The Leeds office can trace its heritage back to1903 with the formation of Wise Speke. The investment management office became part of Brewin Dolphin in 1998 following the acquisition of Wise Speke. A further acquisition of local broker Broadbridge was completed in 2000. 

We now have more than 40 members of staff in the investment management division, responsible for the management of some £1bn. We have been working with individuals, families and businesses across Yorkshire and the UK providing successful investment solutions for generations. Our portfolio management services cover private clients, ISAs, charities, trusts, pension funds, and SIPPs, and we have executives with specialist knowledge in all of these areas. 

The Leeds office is also one of Brewin Dolphin’s charity management centres of excellence. The team, headed up by Michael Craven, has a long track record and considerable expertise in investing on behalf of charities. 

Our teams of financial planners offer an integrated service, designed to take a holistic view of your financial circumstances. In addition to the full strategic financial planning package on offer, we can also work on specific projects such as estate planning, school fee planning, pensions and tax efficient strategies. 

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Michael Craven

Head of Office

T: 0113 241 0118


Michael joined Wise Speke’s Leeds office in 1990, becoming a Director in 1994. Previous experience included working for two of the major accountancy firms before moving into investment management. Together with his team, he manages portfolios for private clients, charities and pension funds, with a particular emphasis on charitable funds. He took over as Head of the Leeds office in 2007.

Give us a call


0113 245 9341

34 Lisbon Street, Leeds, LS1 4LX

E: leeds[dot]office[at]brewin[dot]co[dot]uk

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