The Board

Christopher Carter


Christopher has spent more than 40 years working in senior investment banking and executive roles on the global stage. He began his investment banking career in 1973 as an executive at Hambros Bank, first in London and then in New York.

During the 1980s, he served as founding partner and head of capital markets at Enskilda Securities before joining Salomon Brothers International in 1985 as Head of Equity Capital Markets.


From 1987 to 2005, Christopher held senior positions at Credit Suisse First Boston. In 2002 he was appointed Chairman of Global Investment Banking and Chairman of CSFB Europe. From 2000-2005 he served on the firm’s Global Executive Board and its European Executive Committee. Christopher is currently a Senior Advisor to Morgan Stanley and is Chairman of Starcount pte.

Ian Marsh


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Ian was the former CEO of Fleming Family and Partners Asset Management and, most recently a partner at Stonehage Fleming. Prior to this, he spent more than 20 years with Credit Suisse in various UK and global roles, including CEO of Credit Suisse Private Banking in the UK. Ian started his career in equities at Ackroyd & Smithers and subsequently at Phillips & Drew.


Ian has a deep understanding of Wealth Management and a particular strength in equity markets, he has a passion for investment and enjoys the challenge of identifying superior returns across the asset classes in particular alternative investments. Ian is the Chairman of the Uganda Charity Trust at which the connection between sport and education is as powerful as that between sport and business has been throughout Ian's career.

Mike Fletcher


Mike is the Managing Partner of Praetura Capital LLP, a specialist venture and advisory business. He also sits on the board of AIM-listed companies Inspired Energy and Fairpoint, as well as a number of privately-owned growth companies including Praetura Asset Finance, EC3 Broker, PIB, myparceldelivery, Incorporate Travel and Starcount.


Previously, Mike was a managing director of investment bank Altium Capital where he gained 10 years’ experience in M&A and corporate finance. He has advised a range of clients from public companies, private equity houses and entrepreneurs. Mike is a chartered accountant, qualifying with PwC in 1999, and is both FCA and SRA approved.

Tom Ahearne


Tom spent 23 years in investment banking with Credit Suisse in European and global roles, including as Vice Chairman of Global Equity Capital Markets, Chairman for 10 years of the Equity Valuation and Risk Committee in Europe, and as a member of the European Equities Management, the Global Equities Operating and the Managing Director Election Committees. As part of these roles, Tom provided investment banking and markets expertise to entrepreneurs, corporates and governments around the world and worked in close collaboration with Credit Suisse Private Banking.

Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Tom graduated with an MA (Hons) from the University of Cambridge.


Mike Toole


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Mike joined Richard Algar to establish Artorius Wealth. Previously, he was a partner at accountancy firm Baker Tilly, where he was Group Operations Director for the financial management and investment businesses. Mike has 12 years’ experience in financial services and banking, including with KPMG, Santander and Skipton Building Society. He was also involved in founding a Saudi family office and managing a substantial private equity portfolio. Mike holds an MBA with distinction and a First Class degree from the University of Leeds, England.

Gerard Lane



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Gerard is an experienced investment professional, managing funds for institutions and individuals through positions at Aviva, Barclays Wealth and PwC. Gerard was  also the UK strategist at UBS. He believes in using proprietary analysis to identify long-term investment opportunities across asset classes as well using insights form external Think Tanks and policymakers to assess risks on behalf of clients.  WIth a passion for investing this is complemented by supporting Widnes Vikings rugby league club, which has it shares of ups and downs.

Ian Bennett



Ian joined Artorius from Deutsche Bank where he was both CFO of the UK Asset Management and Global Head of Strategic Planning & Performance Reporting for Deutsche Asset Management.

Ian joined wealth management group Tilney in 2002 where he supported a significant amount of M&A activity which included 5 transformational acquisitions, an MBO with Bridgepoint Equity and subsequent sale of Tilney to Deutsche Bank in 2006.

In 2009 Ian was promoted to CFO of Deutsche Bank UK PWM where he supported the launch of a ultra high net wealth business, and in 2012 he added global divisional oversight to his responsibilities when he joined the CFO office of the newly formed Asset & Wealth Management division.   Ian is a former graduate of Liverpool University and chartered accountant having qualified with mid-tier Shropshire firm Whittingham Riddell.  Ian is a coach for a junior football team and season ticket holder at Everton FC.

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