The Managing Partner of Handforth based Equilibrium Financial Planning has declared her intentions to step down from the firm.
Gaynor Rigby, who has led the firm since 2010, announced she will leave the role in the summer of this year. During her tenure as managing partner, the Equilibrium has grown to employ 94 staff and manage £1.1 billion of assets, as well as become recognised in the prestigious Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For list.
She describes her role, which has been focused recently on developing the senior leadership at the Handforth financial planning firm, as a ‘natural evolution.’ She said:
Equilibrium’s purpose is ‘making people’s lives better’. That purpose is now clearly established in our culture, demonstrated by the team and experienced by every one of our clients. I am very proud of what I have accomplished during my time here.
“I hope that, when the time comes to leave, my legacy is that a little bit of my DNA will always be part of Equilibrium and that the team takes what we’ve done so far and uses it to make the next chapter bigger and better.”
Non-executive Director, Chris Brindley, said:
Those who work with Gaynor know the energy and personality that she brings to her work, and we would like to thank her for her invaluable contribution and commitment to both the team here and to the business. Her DNA will certainly remain a part of the business long after her departure later this year.”
The firm, which recently launched a new fund for more cautious investors, is expected to continue on its growth trajectory after Gaynor Rigby’s departure.