WHIreland International Wealth has appointed Chris Bell as Senior Investment Manager as the international investment management firm builds its presence on the Isle of Man and internationally.
Born in Leicester, Chris gained a BA (Hons) in Commerce at Birmingham University before embarking on his investment career as a graduate trainee at Framlington Investment Management in London.
Chris relocated to the Isle of Man in 2001 and has held senior investment positions, most recently as Head of Investment Management at a local investment business, where he focussed on managing bespoke mandates for institutional and private clients. He holds a Chartered Financial Analyst Associate professional qualification.
Chris’s new role at WHIreland International Wealth will see him manage discretionary portfolios for a wide range of clients including institutions and private individuals. Commenting on his new role, Chris said: “I am very much looking forward to working with my new colleagues at WHIreland and being part of the WHIreland International team at this exciting time when the business has significant growth plans over the coming years. Whilst WHIreland International has only had a presence on the Island since 2014, the firm has a long investment heritage and has quickly established itself as a respected provider of investment services on island and to a growing number of international clients.
Announcing the appointment, Head of Investments at WHIreland International Wealth, David Bushe commented: “we are delighted to welcome a colleague of Chris’s calibre and local presence to our team for the next stage of our growth trajectory. Alongside his qualifications and experience, Chris is extremely passionate about investments and firmly believes in our ethos of matching portfolio construction to our clients aspirations and risk. His knowledge and expertise in managing multi strategy portfolios make Chris a highly valuable addition to the existing team whilst also benefiting our existing and prospective clients as we continue to expand in the Isle of Man and around the world.”
WHIreland International Wealth Managing Director Will Corrin said: “It is an exciting time for Chris to join our growing team at WHIreland International Wealth as we continue on our ambitious development strategy. Chris is a welcome addition and he brings with him a lot of experience and I am pleased to welcome him to the team.”