New Head of Manchester Wealth Management

RNS Number : 0527U
W.H. Ireland Group PLC
13 October 2014


WH Ireland Group plc


(“WH Ireland” or “the Group”)


New Head of Manchester Wealth Management Business Appointed


WH Ireland, the financial services group that provides corporate broking and private wealth management services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Race as Head of Wealth Management in its Manchester office. 


Robert is well-respected in the industry with over 30 years’ experience.  He built his career at Brewin Dolphin, and its predecessor businesses Charlton Seal Dimmock & Co and Wise Speke. Having initially started in investment research, before moving to corporate finance, Robert switched to investment management, becoming Head of Brewin Dolphin’s Manchester Office for 13 years whilst running a large client bank.


He is Chairman of the London Stock Exchange’s North West Regional Advisory Group and Wood Street Mission, the charity which aims to alleviate the effects of poverty on women and children in Manchester and Salford.  Robert is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute for Securities & Investment and a Chartered Wealth Manager.


Robert will lead the existing team in Manchester and will focus on further developing the company’s private wealth management business in the North West.


Richard Killingbeck, Chief Executive of WH Ireland Group said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Robert to WH Ireland’s Manchester office.  He brings substantial experience managing money and advising private clients. I expect him to play a key role in growing our private client proposition.


“This appointment follows a number of other important hires for our private client business in London, Birmingham, Milton Keynes and the Isle of Man which have significantly expanded our scale of operation and our discretionary management expertise.” 


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For further information please contact:


WH Ireland Group plc                                                                                          

Richard Killingbeck, Chief Executive Officer                                                               +44(0) 20 7220 1666


Panmure Gordon (UK) Limited                                                                 

Hugh Morgan/ Adam James (Corporate Finance)                                                      +44 (0)20 7886 2500



MHP Communications

Reg Hoare / Jade Neal / Jamie Ricketts                                                                 

+44(0) 20 3128 8100                                                                                                                                               


Notes to editors


WH Ireland Group plc:

WH Ireland is a financial services company offering private wealth management and corporate broking services.  Since 2000, the company has been listed on the London Stock Exchange on AIM (WHI).  The Group has two divisions:


Corporate Broking:  The Group provides corporate finance, research, market making and fund raising capabilities to quoted small/mid-cap companies, including a full NOMAD service to the majority of our corporate clients. WH Ireland is ranked 3rd largest Nominated Advisor and corporate broker by number of AIM clients.


Private Clients: The Group provides wealth management and wealth planning services tailored to the individual, corporates, trusts and funds. It has over 140 years’ pedigree in private client wealth management. It manages over £2.5 billion of assets under management and administration and operates from 12 offices around the United Kingdom.




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