Wealth Wizards has promoted Ben Hampton to the position of chief executive. 

The company based in Leamington Spa said he will take over from founder Andrew Firth – set to become chairman – at the start of 2023.

Hampton joined Wealth Wizards as chief product officer in February this year from abrdn, where he led its digital retirement advice business, having started his career at Standard Life.

Wealth Wizards, 13th on our FinTech 50 ranking for 2022, was founded in 2009 to take on the challenge of automating financial advice for the digital age, making it affordable and accessible to everyone.

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Its growing B2B customer base includes wealth management, tier-1 banks, pension providers and large insurers. It also operates MyEva, a chatbot financial adviser, and operates in the increasingly competitive workplace market for financial wellbeing services. 

It employs more than 80 people.

“I’m delighted Ben has agreed to take on the role of chief executive. He has made a huge impact since he arrived at the beginning of 2022,” said Firth. 

“His market knowledge is exceptional, and his commitment to the future of digital advice and guidance is infectious. Ben has transformed our product strategy and has been pivotal in bringing new clients on board with our technology.” 

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Hampton said: “It is a privilege to be appointed chief executive and to be asked to lead such a driven and talented team at a pivotal time in the development of Wealth Wizards, and also for the financial services industry. 

“Customers need access to affordable financial advice now more than ever and I’m passionate about the difference advice and innovative forms of guidance can make. 

“I have seen first-hand the power of our technology in delivering real change for customers and I am excited at the potential we have to make an even bigger, positive impact.”