Meet Our Team Of Investment Professionals

Our range of services are delivered by Hedley & Co's talented and experienced investment professionals. We are proud to say our business continues to grow through the development of long standing client relationships. 

Our investment professionals includes an array of Investment Managers, Stockbrokers, Board Members and Executive team members - find them all listed below.

If you would like to speak to one of our team members, please do not hesitate to get in touch today.
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Our Investment Professionals

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Nick Baldwin FCSI
Director & Wealth Manager

Nick has been working in investment management for over 25 years and specialises in the construction and management of bespoke investment portfolios on behalf of private clients, charities and corporate institutions.

Nick is a Chartered Wealth Manager and a Fellow of the Chartered Securities Institute, as well as a founding partner of Hedleys.​

Tim Scott FCSI
Director & Wealth Manager

Tim has over 30 years of experience managing investments for charities, private clients, pension funds and associated family trust structures. Whilst his principal role is as a senior investment manager, he is also head of the firm's derivatives dealing capability.

Prior to working at Hedley's Tim was a stockbroker with Capel Cure Myers, and is a Fellow of the Chartered Securities Institute.
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Ian Currie
Non Executive Director

Ian qualified as a chartered accountant in 1986 with KPMG and has been involved in corporate finance with Peel Hunt & Co, Apax Partners & Co and Altium Capital. He co-founded Zeus Group and at the point of demerger in 2010, the Group had over £350m of assets in a variety of businesses.

Ian is a partner of Palatine Private Equity LLP and is on the Board of Trustees for the Lowry Arts Centre in Manchester.
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Chris Jones FCSI
Compliance Manager

Chris started his stockbroking career here at Hedley and Co in the early 1990’s.

Over the years Chris has gained valuable experience working with a number of different brokers, mainly in a Compliance role.  

In early 2020 Chris returned to Hedley & Co to support the Compliance Director.
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Mark Hopton
Finance Director

Mark qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 1991, prior to becoming head of finance at Raytheon Corporate Jets and finance director of FADS Group. Mark joined Cenkos Fund Managers in 2009 as investment manager.

Mark joined Hedley & Co in 2011 as Finance Director, providing invaluable financial management, analysis and reporting.
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Charles Higham MCSI
Associate Director

Charlie joined the team in 2018 and has since qualified as a Chartered Wealth Manager. Charlie is responsible for the management of a variety of private clients Investments on a Discretionary basis, specialising in portfolio construction and applied wealth management. 

Prior to joining Hedley’s Charlie studied at the University of Liverpool, graduating with a BA Hons in Business Management.
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Neil Worsley
Investment Strategist

Neil has worked in portfolio construction for over 30 years, initially as a portfolio manager at Windsor Trust, followed by Group Head of Equities & Director of Lombard Odier, before becoming a Partner and Portfolio manager at Claremont Capital Management and finally, Chief Investment Officer of UK Equities at LV Asset Management.
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Iliyas Patel FCSI
Investment Manager & Stockbroker

Iliyas has over 17 years experience working within private client stockbroking, with a track record for building and nurturing long standing and successful relationships with clients.

Iliyas specialises in dealing and managing portfolios.

Iliyas is a Chartered Wealth Manager and Member of the Chartered Securities Institute.

Darren Thornton FCSI
Investment Manager & Stockbroker

Darren joined Hedleys in 2017 with over 25 years’ experience of equity and traded options dealing. Darren previously worked at Hargreave Hale where he was Head Dealer. Darren specialises in building client relationships as well as portfolio management.
​Darren is a Chartered Member of the Securities Institute.
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Chris Harmon

Chris joined the team in 2014 having had 13 years previous experience within the stockbroking industry, encompassing front and back office operations. He is currently a trainee broker, and is in the process of completing the CISI qualifications.

Chris also handles new client set-ups and procedures.
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Grace Bury MCSI
Investment Manager & Stockbroker

Grace joined the firm in 2017 and is a Chartered member of the CISI. In early 2020, Grace completed her Level 6 certificate in Private Client Investment Advice and Management.

Grace specialises in equity dealing, carrying out a number of the firms high volume trades. Grace also works alongside Tim Scott, assisting with the management of portfolios and client relationships.

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Hedley & Co are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority number: 471207

Hedley & Co Stockbrokers and Wealth Managers is a trading name of Hedley and Company Stockbrokers Limited.

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