About us

Profile & history

Thornbridge was launched in March 2015 by Patrick Hall and James Bedford to provide investment and regulation services to small and medium sized businesses. We work in partnership with companies involved in managing, advising, arranging and introducing on investments and our people are both experienced and approachable.

Thornbridge team

Patrick Hall

Patrick has overall responsibility for the regulation and compliance of Thornbridge clients. During the past fourteen years Patrick has gained a wealth of experience in all aspects of fund regulation specialising in fund structuring, Part IV FCA applications, Section 21 approvals and outsourcing FCA services to independent firms & individuals. Patrick obtained a BSc. from Bristol University in 1984. Prior to moving into fund management and compliance, Patrick worked in FX and capital markets, primarily with Citibank and Chemical bank. Patrick is a founding partner of Thornbridge.

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James Bedford

James is primarily responsible for the set up and monitoring of the day to day interaction that Thornbridge clients have with their customers. He is RDR qualified and offers advice on the customer journey, the company website, payment portals, social media and all other marketing materials. He has been working in finance since 1987 and has a strong understanding of both the wealth and fund management sectors. James was a partner in the equities team at Cazenove & Co for many years and then a managing director in the funds team at JP Morgan Asset Management. James is a founding partner of Thornbridge.

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Andy Hope

Andy is responsible for risk management at Thornbridge. He began his career in financial technology in 1997 and has spent the past decade focussing on risk management, with projects covering credit, market and operational risk. Andy has worked across the spectrum of financial organisations including banking, private wealth, investment management and fintech. Andy’s experience prior to joining Thornbridge includes EY’s Quantitative Advisory Services & Risk Management practice, Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Banking Group and as a consultant to tier-one investment management firms and pension funds. He has a Masters in Finance from London Business School and a BSc in Cognitive Science from the University of Sheffield.

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Charlotte Deakin

Charlotte is a Relationship Manager responsible for the on-boarding process, the preparation and submission of regulatory applications and the on-going compliance monitoring of appointed representatives. Charlotte is also involved with the finances at Thornbridge. Charlotte obtained a Marketing and Management BA, 1st Class Honours from Newcastle University in 2015. Charlotte has been awarded the CISI Diploma in Investment Compliance and she is currently studying towards the CISI Investment Advice Diploma.

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Rosie Trower

Rosie is a Relationship Manager with a focus on the regulation and compliance side of the business. She has daily contact with clients and is responsible for the on-boarding process, regulatory applications and ongoing relations and monitoring of appointed representatives. Alongside this, Rosie is involved in PR, marketing and social media. Rosie graduated from Newcastle University in 2016 with a Second Class (Division 1) Honours in English Language BA and is working towards her CISI Diploma in Investment Compliance.

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Henry Davies

Henry is responsible for fund trade and execution monitoring. He has 4 years of compliance experience, working across different areas of the function at a global oil and gas company. He has experience in KYC and financial crime prevention, as well as transaction monitoring, regulatory change and reporting. He graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2013, obtaining a Second Class (Division 1) in History and Politics BA and has subsequently obtained a Diploma in Financial Crime Prevention from the International Compliance Association.


Alex Hackett

Alex is an Assistant Relationship Manager involved with the on-boarding process, submission of regulatory applications and on-going compliance monitoring of appointed representatives. Alex recently graduated from Exeter University with a Second Class (Division 1) Honours in French and Italian and is studying towards her CISI Diploma in Investment Compliance.


Alice Williams

Alice is an Assistant Relationship Manager involved in regulation and compliance through assisting with the client on-boarding process, applications and monitoring. Alice has recently graduated with a 1st Class Honours in Business Management from Newcastle University and is studying towards her CISI Diploma in Investment Compliance.


has specialised in risk management since 2000. He has been responsible for the market leading and award winning risk management products from both RiskMetrics and Bloomberg. In 2007 he joined Ernst & Young to develop their fund risk advisory practice, and has worked with a range of financial institutions including major banks, corporate treasury, traditional and alternative asset managers and institutional investors around the world to provide robust and practical approaches to their business and operational risks. Grant is a graduate of St Andrews University.


Stewardship code

A copy of our Stewardship Code statement can be found in our downloadable Stewardship Code document (PDF 92KB). Please contact us if more details are required.

Pillar 3 disclosure

A copy of our pillar 3 disclosure can be found in our downloadable Pillar 3 disclosure document (PDF 124KB).

RTS 28 disclosure

A copy of our RTS 28 disclosures for 2017 can be found in our downloadable RTS 28 Quantitative Report (CSV 4KB) and RTS 28 Qualitative Report (PDF 121KB).