Waverton announces Chief Operating Officer appointment

We welcome Michael Allen

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Allen as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Michael joins from Lazard Asset Management, where he was COO for London, Dublin and Dubai.

Michael has over 30 years’ industry experience including roles as COO at Augustus Asset Management and Head of Fixed Income administration at GAM.  At Waverton he will be responsible for formulating the firm’s business operations strategy and policies, and overseeing operations teams.

Michael will be replacing Mark Harrison who has served as COO since 2016 and in a consultancy capacity for the past year.

David Rosier, Chairman, Waverton Investment Management said:  “We are pleased to welcome Michael to Waverton. His experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow the firm and maintain the highest levels of client service.

“We are grateful to Mark, who has done a sterling job guiding Waverton’s operations during a time of regulatory upheaval, including the new MiFID II requirements, and implementing Waverton’s award winning client digital service. We are pleased that he will remain with us on a retained basis while he oversees the completion of several projects.”