Westminster Asset Management are independent private client asset managers.
We provide investment solutions to high net worth individuals and family offices, and their advisers, with an emphasis on capital preservation and clear achievement of objectives combined with a highly personalised service. Our asset management service provides rigorously executed investment strategies underpinned by a thorough investment process that focuses on a number of core fixed income, equity and multi-asset solutions.
As a Westminster Asset Management client you will benefit from the diverse perspectives, skills and professional experience of our hand-picked team. Together we have many years’ investment market experience, supported by state-of-the-art systems and access to industry leading information sources.
Chief Executive & Chief Investment Officer
Darren joined Westminster Asset Management as CEO & CIO following a management buy-in. He has 30 years’ experience of investment and money markets. He was previously CEO of Brooks Macdonald International following the acquisition of DPZ Capital, a private client asset management boutique he founded in 2007. Previously he was Managing Director of HSBC Asset Management (International) Limited. He has extensive experience in managing and advising on the investments of wealthy individuals and families, trusts, charities, pensions and institutions.
Darren has a BSc (Hons) from UMIST and
is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers, a Chartered Wealth
Manager and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and
Phone:+44 (0)1534 761701
Peter is an acknowledged leader in asset allocation and fixed income markets. His career spans over 30 years of hands-on money management, and includes roles with Ashburton, RBC and Rathbones. As well as his role at Westminster Asset Management, he is lead investment manager in a single-family office and a non-executive director with Concentric, a financial planning and wealth advisory business.
Phone:+44 (0)1534 616818
Nick has extensive experience of managing direct equities, exchange traded funds and multi asset portfolios. He has managed investments for over 30 years, most recently as Acting Head of Ashburton Investments’ offshore portfolio management team, offering portfolio management services to intermediaries, UHNW clients and to FirstRand Wealth subsidiaries. He was formerly head of US equities, and lead manager of the Ashburton Americas fund, which received recognition from S & P and PlexCrown rating agencies. Prior to this he provided discretionary and advisory investment services with Collins Stewart Asset Management (C.I.) and Quilter and Co.
Nick is a Chartered Wealth Manager and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and also holds the Investment Management Certificate.
Phone:+44 (0)1534 761707
Mark has over 35 years’ experience working in the finance industry including treasury, private banking and wealth management as both a relationship manager and investment advisor with Deutsche Bank, DPZ Capital and Standard Chartered, developing relationships and providing investment advice to private clients, intermediaries and family offices. He spent the 3 years prior to Westminster working for Standard Chartered Private Bank in Singapore where he successfully designed and implemented their Global Sales Analytics platform.
Mark holds the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment Certificate in Private Client Investment Advice & Management and the ACI Diploma.
Phone:+44 (0)1534 761703
Jonathan has significant experience in
serving the investment needs of private clients, family offices and
charities. He was previously a founder
and Senior Director of Stanhope Capital’s Jersey office where his role included
managing large and complex mandates.
Prior to that he was Head of Private Clients and Charities at Lazard
Asset Management Ltd in London where he was responsible for US$10 billion of
assets including those of some of the UK’s largest corporate and public sector
Jonathan is a Chartered Wealth Manager
and a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment
as well as holding qualifications in Investment Compliance and Financial Risk.
Phone:+44 (0)1534 616818
Gary has been working with direct investments since 2016, specifically as part of a team that managed a Global Equity Fund where he gained significant investment management experience, including options and derivatives strategies. Prior to this Gary started his professional career with KPMG providing US, UK and Jersey tax compliance and advice to individuals, multinational corporates and funds.
Gary has a Masters’ Degree in Physics, holds the Investment Advice Diploma and is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
Phone:+44 (0)1534 761708
Head of Operations
Paul has significant experience in
developing and delivering private client asset management propositions.
Previous roles have included Business Development Director at LGT Vestra Jersey
and Head of Investor Solutions at Brooks Macdonald following the acquisition of
DPZ Capital, where he was integral in developing the international adviser
proposition and the development of the investment management and client
relationship management systems. Paul
brings a wealth of global experience in implementing customer centric
Phone:+44 (0)1534 761702
Richard is a non-executive director of Westminster Asset Management Limited. Outside of this Richard’s primary role is as a Director of WGT Limited, which manages the Jersey based Westminster Group, whose assets include Public Securities, Private Equity, Real Estate, Structured Debt and Aviation interests. He has been working for the Group since 2014 and prior to joining WGT Limited, Richard worked for Capita PLC managing teams within their corporate, custody and registrar departments. Richard is a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.
Westminster Asset Management is an independent, owner-managed, private client asset management boutique focused on managing your money and delivering the right solutions for you.
Every member of our team is on a path to ownership of the business and is committed to our long-term sustainability and success by putting your interests first and foremost.
We know that by doing a great job for you, we will collectively benefit and our business will prosper.
We are pragmatic investors who look to question consensus thinking and who approach money management with an absolute focus on meeting the objectives of our clients.
We understand what investment risk means to our clients and we manage this all the way through our philosophy and approach.
Resisting short-term fads and market noise, we look for enduring structural trends and then find investments which will benefit from that change. The market’s short-term focus creates opportunities for those willing and able to focus on underlying business fundamentals.
We use a combination of fundamental, technical and behavioural approaches to valuation and do so from a relative and absolute basis.
We believe in a disciplined investment approach, which is focused on the long term, within a strict risk management framework.
With our consensus-challenging approach and varied perspectives, we seek to balance opportunities and potential risks to make sure our clients’ wealth is preserved for the future and enhanced over the long term.