The Local Markets Team at Barclays Wealth & Investment Management in the Isle of Man has recently been strengthened through a restructuring of the core team.
Nikki Taylor has been appointed Head of Local Markets after 11 years with the organisation. Nikki relocated to the Isle of Man in 2001 with her husband who has roots in the Island; his late grandfather was Peel Viking, George Cowley. During her time with Barclays, Nikki has progressed her career through a number of roles and has managed international Premier Clients for the past six years. Nikki has significant experience in wealth management, investment solutions, foreign exchange, trusts and a track record for providing outstanding customer service. She helped launch and promote the Women’s Initiative Network in the Isle of Man and is also an active member of the Barclays Private Clients (IOM) Board.
Nikki is joined in the Local Markets team by three relationship managers:
Jarlath McQuaid relocated to the Island from Co. Down, Northern Ireland in 2006. He is experienced in international relationship management including lending, trusts, investment management and succession planning.
Richard Skillicorn has been with the Barclays Premier Banking Team as a relationship manager since 2008 and has over 12 years’ experience within the Isle of Man finance sector.
Bernadette Foody joined Barclays in 1999 having completed a marketing degree at Dublin City University and has held the position of client relationship manager since 2007.
The team of relationship managers is supported by two relationship executives, Carolyn Carroon and Courtney Moffat and the team is further supported by Brendan Murphy, a specialist investment adviser. Brendan joined Barclays in 2006 and specializes in structuring solutions around clients’ personal circumstances to meet their specific needs.
Nikki said: ‘It is a real pleasure to be heading up such an experienced and knowledgeable team. It is our aim to provide the very best service and experience to our clients which couldn’t be achieved without the dedication and commitment of our relationship managers and support staff.’
The newly strengthened team celebrated its ‘launch’ with an event on the 24th January, which provided the opportunity for clients to meet their new relationship managers and the wider team in an informal setting. The new client suite in the Victoria Street branch was the location for the introductions which included opening comments from Managing Director Simon Scott followed by an informative discussion on behavioural finance with Brendan Murphy which also included a review of 2012 and an outlook for the year ahead.
Simon Scott added: ‘It was fantastic to be able to introduce the new local markets team to some of our highly valued clients. The knowledge and professionalism of the relationship managers and support staff really came through on the evening and we hope inspired confidence and trust from those in attendance.’