Locate Jersey: 7IM in profile

Written by: Locate Jersey Posted: 09/07/2019

LocateJersey_7IM teamWith more than 20 years’ experience in the investment management industry in Jersey and the UK, Grant Hamilton was ready to take on a new challenge with an entrepreneurial edge. So when renowned investment management company Seven Investment Management (7IM) decided to expand, it asked Grant to lead the company’s new Jersey office

Tell us a bit about 7IM and what the company does.

7IM was originally set up in the UK in 2002 by seven highly respected industry experts, including the financial media commentator Justin Urquhart Stewart, Partner and Co-founder of 7IM.

The ethos of the company is to provide investment management services that the team would be happy to use themselves or for their family. This same principle continues to drive the company today and it currently manages around £14bn of client assets.

7IM has a comprehensive investment management offering and services many sectors of the market. It is also a specialist in the expanding area of fintech and platform services, which has helped revolutionise the way independent financial advisers (IFAs) carry out investment business. We have also recently developed our 7IM fiduciary service, which brings the technology and its advantages to international trust companies.

Our app, 7IMagine, is very popular, providing clients with a visual, interactive oversight of their assets all in one place – perfect for our ‘on the go’ clients.

What brought 7IM over to Jersey?

7IM already had a strong client base in Jersey, but there was no office here. So it was to service these clients better and increase 7IM brand awareness on the island to attract further new business.

It has been a good move for 7IM. We have found some talented people with expertise in the financial and legal sectors to help us staff and set up the office. 

We have a lot of standard investment management business, but there is also an appetite for 7IM’s fintech and platform services, particularly from IFAs, wealth planners, consultants and trust companies. 

How did the expansion process into Jersey take shape?

Coming from Jersey myself, I knew who to approach, and Locate Jersey was one of the first ports of call for 7IM. Its inward investment team offered a very warm welcome to the company and could clearly see there was a place for us on the island.

In addition, the Jersey Financial Services Commission was incredibly thorough and professional, leaving no stone unturned and ensuring that 7IM would hit the ground running.

Since starting the Jersey office in May 2018, it has been very interesting to see the positive take-up and interest in our services. Jersey is very open minded and ready for business in that sense – an essential attitude needed for innovation and future-proofing as an international finance centre.

How do you see 7IM evolving in the future?

Jersey has provided the perfect foundation for 7IM to continue to expand and evolve.

While we continue to service our valued clients in Jersey – a network that is ever expanding – we are also going to start making connections beyond this shoreline. 
7IM has recently attained a licence to service and advise clients in Guernsey from our Jersey office. 

I, personally, have always seen the Channel Islands as a stronger force when they work together, although each has its own strengths, and 7IM will be embracing this attitude by conducting business across the Channel Islands. 

Pictured: 7IM’s Jersey team (l-r) Aiysha Prow, Grant Hamilton and Dominic Pallot

Find out more
This advertising feature was produced in partnership with Locate Jersey.
Visit www.locatejersey.com

Seven Investment Management LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, the Jersey Financial Services Commission and the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. 
Member of the London Stock Exchange. 
Registered office: 55 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 3AS. Registered in England and Wales number OC378740.

• This advertising feature was first published in the 2019 City Edition of Businesslife magazine

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