Investment accounts

Authorised and regulated by the UK’s FCA to provide investment accounts, we are bound by CASS rules to segregate and protect client assets.

January 2020 investment update

Global equities made further gains in December, appreciating 2.9 per cent (as measured by MSCI World Index), taking their annual performance to 25.2 per cent, the best result for global...

Transformative technology

The technology platform supporting all facets of Dolfin’s business is now in place and ready for the next phase of growth. Richard Webb, who headed the project, and Amir Nabi, our COO, reflect on the experience and what now lies ahead.

Dolfin model portfolios outperform their benchmarks

We have announced our model portfolio performance for the year ending 31 December 2019, with strong performance across the board.

Member of the Advisory Panel

Rodney Baker-Bates

Biography

Rodney Baker-Bates joined Dolfin’s Advisory Panel in March 2019. During a 50-year career, he has acquired core skills in strategy development, leadership and change management in organisations and roles spanning finance, technology and the media.

After a decade in management consulting at Arthur Andersen, Rodney spent 15 years in banking – first with Chase Manhattan Bank then Midland Bank – ultimately as general manager of Midland’s UK Bank. He then joined the BBC as Director of Finance and Information Technology and a member of the corporation’s Board of Management and its Executive Committee. His final executive role was Chief Executive Prudential Financial Services. Since 1998 he has served as Chairman of a wide range of businesses covering publicly quoted; private equity; private; unquoted subsidiaries and charities. Currently his primary role is Chairman of Willis Ltd, the major London insurance broker.

During this time, he has built up a wide range of experience. As a Chairman, he led two successful IPOs, requiring a detailed understanding of financial and risk management and giving him considerable experience of corporate finance and funding issues. He understands the application of technology to achieving innovative product and service solutions as well as customer and supplier relationship management and business generation. Rodney values the training, development and motivation of managers and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds and skills. He has also handled the complex relationship between public service and the private sector including broad public policy, Private Finance Initiative and industry regulation issues. He brings broad experience of Board leadership and succession planning with public; private equity and private companies.

Rodney is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, an Associate of the Institute of Management Consultants and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.

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