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Chief Investment Management Director

Chris Kenny

Financial services and markets

Areas of expertise

Chris has decades of expertise with UK and international private clients, bespoke family open-ended investment companies, family offices and managed portfolios.


Chris is Chief Investment Management Director, a member of the Group Executive Committee and the Financial Services Executive Committee. He is responsible for leading our Investment Management business, including our investment process, client service and engagement with intermediaries. Alongside this, Chris has direct responsibility for the London region.

Chris has developed a successful career as an investment manager, working with private client families and their advisers in the UK and internationally. He has provided advice on long-term investment strategies, directly managing portfolios as well as guiding overall financial strategies. 

He has enjoyed lasting relationships with a focused group of clients and advisers in the UK and across the world. He and his teams have managed portfolios in a wide range of tax environments, including pension funds and situations involving non-standard residence and domicile.

He has a good understanding of alternative assets, as well as more traditional investments. He is also experienced in working with more complex family structures and issues around inheritance and succession planning.

Notable client work and achievements

  • Guiding a family office on multi-jurisdictional investment strategy
  • Directly managing portfolios across three generations of a family for the last decade, as well as managing the exit of a large stake in a listed company
  • Adopting a tax-efficient defensive investment strategy that protected a trust’s capital through the credit crunch

Professional qualifications

  • Chris is a fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
  • In 2014, he was named Asset Manager of the Year in Spear’s High Net Worth category. In 2016, he was awarded the title of Investment Manager of the Year at the Citywealth Magic Circle Awards, and in 2017 he was named a Top 10 HNW Wealth Manager. In 2024, he was named as one of PAM Insight’s 50 Most Influential shapers of private client wealth management in the UK.

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