Continuum (Financial Services) LLP says growth in East Anglia will support financial advice demand from its partnership with accountancy network – 2020 Innovation.
Mr Barton said: “I was very keen to be part of a larger, highly efficient and professional organisation.”
Continuum’s Martin Brown, managing partner, said: “Peter is an outstanding professional and brings experience to the team which will further expand our business into East Anglia.”
He added “Our focus remains on a strong three-way relationship between Continuum, the adviser and the client. This has driven outstanding year-on-year organic growth where our advisers enjoy extensive face-to-face and online support, including links with local accountants through our 2020 relationship.”
Mr Brown said Continuum, which describes itself as “dedicated to providing a modern Financial Planning experience,” was looking for further similar deals.
He added: “We continue to progress a strong pipeline of new adviser enquiries as we look to invite further high-quality advisers to join in our significant growth plans across the UK.”
Continuum has £750m in assets under influence and expects this to top £1bn in the next 18 months.
In November 2018, Continuum completed a move to directly-authorised status after being part of the Caerus Network. In January this year, Marlborough Group Holdings Limited took a 19.99% stake in Continuum.