April 06th 2021

Artorius’ expansion continues with the recruitment of lending advisory specialist Justin Minien

Independently owned wealth advisory firm Artorius has recruited Justin Minien to the role of senior lending partner. In this newly created role, Justin will report to Paddy Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, as Artorius expands its lending advisory capabilities.

Justin has previously worked as a lending specialist at Coutts, Metro Bank and Deutsche Bank, and his appointment follows recent Artorius hires including Paddy Lewis (Chief Executive Office) and Gareth Thomas (Head of Investment Management).

On joining Artorius, Justin said “I am delighted to be joining Artorius at this pivotal time in their expansion. The business has a distinctive client focused offering, and I am excited to be joining the team to develop lending advisory solutions for their client base who are financial services professionals and entrepreneurs across the UK requiring bespoke services specific to their individual needs, which can be complex”.

Paddy Lewis said “The Group has demonstrated strong growth in recent years and is well placed to continue that trajectory with a compelling & differentiated client offering. Having a well thought through credit advisory solution, with whole of market access, will add another string to our bow in order to help our clients with their lending needs either in relation to their businesses, residential mortgages or for wealth planning purposes”.

Ian Bennett CFO said “We are pleased with the continual progression on turnover and the development of our client offering, whilst maintaining control over costs in line with our business plan. Adjusted EBITDA has been impacted during FY 2019 & 2020 as we have invested significantly into client experience, systems and people. Our strategy has been rewarded with AUM growing by over £400m over the last 2 years, and a platform capable of taking us to our medium-term goals and beyond.”

Established in 2015, Artorius is headquartered in Manchester and advises clients across the UK from its offices in Manchester, London and Zurich. The firm provides wealth planning and investment advice for financial services professionals, UK business owners and entrepreneurs, private equity professionals and individuals inheriting wealth.

Artorius manages about ~£1.3 billion in assets and is owned by management, employees, and a small group of high net worth individual shareholders. Assets grew by £250 million (circa 25 percent) in the nine months since April 2020.