Close Brothers Asset Management appoints Michael Barr as investment director

CLOSE Brothers Asset Management (CBAM) has appointed Michael Barr as an Investment Director in its Edinburgh office, to further support the expansion of its investment management service for high net worth clients in Scotland.

Michael joins CBAM from Brooks Macdonald, where he spent seven years as an Investment Manager and Director.  Prior to this he worked in the Channel Islands for four years at Ernst & Young.

Michael holds a Chartered Wealth Manager Qualification and a Private Client Investment Advice and Management Diploma from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Martin Andrew, Close Brothers Asset Management chief executive, said:“In these extraordinary times, Michael is an excellent addition to our Edinburgh office.

“His considerable expertise in managing both charity funds and handling private clients’ needs will be a fantastic asset as we continue to enhance our high net worth proposition in Scotland.

“This in turn will support our growth plans across the UK, all while maintaining our excellent service for clients.”

CBAM now employs 110  people in Scotland. 

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