Our key people

Howard Clark-Burton

Chief Executive Officer

Howard’s role is to manage and strategically develop the business, with a focus on our regulatory obligations as a Responsible Officer. He also manages a bank of long term clients, ensuring that he knows what our clients want and need. Howard joined the Financial Services industry in the U.K over 30 years ago, straight from Portsmouth University. He has been in Hong Kong since 1997, in various leadership roles both in Hong Kong and throughout the region and Middle East. He holds both U.K. and internationally recognised industry qualifications.

Ian Marsh

Chief Investment Officer

Ian’s role is as Chief Investment Officer is to originate and deliver BMP Wealth’s solutions both internally and externally. Ian also manages a bank of long term clients, ensuring that he knows what our clients want and need. Ian is a Responsible Officer and has been regulated in Hong Kong since 2001. He is a member of the Hong Kong Securities Institute and holds a number of UK and International qualifications. Prior to arriving in Hong Kong, Ian joined the UK Financial Services industry straight from university and has been continuously regulated since the inception of the first UK regulator in 1987.

James Ramsey

Chief Strategy Officer

James’ role is to support the CEO in developing the business plan’s implementation strategies. He also manages a bank of long term clients, ensuring that he knows what our clients want and need. James joined the UK Financial Services industry in 2002. He went on to run his own FCA regulated business in the UK for six years, before he moved offshore to work as an IFA in Shanghai. In 2012, James and his family decided to settle in Hong Kong and make it their home. As a shareholder of BMP Wealth, James brings valuable experience and technical knowledge. He holds U.K., International and Hong Kong Financial Services qualifications.

Jarl C. Smidt-Olsen

Non-Executive Director

Jarl’s role is to provide an independent perspective to help the CEO with the strategic development of the business – and represents our key external investor, Buchanan Capital Limited. Jarl is an established investor in the region, and has experience across Capital Markets, Fintech, Wealth Management and Venture Investments. Jarl joined the financial industry in 1992, holds an MSc from Cass Business School, is a CFA Charterholder, has held financial roles in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong, including as Head of Asia at Commerzbank.