Headquartered in London, Hobart Capital Markets LLP (“Hobart”), is a member firm of the London Stock Exchange, and is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority.

The Founding Partners of Hobart Capital Markets are:

Barry Townsley C.B.E.

Email: barry.townsley@hobartcapital.com
PA’s Direct Line: +44 (0) 20 7070 5696

Barry is the Chairman and founder partner. Barry was a joint founder of Hobart Capital Markets Limited in 2005 the business of which was transferred into Hobart Capital Markets LLP in April 2013. Barry takes an active part in running the business and developing business strategies.  Barry is Director of Caprice Holdings Limited, Founder Member and Principal Sponsor of Stockley Academy Hillingdon;  Vice Chairman of the Serpentine Gallery, London; Patron of Trinity Hospice London; President of Weizmann Institute UK and Member of the Executive Board in Israel and a Trustee of Alzheimer Research UK.

Colin Thomas

Email: colin.thomas@hobartcapital.com
Direct Line: +44 (0) 20 7070 5666

Colin was a joint founder of Hobart Capital Markets Limited in 2005 the business which was subsequently transferred into Hobart Capital Markets LLP in April 2013. Colin takes an active part in running the business and developing business strategies. Colin began his career as NatWest before joining Hichens, Harrison & Co in 1987 initially in the corporate finance department, subsequently becoming Head of Operations. In 1990 when Hichens became a Plc, Colin was appointed as one of the three Directors.

Lee Richardson

Email: lee.richardson@hobartcapital.com
PA’s Direct Line: +44 (0) 20 7070 5691

Lee joined Hobart in 2008 as Joint Head of Trading and joined the Board in September 2008. He has helped build Hobarts’s own global trading team and continues to focus on the strategic development of the business. Lee has considerable experience in Pan European Equities.

Lee began his career in the City with Westons Securities, a niche stockbroker specialising in the Lloyds of London insurance market. The firm was eventually purchased in 1998 by EDF Man, subsequently Man Group Plc, where Lee became Head of Trading for their Pan European equity division.