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.

August 2019 investment update

With US vs China and UK vs the EU we anticipate bouts of elevated volatility in H2 2019 – which will require nimble movement in and out of equity markets to avoid losses. Our August monthly investment update is now available to download and view online.

Team Human vs Team Tech

Douglas Rushkoff, media theorist, documentarian and Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics at Queens College, CUNY, argues that by unthinkingly embracing disruptive technology, we could lose sight of what makes us human.

 

Dolfin shortlisted twice in the International Investment Awards 2019

Simon Black, our Head of Investment Management, has been shortlisted in the ‘Emerging Talent of the Year’ category and Dolfin as a firm for ‘Excellence in Client Service’, in the annual International Investment Awards. Voting is now open.

Member of the Advisory Panel

Stephen Kingsley

Biography

Stephen Kingsley joined Dolfin’s Advisory Panel in March 2019. Until June 2017 he was a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting. Over a career spanning more than 40 years he has worked exclusively with clients in the financial services sector, covering almost all areas of the financial services industry but focusing on banks – as an auditor, and later as a consultant and as a non-executive director.

He has extensive experience of dealing with audit both statutory and internal, financial and regulatory reporting, governance, risk management and internal control issues within the sector. At Arthur Andersen he acted as audit partner on various international banks, investment houses and insurance brokers. Leaving Andersen having reached the role of Global Head of the FS practice, Stephen held senior full-time positions in litigation support and economic consulting, management consultancy and in insurance broking. In his time acting as an expert witness for clients of FTI, he has dealt with a variety of financial services issues, focused on audit and financial reporting, governance, and regulatory relationships.

He has also held non-executive positions on several boards – all of which required him to be approved by the relevant financial regulator – including the Britannia Building Society, Cooperative Financial Services Group, Credit Suisse’s investment bank, and Equinova UK. These board positions, held in a period where bank governance and stability were under intense scrutiny, required him to understand in depth the issues around financial and regulatory reporting, and interact intensively with internal and external auditors as well as with prudential and conduct regulators, both in the UK and internationally.

Stephen is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Member of the Academy of Experts.

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