Performance in the past 12 months has been strong for WH Ireland, with the majority of client portfolios populating the top quartile of the ARC spectrum. The credit can first go to Roddy Buchanan, head of the wealth management arm, who has led his team with finesse and gusto. ‘There’s a lot more flexibility here in the way we manage money than larger firms would have,’ he says. In a career spanning 30 years, Buchanan has fulfilled a variety of senior roles focused exclusively within private wealth management. He began his career in 1983 with Capel-Cure Myers, ultimately becoming head of private clients. After a short spell at SG Investment Management as deputy managing director, he joined Ansbacher & Co Limited in 2003 as head of wealth management, leaving seven years later to establish a new investment management service for Weatherbys Private Bank. He joined WH Ireland in 2013 as deputy head of private clients and becoming head of private wealth management in 2016. WH Ireland is a financial services company offering private wealth management, wealth planning and corporate broking services. The private wealth arm provides discretionary and advisory services to individuals, corporates, trusts and funds. By offering a highly personal, bespoke service, they are able to provide timely advice and create long-term relationships based on trust.