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New faces at Rathbones Kendal


There are some brand new faces at the Kendal office of investment management company Rathbones Brothers PLC – with the prestigious firm hiring three new starters since the beginning of 2018.

Tomas Owen-Jones steps into the role of Investment Manager. Alongside Regional Director Richard Dawson and Investment Director David White, Tomas manages a range of private client, trust, pension, and charity accounts. Tomas graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2010 with an Economics degree and masters and has previously worked at Sanlam Private Wealth. Tomas holds a number of professional qualifications including Chartered Financial Planner, Chartered Wealth Manager and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment.

Jessica Bufton joined Rathbones almost five years ago, working in Operations at Rathbones’ Liverpool office, after studying Sport Therapy at Edgehill University. Now she’s making a bold country change and pursuing a career as a Client Service Executive in the Kendal office, while enjoying the wonderful lifestyle of the Lake District.

Ed Lenartowicz joined Rathbones in January as a Graduate Trainee, working towards the Assistant Fund Manager role. Ed grew up in the Lake District, before studying a Degree in Broadcasting at University College Falmouth in 2009. He has taught English as a second language in Australia and Indonesia and now finds himself coming full circle and returning to his home county.

Richard Dawson, Regional Director of Rathbones Kendal said: “It’s a great pleasure to welcome Tomas, Jessica and Ed to the team at Rathbones Kendal. All three are very welcome additions and will enhance even further the exceptional service that we offer to our clients.”

Rathbones Brothers PLC is one of the UK’s largest and longest established wealth management firms. Rathbones Kendal is well known for offering its clients high quality wealth management services while still retaining a truly local feel.