James Collings appointed Compliance Director at Tilney Bestinvest

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Julia Grimes
Published: 02 Feb 2015 Updated: 03 May 2016

New Group Compliance Director, James Collings

Leading investment and financial planning firm Tilney Bestinvest has appointed James Collings as Group Compliance Director, subject to the necessary regulatory approval. Based in the firm’s Mayfair headquarters, James will be responsible for the design and oversight of the regulatory compliance framework for Tilney Bestinvest Group.

James joins the company from global asset management company Schroders, where he spent eight years as Head of Compliance at the UK Private Banking arm before being appointed Head of Compliance, Infrastructure, in December 2012. During his last two years at Schroders, James oversaw the core operations of the UK Asset Management Compliance function and the co-ordination of the regulatory change agenda, and also led a global project to implement a new web-based system for personal account dealing and compliance certifications. James holds a first class law degree from Oxford University, and spent eight years as a solicitor at Linklaters before becoming a legal and regulatory adviser at Merrill Lynch in 1998.

Peter Hall, Chief Executive of Tilney Bestinvest said: “James is an exceptionally high calibre compliance professional who brings considerable experience to Tilney Bestinvest. He joins the business at a very exciting phase of expansion, following the combination of Tilney and Bestinvest last year and with our new joint venture with Saga set to launch later this year. As the business grows and the regulatory landscape evolves it is absolutely vital we continue to ensure we that we have a first class compliance function.”

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About Tilney Bestinvest

Tilney Bestinvest is a leading investment and financial planning firm that builds on a heritage of more than 150 years. We look after more than £9 billion of assets on our clients’ behalf and pride ourselves on offering the very highest levels of professional client service with transparent, competitive pricing across our entire range of solutions.

We offer a range of services for clients whether they would like to have their investments managed by us, require the support of a highly qualified adviser, prefer to make their own investment decisions or want to take more than one approach. We also have a nationwide team of expert financial planners to help clients with all aspects of financial planning, including retirement planning.

We have won numerous awards including UK Wealth Manager of the Year, Low-cost SIPP Provider of the Year and Self-select ISA Provider of the Year 2013, as voted by readers of the Financial Times and Investors Chronicle. We are pleased that our greatest source of new business is personal referrals from existing clients.

Headquartered in Mayfair, London, Tilney Bestinvest employs almost 400 staff across our network of offices, giving us full UK coverage, and we combine our award-winning research and expertise to provide a personalised service to clients whatever their investment needs.

The Tilney Bestinvest Group of Companies comprises the firms Bestinvest (Brokers) Ltd (Reg. No. 2830297), Tilney Investment Management (Reg. No. 02010520), Bestinvest (Consultants) Ltd (Reg. No. 1550116) and HW Financial Services Ltd (Reg. No. 02030706) all of which are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered office: 6 Chesterfield Gardens, Mayfair, W1J 5BQ.

For further information, please visit: www.tilneybestinvest.co.uk


This release was previously published on Tilney Smith & Williamson prior to the launch of Evelyn Partners.