Meet the team
Clint joined Fowler Drew as Managing Director in August 2023, succeeding the firm’s founder. He has extensive experience of leading successful teams within the wealth management industry with core focus on understanding customer needs, strategic delivery and leadership – important to the next stage of Fowler Drew’s progression.
Born and raised in South Africa, Clint has achieved a masters in Law, degree in Accounting Science and a post-graduate diploma in Financial Planning.
He worked in South Africa as a financial adviser before coming to the UK in 2008. After four years as a Regional Financial Planner for Santander, he moved to Barclays for 10 years. His leadership roles there included Head of Key Clients and more recently Head of Business Development for the Wealth and Investments business.
Director & Head of Financial Planning
He is a Chartered Financial Planner with expertise in tax, pensions, insurance and trusts and has a BA in Economics and Business. David has been involved in financial advice since 2002, advising both individual and corporate clients and working with professional firms as referrors.
He joined Fowler Drew from consulting actuaries Alexander Forbes and previously worked for various independent advisers including the advisory arm of a large UK accounting practice.
Director & Head of Investment Management
He leads our investment research activities in both modelled and non-modelled assets. Chris previously worked for the US money manager Alliance Bernstein for seven years, latterly as a senior associate portfolio manager.
His first experience managing portfolios was with pensions advisers David Booler & Co, looking after both SIPPs and small employer schemes. Chris has a degree in Economics from University College, London.
Founder & Managing Director
Founder of Fowler Drew, Stuart was an institutional fund manager from 1974 to 1995, managing money for a wide range of clients, from overseas governments and pension funds to wealthy families and foundations, before starting his own business consultancy in asset management.
In 2004, Stuart started Fowler Drew as a wealth management firm, embodying the thinking, principles and quantitative techniques drawn from his earlier career.
Having served as its Managing Director until 2023, he is no longer involved in delivering the firm’s services but remains on the Board to provide a degree of continuity to the management team.
Sa previously spent 10 years in London and Beijing with UBS and private- equity manager Actis, designing and implementing investment solutions covering each of portfolio allocation, portfolio analysis and risk management, across conventional and alternative asset classes.
Sa’s first degree is a BA (Economics) from Renmin University of China, Beijing, followed by MSc Distinction in finance and banking disciplines from each of Salford and Reading Universities, and a PhD in Finance from Reading. Her doctoral thesis was on portfolio diversification with hedge funds. She is a CFA® charterholder.
Client Service Manager
Prior to joining Fowler Drew Sophie worked for four years in Luxembourg for a large insurance-owned fund and investment-bond provider (formerly Scottish Equitable) dealing with high net worth individuals and companies. Sophie has a degree from Manchester Metropolitan University in Retail Marketing.
He came to us from Brewin Dolphin where he was a trainee investment manager in one of the largest London teams managing discretionary portfolios for private clients.
Shameer has a BSc Computer Science from University of Surrey and holds CISI Masters in Wealth Management.