We are proud of our team. The wealth of knowledge and experience they bring is used to best represent our clients in today’s market.
Wealth Management Director
Having graduated from Cambridge University in 1974 with a degree in Engineering, Henry joined the London stockbroking firm Simon & Coates. He went on to join Capel Cure Myers and then the regional broker Cunningham Coates, where he became Managing Director. In 2005 he established the Belfast Office for Brewin Dolphin and ultimately became Group Managing Director and COO. He retired from Brewin Dolphin in 2013 and took up consultancy work. Henry joined Arden in 2018 to establish the Wealth Management division.
Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and was a senior partner in practice for 20 years before leaving to deal with the public listing of a professional football club where he became Finance Director and Deputy CEO. In recent years he has had a portfolio of interests in public and private companies and currently (in addition to chairing Arden) chairs two private companies and carries out other one-off consultancies from time to time.
Mark brings extensive experience of management, fund raising, mergers and acquisitions and public listing together with a technical background in finance and controls.
Personal Assistant to the CEO
Phoebe joined Arden Partners in 2017 following a year in International Currency Exchange as a team assistant for Corporate Sales. Phoebe attended Quest Professional in 2015 and gained a certificate after completing the Executive PA Programme. At Arden Partners, Phoebe is the Personal Assistant to the CEO whilst supporting the Head of Equities and Head of Distribution.
Prior to joining Arden in 2017, James spent four years at KPMG in Banking and Capital markets. James is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) with a degree in Economics from Durham University and is a Level II Candidate in the CFA programme.
Chief Executive Officer
Donald is a senior investment banking executive with over 25 years’ experience of working in the small cap and mid cap broking sector. Most recently he was a Managing Director at the Royal Bank of Canada and previously held senior positions at Collins Stewart and Evolution Securities. He has specialist knowledge of fundraisings at primary and secondary levels and many years’ experience of advising CEOs and boards across a wide range of industries, on corporate strategies within public and private markets.
Director of Compliance
Samantha has worked in the investment industry for 22 years. Starting in an operations role at James Capel and then qualifying as an Investment Advisor at Charles Stanley, Samantha progressed to the role London Branch Manager at Hargreave Hale, managing an office of Fund Managers, Investment Managers and dealers.
Samantha joined Arden in 2018 and is a Chartered Member (FCSI) of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments, having achieved the full Private Client Investment Advice & Management diploma.
Associate Director, Corporate Finance
Ben joined Arden in 2015 following 6 years at KPMG during which time he worked in the Capital Markets Group advising on the UK listing process for AIM and the Main Market. Ben’s experience also includes conducting detailed due diligence on both public and private transactions.
Alistair has been a fund manager specialising in UK Smaller Companies for almost 30 years. He is a graduate of Business Studies and Accounting from the University of Edinburgh and subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 1985. He was formerly a Director of Edinburgh Fund Managers plc and was the Head of UK Smaller Companies for that group. He joined Castlefield Investment Partners in 2007, becoming a partner in September 2009, and has been the lead manager of the Castlefield UK Smaller Companies Fund since April 2007. He also manages a number of funds investing in companies quoted on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) for the purpose of inheritance tax planning. Alistair is also a Director of Capital for Colleagues plc, an investment company focused on the Employee Owned Business sector.
Head of Distribution
Tim began his career in 1987 at Aetna Investment Management as an investment analyst, initially specialising in natural resources, before moving onto financial and property stocks. In 1990 he became an assistant fund manager on the UK Smaller Companies desk. In 1993 Tim joined the smaller companies team at Natwest Investment Management which, a few years later, merged with Gartmore to form one of the largest fund management companies in London. Tim spent a decade working with one of the most successful smaller companies teams in London before joining Peel Hunt as an equity salesman. He also spent time working in equity sales for Credit Suisse and Royal Bank of Canada before joining Arden in May 2017 as Head of Equity Sales & Research. Tim is a member of the Securities Institute and the Quoted Companies Alliance.
Group Finance Director
Steve has spent 20 years in the City primarily as an adviser to small and mid cap companies. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Chartered Member of the Securities Institute.
Steve joined Arden in 2004 and was Head of Corporate Finance for 5 years ending in Autumn 2018. He began his career with Deloitte & Touche. He has also worked at Arbuthnot Securities (in the Corporate Finance team), Britannic PLC and Tarmac plc in corporate development.
Corporate Finance Executive
Dan joined Arden Partners in September 2017 having started his career at KPMG in Deal Advisory and Audit roles. Dan is a chartered accountant and has experience working on M&A, advisory and due diligence engagements with both public and private companies.
Trade Support Manager
Marcus joined Arden at its inception in 2002 and has a wealth of knowledge and experience of Back Office operations and settlement processes. Prior to Arden, Marcus was with Albert E Sharp.
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Corporate Finance Executive
Maria joined Arden in 2018. She was previously an Intern Economist at BBVA Research (Madrid). Maria holds a MSc in Finance and Economics (University of St Andrews) and a BSc in Economics and Politics (University of Exeter).
