Third Financial is pleased to announce another coup for the firm with the appointment of Amir Hakim as Proposition Director.
Amir has unrivalled experience in shaping market positioning for UK platforms over the last 20+ years, most recently at Hubwise / SS&C and previously at Platform Securities. His career in FinTech has combined a strong grounding in technology at JHC Systems (now FNZ) with a deep understanding of custodial responsibilities from his spells at BNY Mellon, BNP Paribas and Societe Generale.
Third Financial is now one of the largest independent regulated technology firms offering Investment Platform and Software services to Wealth Managers, Financial Advisers and Family Offices. After a record year for the Group in 2021, revenues in 2022 are already 30% ahead of that testing benchmark. This growth is set to continue with several implementations currently underway and a series of existing customers renewing long term contracts. This is all testament to the value Third delivers its clients and the close relationships it develops.
Third Financial recently achieved assets under administration for its regulated custody service of £5 billion. Third’s technology also directly manages a further £40 billion of assets across its software client base. Third supports over 70 clients across the UK and Offshore market.
Ian Partington, Group Chief Executive, commented “Strengthening our team with candidates of the calibre of Amir is a key component of our strategy as we extend our reach into more segments of the market. Amir will play a crucial leadership role in developing our proposition further such that we remain at the forefront of innovation while giving our clients the reassurance they crave from a secure, service-focused custodian."
Amir commented, “I can only applaud Ian and the whole team for the remarkable state of the existing business: profitable, growing, and enjoying the trust of many retail investment firms across the UK and beyond. You can really sense the strong ‘can-do’ culture within the team and being part of this continuing growth story will be a privilege."