MacDonald will be based in Glasgow, where his experience complements the existing core research capabilities of Barclays’ Scottish charities service.
A graduate of Finance and Management Science from Strathclyde University, Finlay also holds the Securities Institute Diploma. He brings extensive investment management experience including 15 years at Glasgow Investment Managers and Ignis Asset Management, where he was responsible for £4bn of assets under management.
Diane Wilde, Head of Charities and Segregated Funds in Scotland comments: 'I am delighted that Finlay has joined our charity investment team. He has a strong track record of managing assets and will provide valuable support in developing our presence in the charity and segregated funds sector in Scotland.
And, at a time when our clients face the difficult balancing act of having to control costs when their services are required more than ever, we are ensuring that we have the right people to support them. Finlay’s appointment will enhance our national research and portfolio management offering in addition to supporting colleagues across the UK in the investment process and stock selection'.
Calum Brewster, Regional Head of Barclays Wealth and Investment Management for Scotland and Northern Ireland comments: 'Finlay’s appointment reflects Barclays’ ongoing commitment to Scotland as it continues to grow its presence. Barclays Wealth and Investment Management employs private bankers, investment managers, dedicated charity experts, wealth advisors and credit specialists providing bespoke wealth management solutions to clients across the whole of Scotland'.