Smith & Williamson appoints new partner from EY

Smith & Williamson appoints new partner from EY

Nick Jacques has joined the firm’s London office from EY, where he worked for 17 years advising mid-market, fast growth and international companies

Smith & Williamson has appointed Nick Jacques as an assurance and accounting partner in the investment management and tax group.

Jacques has joined the firm’s London office from EY, where he worked for 17 years advising mid-market, fast growth and international companies.

Jacques said: “I am very pleased to have joined Smith & Williamson. The firm has an excellent reputation for providing quality services to fast growth businesses. There is a strong culture of servicing the full needs of a client, from their personal financial issues right through to their business interests. I am looking forward to getting involved with their work with the ScaleUp Institute and exploring the potential benefits to growing businesses.

“I really enjoy working with international businesses so I have been very encouraged by the interaction Smith & Williamson has with Nexia International and Oaklins. It is a key selling point when dealing with private equity investors that we have the ability to service an international client.”

Head of London assurance and business services at Smith & Williamson John Rugman, said: “We are delighted Nick has joined – he brings significant experience to our mid-market and scale-up clients. Smith & Williamson is committed to growing the assurance business and Nick’s skillset is well suited to helping us expand and develop our offering in the market.”

Earlier this month, a partner from EY, Zoe Thomas, also made the move to the Smith & Williamson London office.

Smith & Williamson was recently embroiled in a merger bidding war, with investment firm Tilney making a last-ditch bid for a merger when the firm was in advanced talks with Rathbones. The discussions ended without a deal.

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