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Finncap makes analyst appointment

finnCap Group, an adviser and broker to ambitious growth companies both public and private, has appointed Nigel Parson to support the increasing reach of its consumer research.   Parson brings over 20 years’ experience in the consumer research industry and has a rare combination of business and City experience, having also worked for 14 years for Grand Metropolitan plc, before it merged with Guinness plc to form Diageo in 1997.  

Parson began his analyst career at Charterhouse Tilney Securities where he was an analyst covering the brewing and alcoholic drinks sectors. He then moved to Westlb Panmure to lead the Consumer teams before becoming Director/Joint Head of Research at Evolution Securities and founded his own research firm, Dryburgh Research. 

Most recently, Parson held the Director position at Canaccord Genuity. In his role, he was instrumental in building a dedicated leisure franchise that in 2020 ranked second in the Starmine Top Stock-pickers list. 

Sam Smith, Chief Executive of finnCap Group plc, says: “I am very pleased to welcome Parson to the finnCap Group and look forward to working with him as we continue to build the Group’s consumer research capabilities. Nig Parson el brings with him a wealth of experience having worked for industry leaders in the equity research sector, and his broader business experience will be a significant asset for the company going forward.” 

Parson, Consumer Analyst at finnCap Group says: “I am delighted to join finnCap Group at such an exciting time for the company. The Group has performed exceptionally well in what has been a period of unprecedented economic upheaval and is well positioned to continue to grow, not least because of its research expertise. I am very much looking forward to working with the team and continuing to develop high quality coverage of the consumer sector.” 

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