Grant Thornton recruits former Coutts Managing Partner, Martin Young, to grow Financial Planning Team

 In Coutts, Grant Thornton

Grant Thornton UK LLP has appointed Martin Young as Head of Financial Planning for London.

In his previous role as Managing Partner at Coutts & Co UK, Martin managed and developed the Fleet Street Office to become the largest and highest revenue generating private client team in the bank with a particular focus on the legal and accountancy sectors. Martin also had oversight of the largest assets managed by Coutts UK private client teams including investments, deposits and lending.

Martin has been recruited as a Head of Financial Planning in Grant Thornton’s London team where he will oversee a team of seven investment advisers and is tasked with substantially increasing the team’s revenue by 2015.

National Head of Financial Planning Neil Messenger said; “I am delighted Martin has joined the firm and I am excited to see how he will take the team to the next level. Martin comes equipped with vital expertise at a time of great challenges in the market and so will provide a steady hand our clients can rely on.

Martin Young said: “I am very much looking forward to joining the Grant Thornton team. In particular, I aim to build on the great work already being done to establish the team as a lead adviser in the market.”

Grant Thornton works with over 14,000 private clients based in the UK and internationally.

Martin has earned the AFPC Pensions, Taxation and Trusts, Personal Investment Planning and Savings and Investments qualification. He is also a CeMAP qualified mortgage adviser.

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