Meet the Team

About

  • Robert Midgley – Director & Owner, Chartered Financial Planner
  • Iain MacRitchie – Director Front Office
  • Flory Stroe – Process, Analytics and Finance Support
  • Andrew Sciberras – Investment & Operations Administrator
  • Praniel Ladwa – Chief Operations Officer – Back office
  • Gethin Webb – Senior Financial Planner
  • Anders Serup – Associate
  • Pieter Mentz – Associate
  • Joseph Sleep – Associate
  • Adriana Nica – Head of Administration
  • Rodric Davies – Senior Financial Planner
  • Daniel Power - Financial Planner – Client Servicing Specialist
  • Anupam Agarwal – Financial Planner and Investment Manager
  • David Rogers – Financial Planner
  • Maksym Skotarenko - Investment analyst and operations
  • Simeon Walters – Investment and Operations Junior Administrator
  • Janica Farrugia
  • Lina Orlovaite - Administrator
  • Nick Tipper -
  • Chenoa Siciliano
  • Robert Midgley – Director & Owner, Chartered Financial Planner

    Robert Midgley – Director & Owner, Chartered Financial Planner

    MWC Group owner Robert Midgley has over ten years experience working in Switzerland with the International community and has clients at major trading houses and fortune 500 corporate senior executives. Robert specializes in asset management and complex financial planning particularly, tax stucturing and retirement planning.

    A multitude of designations including advanced diplomas in pensions and tax awarded by the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) in London.

    In his little spare time he enjoys playing tennis, travelling and skiing.

  • Iain MacRitchie – Director Front Office

    Iain MacRitchie – Director Front Office

    Following a Mechanical Engineering Degree and Masters in Business Iain joined a renowned Foreign Exchange company in Windsor, UK for the first 6 years of his career. This employment term included exposure and success in both the sales and marketing side of the business as well as the trading arm of the firm. Following this Iain moved to Geneva, Switzerland in early 2007 and has spent the past 10 years gaining extensive knowledge and experience within the world of Wealth Management - leading a sales force as well as working directly with a large client base. Areas of expertise include asset management and intricate financial planning.

  • Flory Stroe – Process, Analytics and Finance Support

    Flory Stroe – Process, Analytics and Finance Support

    Flory previously was responsible for administration teams for EMEA for Thomson Reuters based in Geneva and Zurich. She is currently responsible for company-wide reporting, data analysis, systems and processes. Flory has her Versicherungsvermittler VBV qualification as insurance intermediary.

    Flory enjoys boot camps, reading historical fiction and ice skating. She speaks fluent English, French, Spanish, Italian and is native Romanian.

  • Andrew Sciberras – Investment & Operations Administrator

    Andrew Sciberras – Investment & Operations Administrator

    Andrew holds an Honours Degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Malta. He has also recently achieved an Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Business from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

    Before joining MWC Group, Andrew worked at HSBC for four years, with his last role being that of a Senior Accounting and Financial Officer within HSBC Life Assurance.

    Andrew enjoys reading history books, particularly about Maltese history and is very interested in football and car racing.

  • Praniel Ladwa – Chief Operations Officer – Back office

    Praniel Ladwa – Chief Operations Officer – Back office

    Praniel holds a B.Sc. in Economics and M.Sc. in Economics and Finance from Warwick Business School. In Switzerland he holds an associate degree from the ZHAW School of Law and Management in association with Insurance Institute of Switzerland in insurance broking.

    Previously Praniel worked as a derivatives trader specialising in government bonds. Later, he was responsible for recruiting, training and managing traders in Montreal, Chicago, Milan and London.

    Between 2013-15 he took several qualifications with the Chartered Insurance Institute, including advanced pensions and investment modules. These include: R01, R02, R04, R05, R06, J05, J10, AF3, AF4, AF5. In 2020 he plans on undertaking the remaining tax module to be certified as a Chartered Financial Planner (CFP). In September 2019 he passed the Uniform Investment Advisor Law Examination, known as ‘Series 65’, this qualifies him to function as an investment adviser representative in the USA. Through an MWC partnership with a US SEC registered firm, Praniel will provide investment advice and investment management services for US individuals both in and outside the US.

  • Gethin Webb – Senior Financial Planner

    Gethin Webb – Senior Financial Planner

    Gethin is a successful consultant who through dedication and a passion for getting results has achieved a strong and loyal client base. He applies a holistic approach towards financial planning making sure that protection and succession planning are part of the clients objectives. Prior to working as a Senior Adviser Gethin played key roles in the successful regional management of health clubs across the globe.

    Financials and HR played a large role in the job description which has helped form a solid foundation in his profession. Gethin possesses a degree in Science and Psychology.

  • Anders Serup – Associate

    Anders Serup – Associate

    Anders became an integral part of the team in 2013 from a six-year background in financial services working in Latin America and Denmark. Anders holds a Masters in International Political Economy from the University of Manchester.

    Anders is currently working towards his financial planning accreditations to support his para-planning and client servicing ambitions.

