New Raymond James trio launch branch in Manchester

Raymond James is launching a new branch in the financial district of Manchester. Raymond James, Spinningfields will be led by three new co-branch principals, Doug McCance, Tom Illingworth and James Hymers. The three partners will provide bespoke wealth management services to clients across the UK.

Doug, Tom and James have over 30 years of combined experience in the financial services industry. The trio plan to use Raymond James’ extensive support and resources with the ambition to deliver a best in class wealth management service.  

Following his graduation from the University of Leeds with a degree in Mathematics with Finance, Doug McCance started his career at Brown Shipley before moving on to become an investment director at Close Brothers Asset Management. He says: “Our main goal is ensuring that every one of our clients can achieve financial peace of mind. Transparency and honesty of service, as well as a focus on individual client needs, are absolutely key to achieving that. I believe that these traditional values, together with modern innovative thinking, and the support of Raymond James, stand us in great stead as we open our doors to both new and existing clients.”

Tom Illingworth began his career in investment management at Brown Shipley, where he has spent the last eleven years, most recently serving high net worth individuals and their families. He adds: “In the current climate, larger firms are increasingly treating their clients as commodities rather than valued customers. Every one of our clients will be treated as an individual. Our boutique structure and ability to follow a non-centralised investment process, allows us to tailor investment strategies to meet individual client mandates.”

James Hymers will lead the wealth planning service, providing expert holistic financial advice. He says: “We are focused on building long term relationships with our clients and together we will build a comprehensive financial plan; be it safeguarding the family’s future, investing to fund financial aspirations, understanding your inheritance tax situation or preparing for retirement. Our commitment to provide a complete wealth planning and investment service has culminated in us establishing Raymond James, Spinningfields.”