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Our Story

Founded by Tom Skinner and Emma Walker, Barnaby Cecil was created to help others find the perfect balance between living for today and planning for tomorrow. 

When you find an equilibrium between the two, it relieves stress and creates a deep sense of contentment.

We knew that if we created that balance for ourselves, by following our own financial planning process, we could help others to achieve the same. 

We have a range of award winning services and we use technology to make life easier for our clients. Our investment philosophy is backed by decades of empirical evidence. 

The name Barnaby Cecil takes the middle names of Tom’s two young children. 

You can talk to us online or at our client facilities, found at Moorgate or Bank. Drop us a line or call to arrange a meeting.

Tom Skinner

Financial Planning Director

Tom’s career in financial services began in 2003 after he graduated from Birmingham University. Tom has worked for various planning firms at Director level, before co-founding Barnaby Cecil with Emma Walker.

Married to Jane with two boys, Otto Barnaby and Charlie Cecil, they live in Leytonstone, London.

Tom will take you through each of the WealthMap® planning sessions, which will help you understand and maximise the financial resources available to you.

Emma Walker

Financial Planning Executive

Emma is a founder, Paraplanner and the main research analyst at Barnaby Cecil. Emma graduated from Coventry University with a Masters in Finance and Investment.

Emma uses a range of tools to create your personal WealthMap® plan after each of your 1 to 1 sessions with Tom.

Emma enjoys travel and recently explored India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Richard Allum

WEALTHMAP® partner

Richard and The Paraplanners team provide us with technical support, analysis and power up our abilities as a financial planning service.  

When you have completed the award winning WealthMap® programme, Richard and his team support Tom to provide you with a beautiful and informative report, detailing your next steps to achieve each of your personal financial goals.

Richard is a former Board member of the Institute of Financial Planning.

Nicki Hinton-Jones CFA


Nicki and the Betafolio team helped us originally to build the Navigate® investment portfolio range, available exclusively to Barnaby Cecil clients.

We use the Navigate® portolios to execute your personal financial strategy, built and designed in our WealthMap® planning sessions together.

Through state-of-the-art technology, Betafolio continue to provide Barnaby Cecil with ongoing support, contemporary academic research and continual fund and platform due diligence.

A highly qualified and independent team, the service they provide means our unique investment philosophy translates into a world-class discretionary wealth service to our clients.

Nicki holds the much coveted Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) international qualification.

Joe Coleman

Momentum Partner

Joe works alongside Tom together to deliver our Momentum® service to Barnaby Cecil clients.

Once you have a plan, designed and built in WealthMap®, the Momentum® ongoing service will support you every step of the way on your path to achieving your financial goals.

Whether that’s access to a specialist accountant, regular investment updates or financial coaching, you will have a team, led by Tom, behind you as you navigate life on your terms.

But most of all, Momentum® is there to provide you with continual reassurance that you are on track to acheive each of the goals we have identified in WealthMap®.

Faith Liversedge

Marketing Partner

Faith ensures we communicate the work we’re doing at Barnaby Cecil in an engaging and thought-provoking way, so that our clients are informed, and potential new clients can see the benefits of working with us.

She has 20 years’ experience of creating, developing and delivering distinctive and award-winning marketing content and campaigns in the retail financial services space, working with a range of organisations including Standard Life, Prudential and Royal London.

Faith also likes dachshunds.

George Cooper

Technology Partner

George works to make sure all the technical aspects of Barnaby Cecil come together to offer the best digital experience to customers and prospects.

After a short career in film and television, George realised he was a better strategist than creative. As such he now spends his time bringing together the pieces to build great web experiences and campaigns.

George likes traveling and (pre-pandemic) was often found behind a laptop in various locations around the world.