London-headquartered investment manager Vermeer Partners has set up a financial planning operation.
It has named Chris Hogarth as managing director of financial planning to lead the newly launched Vermeer Financial Planning Limited.
Hogarth was previously a wealth planning director at Cazenove Capital and has held similar positions for around 20 years with firms including UBS, Kingston Smith Financial Advisers and RSM Tenon.
In his new role, Hogarth will provide financial planning services to the existing Vermeer Partners’ private client base, as well as develop and drive the expansion of the newly created arm of the business.
Simon Melling, chief executive of Vermeer Partners, said: “As we enter our fifth year since we were founded, this is an important step in our continued growth strategy.
“Chris brings an energy and entrepreneurial flair, and an absolute focus on the importance of client service. As such he complements the ethos and approach of our partnership, and we are delighted to welcome him to the firm.”
Vermeer Partners was formed in 2018 and offers a range of investment management services to private clients, charities, trustees and professional advisers.