CBAM makes quintet of hires from Sanlam and Rathbones

They will be based in London and the asset manager’s new Chichester office

Close Brother Asset Management (CBAM) has hired a managing director, three investment directors and an investment manager as it seeks to make greater inroads into the southeast of England.

As part of its strategy, the company has opened an office in Chichester, taking its national footprint to 12 offices.

James Nield has joined as managing director from Sanlam Private Wealth where he was head of its Chichester office. Before that Nield spent nearly six years at Thesis Asset Management.

Also joining from Sanlam are investment directors Robert Clough and Tim Harman, and investment manager Joe Boxall – all three also worked at Thesis AM.

The third investment director is Simon Heathcoat Amory who held a similar role at Rathbones, where he had worked since 2005.

Giles Marshall, head of bespoke at CBAM, said: “We continue to see demand for local, experienced, and reliable investment managers. James, Robert, Tim, Simon and Joe bring huge experience and expertise to the company.

“Already well established in the region, they will be able to provide a high-quality service to our clients across the southeast of England.”

See also: Close Brothers AM names Standard Life Aberdeen alum as CEO

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