Director, Wealth Management
Rob has over 20 years’ experience working in international financial markets, having started his career trading futures and options on the LIFFE market.
Before joining Arden, Rob worked in a senior Sales Trading role at ED&F Man Capital Markets covering both corporate and UHNW investors. Prior to that he helped establish and run the Equity Derivative Sales Trading desks at two institutional brokerages. Rob has an in-depth knowledge of the CFD market, having run the CFD trading desk at Cantor Fitzgerald for more than five years.
Director of Compliance
Norman has over 30 years of experience working in the City, 20 years of which has been specialising in compliance. He joined Arden in 2011 and is an FCCA and Chartered Fellow of the CISI. He was previously Director of Compliance at Piper Jaffray.
Equity Sales Director
Matthew has over 30 years’ experience of broking small and mid-cap companies to a broad range of institutional clients and servicing an eclectic mix of corporate clients. Prior to joining Arden in 2010 he worked in sales at BZW, Smith New Court, Albert .E. Sharp – where he scored No.3 in the Extel Survey of fund managers in 1999 – and Old Mutual Securities. Between 2008 to 2010 Matthew was a founder of the institutional equities desk at King & Shaxson. He began his career as an analyst for Wedd Durlacher Morduant & Co. in 1982.
Kate holds a BA (Combined Honours) in English Literature and Fine Art from Exeter University and an MA in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster. She joined Arden Partners in 2010, prior to which she held a similar role at Libertas Capital. Previous roles included running workshops and training students in how to use various e-resources at City University – this involved designing award-winning promotional literature.
Paul, an FCCA, qualified as an accountant in 2004 and has worked in various Financial Services roles throughout the world including Bermuda, Jersey and Sweden. Joining Arden in 2011, Paul is the Finance Director.
Head of Corporate Broking
Simon has been advising smaller companies for over 20 years, starting at Ernst & Young in mergers and acquisitions before acting as a nominated adviser to AIM companies and then in 2004 he made a move to equity sales joining the sales desk at Charles Stanley. Simon worked in equity sales at the Royal Bank of Canada for five years where he first worked with other senior members of Arden. Simon joined Arden in 2018 from finnCap where he had led the Corporate Broking team for 7 years.
Susan joined Arden in 2013 and has 28 years of experience working in the City, with previous roles in publishing, shipbroking, and academia. Susan provides support to the research analysts and has a love of document and graphic design.
Denise joined Arden in 2002, at the inception of the firm and is the Senior Administrator in the Birmingham office, providing support for the Executive and wider teams.
Equity Sales Executive
Prior to joining Arden in January 2019, Aimee has four years experience supporting private client fund managers at Ruffer LLP and a BA Honours degree in English Literature and Language.
Director, Corporate Finance – Head of Professional Services
John joined Arden from BESI/Execution Noble in 2015, bringing over 25 years of corporate finance experience including senior roles at Hill Samuel and Close Brothers.
Having run and built people businesses for many years, since 2008 John has focused on advising professional service businesses with a particular emphasis on fundraising and M&A. At Arden he leads the development of our sector specialisation in this area.
Head of Equities
Having graduated from Durham University and 4 years in the Army, Fraser joined Kleinwort Benson in 1994 in a UK smallcap equity sales role before joining Evolution Securities in 2002, at its inception and managing the equity sales desk. In 2008 Fraser joined Collins Stewart to run the smallcap franchise and then joined Royal Bank Canada in 2009 as part of the roll out of the European equities platform. Fraser joined Arden in 2017 as Head of Equities and part of the senior management team.
Joint Head of Corporate Finance
Ruari joined Arden Partners in March 2017. He qualified as a chartered accountant and has worked in small and mid-cap advisory and broking for more than 20 years. Ruari has also worked in early stage technology companies and in Switzerland and Singapore.
Director, Wealth Management
John has a degree in Financial Economics and over 20 years’ experience gained in the City of London.
He has an extensive knowledge of the Institutional Investment Market and Wealth Management and manages a diverse client base ranging from Institutions, Family Offices/Trusts and High Net Worth Individuals with a focus on Absolute Returns, via strategies encompassing Equities, Fixed Income (including Convertible Bonds), and Funds/Investment Structures.
Joining the Arden wealth team in 2017, John actively trades in the UK, European and North American Equity/Fixed Income markets.
Front of House Administrator
Emma joined Arden in 2019 having previously worked as the Personal Assistant to the Managing Director of a digital marketing agency as well as providing support to the wider Management Team.
Director, Equity Sales
After reading Jurisprudence at Oxford, John joined the Private Client department of Montagu Loebl Stanley before moving to the Institutional desk of L Messel which ultimately was bought by Lehman Brothers. He then went on to work for Morgan Stanley, Collins Stewart, Seymour Pierce and Daniel Stewart before joining Arden Partners in June 2017 as an Equity Sales Director.
