The team will handle Boyden's banking and financial services business within the new division. Initially, Boyden Financial will cover corporate finance, equities,and asset management. It
plans to recruit other specialists to handle areas such as capital markets, treasury, risk and private banking.
Audrey Coates has been appointed managing director of Boyden Financial. She spent 12 years in investment banking, latterly as a director of investment bank Kleinwort Benson, where she worked for eight years. She has worked within executive search for the last five years with Stephens.
The two other consultants in the team are Camilla Partridge, who works closely with Coates covering corporate finance and equities, and Charles Bennie, an asset management specialist who has 15 years experience in executive search.
The consulting team of three will be supported by Emily Palmer, head of research and two researchers, Catherine Sospedra and James Day. Shammi Ladha has been appointed office manager.