    He was a ruthless semi-professional footballer in his early days and now enjoys long distance cycling. He is well travelled and speaks fluent English, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Swedish and is native Danish. Charity work involving the fight against cancer and endangered animals are especially close to his heart.

  • Pieter Mentz – Associate

    Pieter Mentz – Associate

    Pieter started his career in 2007 as a Financial Coordinator in Geneva, Switzerland. He then joined Liberty Wealth Sarl in 2010 where he gained valuable experience in the financial industry both in Switzerland and internationally. Pieter holds an Honours degree in Economics and International trade and is currently studying towards a Certified Financial Planner (CFA) certification.

  • Joseph Sleep – Associate

    Joseph Sleep – Associate

    Joseph joined the team of associates at MWC in August 2018. Originally from the UK where he worked in the automotive industry before moving to Switzerland in March 2017 to work in financial services. From previous experience he has a very good understanding of the industry with exposure to the marketing and administration support with senior advisors. He is committed to providing excellent service to his clients and prides himself on having a very personable attitude. In his own time Joseph enjoys travelling, attending music festivals and concerts and he is also a very keen car enthusiast, whenever possible he will attend motorsport and high end classic car shows.

    Joseph is currently working towards his UK based financial planning exams with the aim of becoming a fully qualified financial advisor.

  • Adriana Nica – Head of Administration

    Adriana Nica – Head of Administration

    Adriana joined MWC Group in 2016 and now she is running the administration team, managing the on-boarding processes and covering a wide range of activities supporting our clients and consultants.

    Adriana qualified with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration followed by a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania. She also holds the CF1 – certificate in financial services, regulation and ethics from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), UK.

    In her free time, Adriana enjoys fitness, healthy cooking and she is a passionate traveler.

  • Rodric Davies – Senior Financial Planner

    Rodric Davies – Senior Financial Planner

    Rodric has worked in the Financial Services Industry since graduating University in 2006 with a Degree in Economics and Geography. He started his career as a Mortgage Advisor for one of the UK’s largest Brokerage firms and progressed to a Financial Planning Manager at HSBC UK by 2010.

    Rodric moved to Switzerland in 2013 to continue his career progression, working for a leading Hedge Fund, MAN Investments AG, for over two years before returning to Financial Planning and Wealth Management.

    Throughout his twelve years’ experience Rodric has developed his holistic approach to financial planning and helping clients achieve their goals, both locally and internationally.

  • Daniel Power - Financial Planner – Client Servicing Specialist

    Daniel Power - Financial Planner – Client Servicing Specialist

    Dan has amassed over 15 years of financial services experience, since starting in the industry as a mortgage adviser at Banco Santander in 2002, at this time also achieving his qualifications in mortgage advice and financial advice. After this he spent 6 years at Teachers Assurance as a pension and investment adviser dealing specifically with professionals in the education sector, becoming the company subject matter expert on the UK teachers occupational pension scheme and advising on regular savings and investments, whilst also assuming day to day control of the mortgage department. Dan has also spent significant time in the UK in business development for LV=, the UK’s largest friendly society, training financial advisers on both personal and business protection and speaking regularly on the same subjects at national conferences.

    Whilst living in Malta, he has worked in roles specialising in compliance for investment funds and fund managers and European taxation solutions for contractors.

    His experience is coupled with having achieved further financial services qualifications including the DipFA diploma for financial advisers and the CeFA certificate in supervision within a regulated environment, with the London Institute of Banking and Finance.

    Outside of the workplace Dan is a keen football supporter and enjoys taking part in outdoor activities including mountain biking, road cycling and scuba diving as well as enjoying cooking regularly for friends and family.

  • Anupam Agarwal – Financial Planner and Investment Manager

    Anupam Agarwal – Financial Planner and Investment Manager

    Anu has over 30 years of experience in investment banking. His formative years were spent with various Banks in the ‘City’ in London. During the 1990’s and working for Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS), his passion and specialisation in derivatives took him to Frankfurt and Zurich. In the 2000’s, he returned to London to learn Treasury Management at UBS which then took him to Hong Kong as the Treasurer for the Asia-Pacific Region. In 2007, he returned to Zurich as the Global manager for intra-group credit concentration risk, still for UBS.

    Now in the latter years of his career, his passion for planning for his retirement brings him to MWC Group where he can apply his experience and analytical skills in helping others to do the same.

    When he takes his nose out of the financial markets, Anu enjoys playing chess, reading science fiction, being awed by Cosmology and occasionally careering down snow-covered mountains.

  • David Rogers – Financial Planner

    David Rogers – Financial Planner

    David brings a wealth of experience to his role with MWC. After graduating university with a Bachelors degree in Economics & History, he qualified as a financial advisor in 1998, starting his career with a major European bank.

    Having specialized in mortgage and insurance advice for several years in London, David moved to Zürich in 2010 to join a global financial advisory company providing private clients with investment and tax planning services. He took a short break from the industry working within a Swiss financial headhunting boutique before returning to his true passion of financial planning.

    A health and fitness enthusiast, David makes full use of Switzerland’s landscapes as a keen trail runner and mountain biker.

