THE ‘investment management’ glasses, the slightly doleful expression – yes they’re key features required if you want to run Smith & Williamson.
Taking Stock was having a Spring clearout: a painful, paper-based process that sees Budget notes and consultation docs lovingly pored over before being slung into the furnace (steam power here at TS Towers). As you can see below, we came across an old pic of former S&W exec chairman Gareth Pearce, and were slightly unnerved about the similarities between him and new co-chief David Cobb.
Suggestions that Gareth has invoked ancient magic to take over David’s body are pure speculation.
David Cobb circa ’14
Gareth Pearce circa ’95
Richard Kateley of Legal & General discusses the advantages of close cooperation between accountants and financial advisers
The Practitioner becomes frustrated with HMRC's approach to a client's VAT investigation
The firm has made key appointments to its executive team, including a new chief financial officer, and a sales and marketing director
Partners at the insolvency firm Craig Povey and Kevin Murphy were appointed liquidators on 2 February