Chris Hood joins Seneca as sales director

Investment firm Seneca Partners has appointed Chris Hood as sales director to help promote its tax-advantaged services.

Chris joins the company as it aims to reach £130m in tax-advantaged investments. He will be responsible for the firm's relationships with wealth managers, IFAs and other intermediaries.

Chris began his financial services career in 1986 with Norwich Union, and has since worked as an independent financial advisor, and as a regional sales manager with Clerical Medical/ Scottish Widows.

More recently, he joined London & Capital as a business development manager where he represented the discretionary fund manager in the North West. He joins Seneca from LV=, where he led the North Regional Sales Team for the last five years.

He said: “I’m very pleased to have joined Seneca. We recently announced our intentions to invest £15m this year into well-managed SMEs who have aspirations to accelerate their growth.

"This is an excellent opportunity for me to work with a highly regarded management team, in a dynamic business with a quality service offering."

We have a great pipeline of SME investment opportunities amd are excited about the prospects of continuing to expand

Richard Manley, CEO of Seneca Partners, added: "Chris’s appointment couldn’t be more timely and we’re delighted to welcome him to the team. We’ve entered an exciting phase for our Growth Capital Team and we’re starting to see significant traction with our VCT which we launched 18 months ago.

"We have a great pipeline of SME investment opportunities currently and we are excited about the prospects of continuing to expand our funds under management and add to our existing investment portfolio."

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