Shard Capital Investor Visa Appoints Chief Investment Officer


Shard Capital, a leading wealth manager, is pleased to announce the expansion of its dedicated UK Tier 1 (Investor) Visa team with the appointment of Jacky Ng to the newly created role of Chief Investment Officer for its existing investment committee.

Jacky has over 15 years of experience in portfolio management across all asset classes, having worked for SG Hambros Bank since 2005. His most recent position was as a multi-asset class senior portfolio manager, managing over £350 million AUM at Kleinwort Hambros, SG’s private banking and wealth management division.

Jacky was responsible for creating the investor visa strategies within Kleinwort Hambros and co-managed the Bank’s Moorea UK equity fund. He was the chairman of the Alternative Selection Committee and managed the Absolute Return strategy prior to that.

Jacky was named as one of Citywire’s top 30 under 30 in Wealth Management in 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Economics from the London School of Economics and is a CFA Charterholder.

Jacky will be responsible for overseeing all investment activities for investor visa clients within Shard Capital. Since 2017, Shard Capital’s Investor Visa team has helped over a hundred high net worth individuals move to the UK through the Tier 1 (Investor) visa process and boasts over 40 years of collective experience in the sector.

Farzin Yazdi, Head of Investor Visa at Shard Capital, said: 

Farzin Yazdi

“I am delighted to welcome Jacky to our growing specialist team which further enhances our investment proposition since the March 2019 immigration rule changes. It is an exciting time as we continue to deliver tailor-made solutions to meet our client’s individual needs. Following the release of the UK’s 2020 migration statistics, which showed a significant drop in volumes of Tier 1 (Investor) visas issued as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, we expect a significant bounce back in the number visa issuances as 2021 progresses. Our already vastly experienced team is only further strengthened by Jacky’s appointment, and we are well-placed to guide individuals through the multiple unique investment aspects of the investor visa process.”

Jacky Ng said: 

“I’m incredibly excited to have the opportunity to join Farzin and the Shard Capital team. Their reputation within the industry is stellar. We’re at a crossroads in the UK in terms of volumes of investors visas we expect to be issued in the coming 12 months, with the gradual lifting of COVID restrictions in the UK expected to precipitate a significantly higher number of visa applications in the second half of the year. It is vital that applicants source an experienced, competent, and trustworthy adviser to guide them through this process. Shard Capital maintains the highest standards of client service and satisfaction in this regard and I’m thrilled to join the team.” 

For further information, please visit www.shardcapital.com or contact: 

SEC Newgate ShardCapital@secnewgate.co.uk

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