Truestone Asset Management has appointed Ian Handley to launch its lending arm Truestone Private Finance.
Handley and his team will provide independent advice relating to investment property finance, residential mortgage borrowing, multiple property financing, loans, offshore finance and commercial and development finance.
He has over 25 years experience in the financial sector and began his career at Lloyds Bank in 1978, holding senior positions in both retail and commercial banking.
Between 1996 and 2001 he was group director of resources and commercial development at London First, where his principle responsibility was the maintenance and growth of private sector support.
Paul Szkiler, chairman of Truestone Asset Management, says: We are delighted to have Ian on board.
His wealth of experience in the private finance arena teamed with his skills in strategic planning, business development and financial engineering will play a major part in developing our private finance proposition.