LIFT-Invest plc, which has offices in Edinburgh, has welcomed Stuart Niman to its eight-strong investment committee.
As a bond market professional, specialising in short duration fixed income, Stuart’s role at LIFT-Invest plc will be to provide advice and analysis on its long-term investment strategies for the firm’s clients.
Stuart has over 30 years’ experience in the financial sector. He was chief investment officer for Nationwide Building Society and was a non-executive director at the London Derivatives Exchange.
He currently sits on the investment panel for London-based not-for-profit venture capital firm Future Care Capital Innovation Fund and is a mentor at Cambridge University Entrepreneurs – one of the most successful student-run business competitions in the world.
LIFT-Invest plc, which also has offices in Altrincham and London, was established in May 2017 by Joel Adams and Mike Holden and it already has over £350 million in assets under management.
Adams and Holden also established the award-winning Chartered financial planning firm LIFT-Financial in 2007, which is part of the wider LIFT-Financial Group that has approximately £2 billion of assets under advice. LIFT-Invest plc is independent of the LIFT-Financial Group.
Stuart said: “I’ve known the team at LIFT-Invest for many years and have always been impressed with the culture of transparency and the client-centric investment strategies, which are at the heart of everything LIFT-Invest does.
“The team’s honest, trustworthy and focussed approach to doing the right thing for clients and employees resonated with me – they’re an impressive group of very talented experts that I know I’m going to enjoy working with.”
LIFT-Invest plc’s chief investment officer, Joel Adams added: “Stuart is a high-calibre investment professional with an enviable track record. He cemented his reputation in the 2008 financial crash when he safeguarded client assets and successfully steered them through a global financial crisis not seen before.
“He’s a welcome addition and certainly complements our existing team of professionals that collectively have over 100 years’ of experience. We’re looking forward to Stuart working alongside us as his insights and analysis are going to prove extremely beneficial to our clients in the coming years.”
LIFT-Invest plc’s Investment Committee comprises Joel Adams, Ross Glanfield, Neil Sadler, Jonathan Halsall, Colette Noble, Jonathan Stubbs and Dan Thompson.