Hampden & Co hires Ryan Beattie from Adam & Co

Edinburgh-based private bank Hampden & Co has hired Ryan Beattie from Adam & Co as a banking director.

Hampden & Co hires Ryan Beattie from Adam & Co

Pictured (L-R): Mark Prentice and Ryan Beattie of Hampden & Co

Mr Beattie spent over six years with Adam & Co, the NatWest-owned private bank which was restructured this year. He has worked in the banking industry for over 25 years, including roles with National Australia Bank and Clydesdale Bank.

He will work alongside Mark Prentice, head of banking, and the banking teams in Edinburgh and London.

Graeme Hartop, Hampden & Co’s CEO, said: “Ryan is an experienced private banker focused on providing a personalised service that helps people to meet their aspirations. This matches our overall approach at Hampden & Co.

“We continue to welcome new clients, we are adding expertise and talent to help meet their needs, and Ryan brings a wealth of experience and is a strong addition to our team.”

Mr Prentice said: “We have known Ryan for a number of years and we are delighted to bring him to Hampden & Co. He complements our team and we look forward to working with him over the months and years ahead.”

Mr Beattie added: “It’s an exciting time to be joining Hampden & Co as the bank continues to grow and welcome many new clients across the UK. I look forward to meeting clients and to helping them achieve their goals, both personally and professionally.”

In August, Hampden & Co reported a strong first half, with year-on-year double-digit growth in income, deposits and lending. In the six months to 30th June 2021, income was up by £1.2 million or 24 per cent against the first half of the previous year to £6 million, deposits rose by £180 million or 42 per cent to £603 million, and lending grew by £133 million or 53 per cent to £381 million.

In June, Colin Tate was appointed as chief operating officer, joining from Sainsbury’s Bank and in October, Noble & Co chief executive Angus Macpherson joined Hampden & Co’s board as a non-executive director.

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