Brian joined JM Finn in 2007 as an Associate, where he splits his time editing Prospects, the firm's quarterly client newsletter, as well as broadcasting on radio and television and contributing to investment seminars and conferences, both as a speaker and as chairman. Prior to joining JM Finn he worked for a variety of well-respected city firms including, Grieveson Grant, James Capel and Greig Middleton, and latterly Barclays Wealth, following their take over of Greig Middleton.
Brian has spent his career variously between an investment manager, looking after private clients, and an investment communications specialist, both disciplines drawing on his innate ability to be able to commentate on and articulate his opinion on the fast changing world of global stockmarkets in a manner that is easy to understand. He is a much sought after writer on financial matters, with columns in a wide variety of publications. In addition, he has served on the boards of investment trusts and unit trust management companies.
In 1994 he wrote a book entitled, 'The Second Financial Services Revolution' where he expounded his theory that Technology would be the single greatest catalyst for upheaval in our industry. With advances in technology being at the root of the last three major market upsets, Brian has always looked to balance this fact with it being a greater force for good, thanks to the huge array of investment opportunities it has provided us with. But without such articulation as provided by Brian over the last half century, it is likely many clients would be none the wiser. In his spare time he loves travelling and now spends a lot of his time at his home in Portugal.
Well, we made it to Epiphany, ending the strangest festive season I have ever experienced. Fortunately, the New Year got off to a good start for the Footsie, which was buoyed by the vaccine roll out.
Christmas week hardly got off to a promising start for our stock market, but a modest recovery saw much of the damage repaired, though sentiment remained fragile.