UK Principals

Profile imageNick Malaczynski CEO

Nick has an extensive understanding of the financial services industry. He graduated in Economics in 1981. His experience, gained over 30 years, includes being a director of a UK unit trust company, where he developed and marketed a number of trust products, a director of a UK life assurance company, where he developed a number of unit linked products and offshore life products, the developer of one of Europe’s first UCITS registered umbrella funds, a director of a multi-manager hedge funds company, the CEO of an investment research company. Nick created and managed one of the first UCITS registered funds in Luxembourg, overseeing the asset management, administration and custodial work for that product. He developed his own investment research business in 1995 and a communications company in 2000. He has lectured throughout the UK , Europe and South Africa and worked with clients in the USA , UK , Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America . Nick has developed a series of investment products in the equity, property and commodity trading sectors. With a strong quantitative bias, Nick is known for his work in risk management, asset modelling, benchmark construction and asset diversification. He also worked with the South African Reserve Bank to open South Africa’s exchange controls through the asset-swap programme.


Profile imageAlex Burn Chairman

Alex has 20 years experience in the financial services industry and holds a H Dip Tax Law from Rand Afrikaans University. He spent much of his early career in Johannesburg at Alexander Forbes, advising corporate clients on investments issues while leading the development of various products and services. When South Africa lifted exchange control restrictions, Alex established and ran Alexander Forbes International, now known as Investment Solutions Jersey Limited, a multi-national, multi-manager firm. He was also the fund manager responsible for a Jersey-based multi-manager global equity, bonds and cash fund. Alex has lectured for the Institute of Life and Pension Advisors and presented international papers and lectures in South Africa on a variety of investment and tax matters. With a broad and deep investment knowledge, he spends much of his time developing transparent and cost efficient solutions. He focuses on unbundling layered product solutions, removing risk, removing complexity and ensuring transparency.


Profile imageBeverley Webster OBE Director

Born in Yorkshire, Beverley joined Webster Machine Development Ltd, rising to Managing Director before founding Webster Schaeff & Co LLP, a major construction company with Beverley as CEO of UK operations. In 2000 she was appointed to the board of Ward Evans Plc where she effected an MBO before founding Prosperis, one of the North of England’s largest IFA’s. As MD of Prosperis, she developed and implemented an internal staff training program raising minimum qualification above industry standard to Diploma level and introduced a risk management service proactively managing client pension funds achieving investment returns significantly in excess of industry benchmarks. Beverley grew the client bank to over 10,000 individuals with investment funds under influence in excess of £120m before selling her stake in the business and joining Malaczynski Burn. She currently serves on a number of boards of companies and charities.