectrum of sectors and market capitalisation ranges.

Helena Oakes


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Helena's career began in the West End of London at a leading UK firm of Solicitors with whom she worked for twenty years. Looking for a change of direction, she and her family left London for Dorset where she subsequently joined Charles Stanley as a part time secretary in 2007. She now provides secretarial and administrative support to Sam Houston and Marie Alford. Helena enjoys family life and when time permits likes to socialise, cook, attend Pilates classes and walk on the beach.

Simon Olstead

Investment Management Assistant

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Simon joined Charles Stanley in 2010, having previously worked at Insinger de Beaufort (Jacobson Townsley) for over 25 years, in various front & middle office roles. Simon has a degree in Economics from the University of York. He is also a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

Bethan Paddy

Investment Managers Assistant

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Bethan joined Charles Stanley in the summer of 2015 as an assistant to Christopher Morgan. She has over 10 years’ experience of working in the financial services sector, starting her career in mortgages and progressing on to a Financial Advisor firm. After trying life on the other side at a platform provider, Bethan has moved up to join the Charles Stanley team in a position where she can provide support directly to Investment Managers and their clients. Bethan has lived in Bath for over 14 years after graduating from Bath Spa University with a BSC in dance and business studies. She enjoys camping and outdoor sports, regardless of the weather!

Adam Page

Senior Investment Manager

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Adam has been with Charles Stanley since 2002, when the business acquired Torrie & Co. Adam joined Torrie in 1999 having trained at Bell Lawrie White after leaving university in 1993. Adam manages investments for individuals and their families, SIPPs, Charities, and Trusts. He is a Member of the Securities Institute and a graduate of Edinburgh University.

Ameeta Panessar

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Ameeta joined Charles Stanley Financial Planning in January 2018. This role has been Ameeta’s first role within the Financial Services industry with her most recent previous role being within the Church of England. Ameeta has completed CII examinations; R01- Regulation & Ethics and R02 -Investment Principles & Risk and looks to continue to work towards her diploma in Financial Planning.

Grant Paterson

Investment Adviser

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Grant joined Charles Stanley Edinburgh in February 2014 on a team which supports Chris Clayhills-Henderson. Grant graduated from Edinburgh University in 2006 with a Masters degree in Economics. Shortly afterwards he joined a small financial advisory firm, where he remained for over 6 years; initially supporting the firm’s Financial Planners and latterly becoming responsible for investment research and portfolio analysis. Grant has attained a range of investment-related qualifications and is a qualified Chartered Wealth Manager . Grant assists with the management and administration of both advisory and discretionary private client, trust and corporate portfolios on Christopher Clayhills-Henderson’s team. Away from work Grant’s main passion is travelling and he can often be found walking in the outdoors around Scotland.

Philip Patterson

Office Manager

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Phil has been with Charles Stanley since 2002 and was the Deputy Client Services Manager for the company’s online division before taking up the role as the Edinburgh Office Manager in September 2018. Phil graduated from Heriot-Watt University in in 1997 after completing a Batchelor of Science Degree in Building Surveying and a Diploma in Project Management. He worked within the construction industry for several years before joining Charles Stanley. He is responsible for the smooth running of the Edinburgh office on a day to day basis along with dealing with staff matters. Phil also assists with the Branch’s Corporate Actions and is part of the team who deal with Execution Only clients.

Simon Peal

Head of Personal Portfolio Service

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Simon joined Charles Stanley in 2014, having studied at the University of Nottingham reading Hispanic Studies. Simon is the Head of the Personal Portfolio Service which provides investment advice for clients looking to access a cost effective method of investing. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute for Securities and Investments.

Sarah Penny

Investment Managers Assistant

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Sarah has been with Charles Stanley since early 2018 and currently provides administrative support to Jon Curtis and Katie Presland. Previously Sarah started her financial career at Fidelity within their Investment Account and ISA team, swiftly moving to their pensions department. She has completed her first exam towards her Investment Operations Certificate (IOC) and outside of work enjoys going to the cinema, yoga and has a keen interest in photography.

Louise Penttila

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Megan Perkins

Investment Managers' Assistant

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Megan joined Charles Stanley in January 2016 as an Apprentice Administrator. She has completed her Level 2 and 3 Diploma in Business Administration exams and has now been appointed to the role of Investment Managers’ Assistant. She is continuing to further her studies. Outside of work, Megan enjoys travelling and spending time with friends and family.