Insurance broker Howden has appointed Chris Davies to co-lead its financial and risk advisers division alongside executive director, Iain Middle.
It’s hoped Davies’ appointment as executive director will strengthen the team’s leadership while adding specialist expertise and extensive first-hand experience of the issues clients are facing in the financial advisory market.
He joins from Plural Planning and, prior to that, 2Plan Wealth Management and has 30 years’ experience working in the Financial Advisory sector.
Davies also brings experience in supporting firms with M&A growth plans and private equity transactions, something that Howden considers particularly timely given there is expected to be a significant increase in M&A activity across the financial advisory market in the coming years.
“We are delighted that Chris has chosen to join Howden. Meeting the needs of our clients is central to what we do and Chris’ experience within financial advisory firms will further our ability to achieve this,” said Sarah Hughes, Global Practice Leader of Howden’s Financial Lines practice.
“Maintaining our position as the leading broker to the financial advisory sector is underpinned by attracting the right talent who share the same drive and passion for helping our clients succeed.”
Commenting on his appointment, Davies added, “I am excited to join Howden at a time of growth, innovation and expansion. The financial advisory market is set to witness a significant evolution in the coming years, as M&A and deal activity resumes in the aftermath of the pandemic.
“I look forward to supporting Howden’s existing and future clients navigate this changing landscape, while working with them to identify and capitalise on new opportunities.”