The Team

We are often asked, "where did the name come from?" Justin Brownlee, the Managing Director is the proud father of two daughters, Eden and Carmen. If he were to have had a son, his name would have been Hugo Forbes. And like caring for his children, he will nurture, support and be transparent in dealing with his business and clients.


Our collective wealth of experience enables us to fully understand your objectives and present the solution. Hugo Forbes is here to help and our Associates provide advice with the core aim of making your money work harder.



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Justin Brownlee

Managing Director

"JB" has been dealing with investments and acquisitions throughout the UK, Europe and America since 1991. Having previously worked for large Financial Corporations, he is delighted to have managed his own business's since 2002 to provide his clients with that all important personal touch.

If he is not investigating investment opportunities around the Globe, you are likely to see him watching Harlequins RFC.

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Ellie Beattie

Portfolio Executive

Ellie has a vast amount of experience in controlling diverse investment portfolios. She handles the entire life-cycle, from acquisition, management and reporting through to exiting or liquidating of clients investments. 


Her eye for detail and relaxed yet diligent style means she is ideal to provide guidance to our clients for their investment acquisitions and portfolio accounts.