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Hanson Asset Management Limited ('HAM') appoints Jonathan (Johnny) Arthur, former Head of UK Equities at UBS Private Wealth, as Head of Investment Management

LONDON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

In his role as Head of Investment Management Johnny will be a member of HAM's Investment Committee, which is largely made up of external members who help formulate our global macro views. Johnny will make a significant impact on our investment process and tactical asset allocation.  He will manage client portfolios in addition to his responsibilities in leading the Investment Management Team.

HAM's Investment Management Team offers discretionary and advisory portfolio management to high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs and family offices coupling modern investment strategies with high levels of service. HAM's clients have the opportunity to invest alongside its founders' principal capital or have bespoke portfolios created for them.

The  Hon  Robert  Hanson, Chairman of HAM said: "I am delighted that someone of Johnny's stature has decided to join HAM at this exciting time for our business. His reputation for providing expert advice that delivers quality results is well known and will ensure HAM progresses from strength to strength."

Notes  to  editors:

Johnny  Arthur has joined Hanson Asset Management as Head of Investment Management. Johnny began his career with Tilney & Co in 1985 before moving to Rensburg & Co in 1992. He joined Morgan Grenfell & Co in 1996, which became Deutsche Asset Management, managing £1.9bn of assets. In 2006, he joined HSBC as an Investment Strategist and managed retail funds. Johnny joined UBS in 2007 and was the Head of the UK Central Investment Team and Head of UK Equities. He established the investment process for all the UK fund managers. He holds a degree in Law from the University of Liverpool and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Hanson  Asset  Management:

Hanson Asset Management was founded in 2010 as an independent investment and advisory firm to formalise the management and oversight of the Hanson Family's financial affairs under an FCA umbrella with a mandate that included liquid and alternative investments with real estate. In 2012 the firm began to act for other families, high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs.  Hanson marries the best of a family office with a global financial institution.

The firm has three divisions: Advisory, Investment Management and Investment Consulting. Our Advisory practise helps clients make high quality investments in private equity, real estate and we arrange club deals, while our Investment Management service offers bespoke discretionary and advisory portfolio management. Investment Consulting assesses risk for clients in the management of their financial affairs and monitors their investment managers.

HAM's main objectives are to achieve as high a return as possible for every client's acceptable level of risk and every effort is made to avoid capital losses. Wealth preservation is paramount in all that we do. We offer clients the same high level of service that might be expected from a sophisticated family office.

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