Artorius expands into the Midlands with new hire

Artorius is continuing its growth across the UK by hiring Steve Brandreth, an established banker, as senior client partner. He has joined the firm from Coutts with the remit of establishing a Midlands office.

Steve’s previous role was as executive director of Coutts & Co, where he spent 16 years advising a wide range of clients and families.

Steve said: “Joining Artorius is an incredibly positive step for me and my clients. Increasingly the focus for them is on receiving absolutely the highest quality advice from an impartial and unconflicted source. This is becoming almost impossible to deliver if you have access to the services of just one bank.

“Whether it be investments, liquidity management, borrowing facilities or any number of services, my clients want me as their advisor to be able to access a wide range of choices not just those of one provider.

“Speaking to the team at Artorius, I quickly realised that the company’s proposition wouldn’t compromise the service that I want to provide. Allowing me to very happily shift my chair from being opposite my clients to being beside them, which provides me with the ability to consult and provide advice without compromise.”

Artorius was established in 2015 to provide a range of investment services to high and ultra-high net wealth individuals and families. The Artorius model relies on building a bespoke wealth plan for clients based around their specific needs and requirements. Artorius specialises in succession planning and complex wealth management cases that are increasingly underserved in a marketplace that is commoditising clients, whilst cutting back on time and service.

Ian Marsh, Artorius chief executive said: “Steve joining Artorius is a huge asset to us. We are a growing firm that is committed to understanding our clients in the regions and helping them achieve their objectives with the wealth they have generated or inherited. Steve’s experience and client focus fits well with our ethos and him joining Artorius will enhance our business considerably.”