Close Brothers AM hires Michael Barr as investment director

Joins from Brooks Macdonald

Jenna Brown
Michael Barr had spells at Brooks Macdonald and Ernst & Young

Michael Barr had spells at Brooks Macdonald and Ernst & Young

Close Brothers Asset Management has hired Michael Barr as an investment director in Edinburgh as part of its Scottish business growth push.

Barr joins the business from Brooks Macdonald where he worked for seven years as an investment manager and director. Prior to that, he worked at big four accountant Ernst & Young. Close Brothers AM appoints Rathbones' Tim West as MD At Brooks Macdonald, he looked after both private client and charity funds. Barr was also responsible for specialist research in UK stocks and AIM BPR qualifying shares, as well as holding the position of deputy manager of its AIM Portfolio Service. Barr's appointment follows a succession of senior hires since 2019, with four new managing directors j...

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