The core of any successful company is its people and Finesco is fortunate to have some of the most able and professional consultants in the financial services industry.


Marion M Samson - Financial Consultant

Marion recently celebrated her 30th year in Financial Services. She provides advice and guidance to individuals, companies and other professional advisors on all aspects of financial planning. Marion is a trained telephone counsellor and is qualified and authorised to provide advice in the specialist area of Long Term Care planning. On a voluntary basis Marion is on the Board of Trustees for Human Development Scotland, a Scottish charity.

Raoul Ruiz - Financial Consultant

Having served with Finesco for over 3 years and being conversant in three other European languages, Raoul is the only consultant to be based permanently outside of the UK. He looks after our European expatriate clients, with the larger demographic residing in Portugal. Raoul provides advice on offshore investments, pensions and the transition of wealth from previous jurisdictions on behalf of the expatriate, linking up with other expert professionals in the fields of foreign tax matters and cross-border estate planning that comprises a professional platform for holistic financial advice.

James Dowds - Managing Director

Jim qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant back in the ‘70’s and founded Finesco in 1984. As well as leading the Finesco team he provides expert advice and guidance on all things financial to a loyal client base and to a range of other professionals both here and internationally.

David Low - Fund Manager

David has been with Finesco since 1991. He has over 25 years of experience of managing client investment funds. His principal area of experience is in international equity markets with strong focus on the UK stock market, investment trusts and Exchange Traded Funds.

John Douglas - Senior Financial Consultant

John is Senior Consultant with Finesco and has been in the financial services industry for over 30 years and a consultant with Finesco since 1987. He has amassed considerable experience in dealing with professional intermediaries and is highly regarded by Scottish Accountants and Solicitors as a specialist financial adviser fully conversant with taxation, legislation and the financial services marketplace. John has been a speaker at conference’s and courses for over 25 years and regularly comments on both BBC and Commercial Radio and Television programmes as a financial expert on topical matters of a financial nature. John was recently asked to present an accredited CPD course for The Law Society of Scotland on the subject of Estate Planning and Will Reviews.
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