RATHBONES FOR PROFESSIONAL intermediaries

Trusted partner. For expert advisers.

We’ve been working with advisers for generations, providing expertise, reassurance and long-term partnership. So, when your clients turn to you, you know you can turn to us. 

Whether you’re a lawyer, accountant or consultant, we can provide expert advice in the most complex financial matters, and an active partnership in achieving your client’s goals. 

We respect the trust you’ve worked hard to build with your clients. Supporting you in helping secure your clients’ financial future is a responsibility we take very seriously. From the outset, we’ll work in a way that is right for you.

We offer you the same levels of care, diligence and accountability that you offer your clients. And even though we support financial needs, across broad requirements, we appreciate that our performance is a reflection on the choice you’ve made. Providing an exceptional level of service, tailored to individual circumstances is how we build trust, and form lasting relationships.

If you’re looking for help in the financial affairs of individuals, families, entrepreneurs, divorcees, resident non-domiciled clients – and more – we can promise you a service that is truly end to end.

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INVESTMENT APPROACH

We aim to provide an end-to-end service, working with our professional advisers. Having identified a practitioner’s client needs and agreed a broad approach, our investment manager will use their professional expertise to construct a portfolio, carefully chosen to match the client’s objectives and manage it day to day.

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OUR TEAM

Melanie Wotherspoon

Head of Professional Intermediary Business Development

Melanie Wotherspoon

Head of Professional Intermediary Business Development

London

Melanie joined Rathbones in 2014 after spending the previous seven years at Jupiter. Prior to that, she was at Baring Asset Management, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and EY. She gained international experience working for HSBC in Hong Kong, San Francisco and Mumbai. Melanie is a Chartered Accountant, has a degree in Systems and Management from City University, London and is a Chartered Member of the CISI. She is both a trustee and member of the Investment Committee for the Francis C Scott Charitable Trust that commits over £1m a year to areas of deprivation in Cumbria and North Lancashire. Melanie is also a member of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants.

Melanie joined Rathbones in 2014 after spending the previous seven years at Jupiter. Prior to that, she was at Baring Asset Management, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell and EY. She gained international experience working for HSBC in Hong Kong, San Francisco and Mumbai. Melanie is a Chartered Accountant, has a degree in Systems and Management from City University, London and is a Chartered Member of the CISI. She is both a trustee and member of the Investment Committee for the Francis C Scott Charitable Trust that commits over £1m a year to areas of deprivation in Cumbria and North Lancashire. Melanie is also a member of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Accountants.

Jake Wellesley-Smith

Client development director - North

Jake Wellesley-Smith

Client development director - North

Kendal

Jake joined Rathbones in 2020.  He spearheads the client development activities across the North of England and the Midlands, delivering discretionary portfolio management services to private clients, charities and trusts. He is also responsible for developing and managing intermediary relationships.

Jake started his career in finance at Lombard Street Research before moving into the private client investment world with Border Asset Management in Cumbria.  He joined Rathbones after 7 years working for Aberdeen Standard Capital (formerly Standard Life Wealth) following the acquisition of Newton Investment Management's private client arm in 2013.  

Jake is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Jake joined Rathbones in 2020.  He spearheads the client development activities across the North of England and the Midlands, delivering discretionary portfolio management services to private clients, charities and trusts. He is also responsible for developing and managing intermediary relationships.

Jake started his career in finance at Lombard Street Research before moving into the private client investment world with Border Asset Management in Cumbria.  He joined Rathbones after 7 years working for Aberdeen Standard Capital (formerly Standard Life Wealth) following the acquisition of Newton Investment Management's private client arm in 2013.  

Jake is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Henry Robertson

Business development director

Henry Robertson

Business development director

Liverpool

Henry is a business development director at Rathbones. He operates from the Liverpool office and covers the North West of England and North Wales. His responsibilities include creating opportunities for investment managers to acquire new business from trustees, both charitable and private, lawyers, accountants and private individuals. He joined Rathbones in 1994. Prior to this, he worked at what was then Wise Speke stockbrokers in Manchester.

Henry is a business development director at Rathbones. He operates from the Liverpool office and covers the North West of England and North Wales. His responsibilities include creating opportunities for investment managers to acquire new business from trustees, both charitable and private, lawyers, accountants and private individuals. He joined Rathbones in 1994. Prior to this, he worked at what was then Wise Speke stockbrokers in Manchester.

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