JM Finn promotes within the investment management leadership team

by | Jan 17, 2023

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Paul Dyas Head of Investment Management

Following the retirement of Brett Bayliss from JM Finn, the firm has made a number of changes to the management structure of the investment team and announced a new head of the Bury St Edmunds branch.

After 16 years with JM Finn, which began when he joined as part of the Bury St Edmunds office acquisition back in 2006 and later as a member of the Management Committee and Head of Branches, Brett Bayliss retired at the end of 2022.

As a result of Brett’s retirement, JM Finn have made some changes to the Investment Management Leadership team from 1st January 2023.


Paul Dyas (pictured above) has become Head of Investment Management and will continue to work alongside Barry Smead, COO Investment Management in taking responsibility for all client facing activity. Paul is an Investment Director and management committee member and has been with the firm since 1993.

Supporting Paul and Barry, will be Mark Powell, who has been promoted to Head of London and will report into Paul.  Mark is an Investment Director and Head of Charities who has been with the firm for 19 years and will continue to lead the firm’s charity team.

Replacing Brett as head of the Bury St Edmunds branch will be Jonathan Goldring, an investment director who joined JM Finn 16 years ago and he will be supported by Pamela Davies who has been with the firm for 5 years as a Portfolio Risk Analyst, who assumes the role of Deputy Head of the branch,


Hugo Bedford, CEO of JM Finn commented:

“Brett’s calm and considered approach to both the management of his clients and JM Finn will be greatly missed and I would like to thank him on behalf of the Firm for all his hard work and commitment to the business over the years. We wish him a happy retirement and all the very best for the years ahead. I look forward to working more closely with Paul, Mark, Jonathan and Pamela in their new roles as we work hard to continue delivering quality investment and wealth management services for our clients.”

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