Director, Market Making
Mark joined Arden in May 2017 to refocus and develop Arden’s Market Making and Trading desk using over 25 years trading experience across a full range of Equity markets. Previously, he spent five years at RBC helping to build the Equity business and prior to that was an MD at Citi, holding senior positions on the trading desk. Mark has also held trading desk positions at HSBC and Natwest markets and has a wide experience of trading both small and large cap stocks across UK and European markets.
Corporate Finance Director
Tom is an experienced equity capital markets corporate financier specialising in small & midcap growth companies for over 25 years. Having joined Arden in 2018, Tom has worked previously with Northland Capital Partners, Beeson Gregory, Evolution Securities and Westhouse Securities. His experience covers a wide spectrum of sectors including media, leisure, technology and resources”.
Corporate Finance Assistant
With a keen interest in English Literature and Performing Arts, Emilie completed her A-Levels in 2015. Having previously worked in the property sector as a lettings negotiator, Emilie joined Arden in December 2018.
James is a Business Economics and Accountancy graduate of Southampton University. He joined Albert E Sharp in 1992 in their private clients unit working on the unit trust and fund management desk. In 1995 he moved to become an equity sales director selling small-mid cap stocks to UK investing institutions.
James is a founding partner of Arden from inception, joining in 2002 as Head of Equity sales, and served as CEO from 2012 to 2017. He is now Head of ECM, managing and developing key client relationships.
Investor Relations Manager
Charlotte joined Arden in 2016 following seven years at CLSA where she focussed on the organisation and management of deal /non-deal roadshows and conferences across the UK and Europe for Asia-Pacific listed companies, ranging in size from small to mega cap.
Director, Sales Trading
Chris joined Arden in 2016 from Charles Stanley. He has 19 years of experience working in UK Small Cap Equity Sales Trading.
James is a CFA Level 1 candidate who joined the Equity Research team at Arden in 2018 having qualified as a Chartered Accountant at PwC. He holds a first class degree in Economics from the University of Essex as well as an MSc Finance from Imperial College Business School.
Joint Head of Corporate Finance
Paul joined the UK Small Cap team at UBS Limited in the mid 1990s, covering M&A and Equity Capital Markets across all sectors including resources companies. He is an experienced Nominated Adviser and joined Arden Partners in 2017.
Director, Wealth Management
David has over 20 years’ experience of trading equities and their derivative products. Most recently he ran the Family Office desk at Novum Securities, managing portfolios for several UHNW families.
Prior to that he managed the UK Client Department for a Private Bank in Luxembourg, with AUA of in excess of €2bn and before that he oversaw a sales/investment team at Townsley & Co (Insinger) stockbrokers.
In addition to managing both equity and derivative portfolios, he has specialist knowledge of fundraisings at primary and secondary levels.
Head of Equity Research
Andrew joined Arden in 2018 having spent 10 years covering Media, Utilities and Industrials at Citi, and most recently in Investor Relations at Experian. He is a Chartered Accountant and holds a MEng in Computer Science from the University of Bristol.
Dan has over 10 years of City experience specialising in Oil & Gas. He began his career working in M&A at Rothschild, before moving to Arden in 2010 as Oil & Gas analyst. Dan is responsible for Arden’s Oil & Gas research product and is a CFA charterholder.
Kartik joined Arden in 2017 and has 12 years’ experience as an equity research analyst. He has also helped start several tech ventures (including FinTech and ERP) and has experience working within industry. He graduated with a degree in Computer Science in 2005.
Kunal started his career with PwC in 2014, having graduated from LSE with First Class Honours in Economics. As a fully qualified Chartered Accountant, Kunal joined the Equity Research team at Arden Partners in 2017 and is a CFA Level 2 Candidate.
Having previously worked in the Housing and Recruitment sectors, Elvia has worked within Financial Services for over 25 years, joining Arden Partners in 2003.
Corporate Finance Director
Ciaran has 10 years of corporate finance experience, predominately working with small and mid cap companies. He joined Arden Partners in 2014 having begun his career at Bank of Ireland and working at other advisory houses including Rothschild and Libertas.
Chief Operating Officer
Having established and developed his own business in the outdoor leisure sector over a fifteen year period, prior to it being acquired by Tandem Group plc in 2000. Steve subsequently held a number of senior operational roles in companies within a diverse range of sectors, including Automotive, Leisure and Social Care – both in the private and public sectors. Steve joined Arden Partners in 2009.
Michael joined Arden in 2017 having qualified as a Chartered Accountant at EY. He holds a first class degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham and is a Level III candidate in the CFA programme.
Corporate Client manager
Sarah-Jane joined Arden Partners in 2017. She has had over 25 years of experience working in Investor Relations, either in Corporate Secretariat, Corporate Finance or Corporate Communications departments and across the spectrum of size of companies, FTSE 100s to small cap and Private Equity.
Sarah-Jane has also supported an array of senior executives with key client interface roles in a variety of major financial institutions