Waverton Investment Management has paid tribute to Andrew Denham-Davis, whose death they have described as “sudden” and “tragic”.
He joined Waverton in November 2020 as a business development manager after spending 15 years at Brooks Macdonald.
Waverton said ‘D-D’ (as he was also known) was “a salesman who believed in wearing out shoe leather”, who built and managed a 35-strong sales team during his 15 years at Brooks Macdonald.
“Despite the occasional habit of roaming the office like a Tasmanian devil, especially once one of his famous ideas had taken hold, D-D was a sensitive soul, very demanding of himself in his quest to constantly improve.
“His dedication to his network of advisers and to the industry was second-to-none, reflected by his leading role in helping the DFM Alliance, an industry body of firms helping to educate advisers about risks and realities of outsourcing investment management, including a favourite topic of his, DFM due diligence issues.”
A “passionate petrol head”, he could often be found “watching Middlesex or England at Lord’s wearing his MCC tie with the curious choice of a beer and ginger ale shandy”.
Waverton said Denham-Davis will be remembered fondly “for his boundless energy, tremendous character, infections laugh and use of unique and unusual metaphors”.
“Our thoughts are with his wife Victoria and children Christian, Sienna and Conrad at this difficult time.”