Brewin Dolphin hires Godfrey Cromwell as Divisional Director

13 January 2017

Brewin Dolphin, one of the UK’s largest private client wealth managers, today announced the appointment of Godfrey Cromwell as a divisional director in the London office. He will be responsible for developing and maintaining client relationships, advising on strategic initiatives and supporting the development of our emerging talent.  

Godfrey Cromwell joins from Barclays Wealth where he was a private banker for eight years. With a background in developing UK and international businesses, he will maintain his role as the chief executive of the British East-West Centre. He will also maintain his role as a cross-bench (independent) peer in the House of Lords.

Godfrey Cromwell’s appointment follows Laura Robin’s appointment as divisional director in September 2016 and Patrick Lance as divisional director in August 2016 – both from J.P. Morgan.  

David Nicol, chief executive, Brewin Dolphin said:  

“We are delighted that Godfrey has joined us. No doubt his focus on clients will help us continue our organic growth strategy and momentum in our discretionary funds business. His decades of experience in the international business community, plus his last eight years as a very successful private banker, mean that he will further strengthen an already strong team.”  

Notes to editors
On 19 December 2016, Brewin Dolphin announced its intention to acquire Duncan Lawrie Asset Management - a UK private client discretionary investment manager with £735m AuM1  and c. 1,000 client relationships.

About Brewin Dolphin
Brewin Dolphin is one of the UK's leading independently-owned providers of discretionary wealth management. With £35.4 billion in funds under management, we offer award-winning personalised wealth management services that meet the varied needs of over 100,000 account holders, including individuals, charities, and pension funds.

We give clients security and wellbeing by helping them to protect and grow their wealth, in order to enrich their lives by achieving their goals and aspirations.  Our services range from bespoke, discretionary investment management to retirement planning and tax-efficient investing. Our focus on discretionary investment management has led to significant growth in client funds and we now manage £28.9 billion on a discretionary basis.

In line with the premium we place on personal relationships, we’ve built a network of 28 offices across the UK, Channel Islands and Ireland, staffed by qualified investment managers and financial planners. We are committed to the most exacting standards of client service, with long-term thinking and absolute focus on our clients' needs at the core.

We are proud of our success and have the vision and ambition to grow into the UK's leading provider of discretionary wealth management. This year we were awarded a 5 star Defacto 2016 rating for DFM Managed Portfolio and in 2015, we won the City of London Wealth Management Awards for Best Discretionary Service Award 2015 and the Portfolio Adviser Gold Award for Best Cautious Portfolio Manager 2015 - Large Firm. We are committed to building on our strong track record and delivering continued value to both our clients and shareholders.



1Value as at 30 September 2016