  • Maksym Skotarenko - Investment analyst and operations

    Maksym Skotarenko - Investment analyst and operations

    Maksym joined MWC Group as an intern during his final year of studies at University of Malta. After graduating with a First-Class Honours Degree in Banking and Finance, he joined MWC Asset Management team, where his role involves assisting in portfolio management decisions and day-to-day operations of the firm. He also holds the Advanced Certificate in Fund Administration awarded by CLT International.

    Maksym is currently studying towards the “Series 65” Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination to become a qualified investment adviser representative in the USA. His next aim is to obtain the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and qualify as a globally recognized professional in Investment Management.

    In his spare time Maksym enjoys digital photography, snowboarding, modern art and travelling.

  • Simeon Walters – Investment and Operations Junior Administrator

    Simeon Walters – Investment and Operations Junior Administrator

    Simeon is a student from Cardiff, in the United Kingdom. He is beginning his journey into the financial world within our administration office, where he will be spending a year. Simeon’s main roles in the office involve providing aide to Investment & Operations team, where he assists with the trading process, whilst also helping out the admin side, helping with putting together proposals and financial planning reports.

    In his spare time at University, Simeon loves being a member of the squash society; attending concerts is another favourite way to spend an evening and he is also an avid football fan.

  • Janica Farrugia

    Janica Farrugia

    Janica joined the administration team in March 2018 after experience in a variety of roles, including administration, hospitality, tourism and I gaming. She is a fast learner and throughout these roles has learnt quite a few things such as how to work under pressure, quickly and efficiently, be a team player and enjoys being part of such a vast dynamic team.

    In her free time, she enjoys swimming, theatre, spending time with her young daughter and as a former gymnast has a passion for sports.

  • Lina Orlovaite - Administrator

    Lina Orlovaite - Administrator

    Lina joined the administration team in June 2019. Her role is to support Financial planners, to answer any occurring queries of the clients and assure effective and efficient day-to-day operations of the administration office.

    Lina is a fast learner, loves the challenge of her new position and in her free time she enjoys wandering the world, snorkelling, camping and live music.

  • Nick Tipper -

    Nick Tipper -

    Nick started his career with Lloyds Banking Group in the UK and then Europe trading currencies and commodities in the mid 90’s and has spent the past 20 years working with private clients in Latin America. He brings over 25 years of wealth experience to his role at MWC Group.

    Nick has personally helped in excess of 1,000 English speaking local and international professionals in the private sector to create a plan for achieving and maintaining long-term financial security and stability. Nick prides himself on delivering a level of client care and service that is accessible and responsive. A level of care that Nick believes is second to none. In his spare time Nick enjoys spending time with his family as well as competing in different sports, in particular running, football and swimming.

  • Chenoa Siciliano

    Chenoa Siciliano

    Chenoa joined the MWC team in January 2020 after almost 5 years working at a different Financial Services firm. Prior to her career in finance; she worked in a retail environment that developed her customer service skills. Chenoa is working on becoming qualified under the CII (UK Chartered Insurance Institute) so she can advise clients herself.

    As Chenoa is very much into her fitness – she takes a keen interest in health, wellness, yoga and rock climbing. In addition, she enjoys cooking and is always looking for someone to exchange Jamie Oliver recipes with.

  • Our Clients

    It’s no accident that many of our clients are so highly valued by some of the world’s most successful corporations, are budding sports stars or successful entrepreneurs.They are talented, astute individuals who know where they’re going and what it’s going to take to get there.

    Such is their commitment however, that they have little time left (or inclination) to manage effectively the financial rewards a successful career can bring.

  • Our Role

    Manentia Wealth Consulting Group AG (MWC) was founded in Switzerland in 2010. Being a totally independent firm of financial advisers, MWC Group is not tied to any financial institution or product provider. As such, our teams, which comprise Swiss and British nationals, are free to consider products from the entire Swiss and International markets.

    The people at MWC Group understand the needs of high net worth and high earning individuals. Although many of our clients are relatively wealthy, every one of them is different, so off-the-shelf solutions are not an option. Some of our clients utilise all our services, whereas others require no more than one.

  • What we do

    As you create wealth, our role — as professional financial advisers — is to help you manage it through intelligent, all-encompassing financial planning. Not only will we aim to increase the capital and other assets you already have at your disposal, we will also help you protect the capital and assets you have now. Our advice encompasses tax planning opportunities, pension arrangements, alternative investments and property as well as the more typical 3rd pillar and collective investment portfolios.

  • How it works

    We want our relationship with you to be as transparent, uncomplicated and as efficient as possible, so it’s important that you fully understand our consultative process, and how we do things.

    Through a sequence of consultative meetings we start by understanding your hopes and dreams compared with your current financial situation. Our role is to discover current and potential future inefficiencies within your planning before we discuss ways of improving them.

    Through a vigorous analysis we create a financial blueprint that drives us towards creating a tailored roadmap illustrated in a personal financial planning report.

    From this we can then suggest bespoke solutions provided by our partners who are the world’s most renowned banks, insurance & asset management companies.