Launched in October 2011 Affinity Private Wealth was founded by David Stearn, Ben Stott, Justin Thomas, Russell Waite and Julia Warrander.  The business has increased its headcount with the hire of two experienced professionals.  All staff at Affinity Private Wealth become business owners.

Sean Crisp, ICA and STEP qualified joins as a director of the trust team and as their compliance director.  With 21 years experience across banking, investment and trusts latterly with Citco, Sean has also spent time in his career with Barclays, Equity Trust and Investec.  Belen Santamaria, who has a degree in business studies and a masters in political science joins Affinity as an investment executive to undertake investment trading, research and analysis.  With over 11 years of industry experience in London, New York and Jersey, Belen’s career has been with Société Générale, Goldman Sachs and Standard Bank.

David Stearn said ‘We are delighted Sean and Belen have decided to join us to bolster the team.  We are creating new jobs in a difficult environment and are really excited about what Sean and Belen bring to Affinity and impressed by their commitment to join us.’