Canaccord hires Rathbones’ Blake as senior investment director

Has previously held roles at Jupiter, Bestinvest and Brooks Macdonald

David Blake, Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management
David Blake


Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management UK and Crown Dependencies has appointed David Blake from Rathbones as senior investment director.

Blake, who has more than 25 years of experience within discretionary investment management, spent the last nine years as investment director at Rathbones. Before this role, he worked as private client and charities director at Jupiter Fund Management. Blake has also held roles at Bestinvest and Brooks Macdonald Asset Management.

Duncan Stratford, managing director of Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management UK, said: “We are delighted to welcome a senior wealth professional of David’s calibre and experience to join us at Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management.

“We have expanded rapidly over the last few years and we are committed to delivering the best-in-class wealth management services and expertise to our clients. David is an excellent addition to our team and we are looking forward to his contribution.”  

In Canaccord’s latest annual results, the company ended its fiscal year with £33bn in client assets – a 2.8% increase over its last two financial quarters. Canaccord experienced positive growth in the past 12 months, ending with £215.2m in revenue, an 18.6% rise from the previous year.

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