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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.

His focus is to understand the psychological aspects of finance and link this to a meaningful and fulfilling client outcome. An avid reader, his planning principles have been heavily influenced by the works of Kahneman, Taleb and Bogle. This approach helps him to understand human behaviour and how this translates into solutions that allow his clients to maximise the utility of their wealth.

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 works closely with Tom and uses a range of tools to create sustainable solutions that combine leading academic rigor with a practical approach to money management.

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

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.

Richard Allum

Research partner

Richard and The Paraplanners team provide us with technical support, analysis and power up our abilities as a financial planning service. The team includes highly qualified Chartered Financial Planners, Chartered Wealth Managers and Pension Transfer Specialists.

When you have completed the award winning WealthMap® process, Richard and his team support Barnaby Cecil to provide you with a beautiful and informative report, detailing your next steps.

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

Nicki Hinton-Jones CFA

Investment Partner

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

Through state-of-the-art technology, they 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.