As well as being an Associate of IPG, Martin is Managing Director of Pharos Consultancy Limited, a UK offshore financial service company he founded in 2001.
Pharos is usually retained by well known high quality lawyers, trust companies and accountants from around the world to assist them with clients who are often ultra high net worth and whose circumstances are sometimes very complicated. Such a discerning clientèle demand a discreet, highly professional and effective relationship.
Martin is often asked to provide detailed, multi asset class, sophisticated analysis for clients whose advisors need comprehensive consolidated reporting for assets spread over many managers and many jurisdictions. Such clients are often underwhelmed by the usual providers and value the hugely personalised, pragmatic and experienced approach which Martin brings. A particular strength of Martin’s is working with family offices and their settlors and beneficiaries and he specialises in complex situations which are often time-sensitive, litigious, discreet, or involve families who have gone through some form of crisis, and for which the larger providers may lack the understanding or clarity to assist effectively. He is especially adept at ‘hand holding’ where necessary.
Martin has been an investment specialist for 28 years and until 2001, he held senior positions at Credit Suisse Private Bank and Citigroup Private Bank.