Meet the team

Female advisers are still a minority in Financial Services and so an all female firm is a rare thing indeed!

The most important thing we do is to get to know you and understand what you want to achieve. We invest for the long term, not just with our clients' funds but in building our relationships with clients and their families.

Vanessa Barnes

Founder & Chartered Financial Planner*

After working for three years in scientific research, Vanessa joined a national firm of financial advisers in 1986. Over the next 10 years she became a recognised pension specialist and received an Independent Financial Adviser Of The Year Award. Having established Hannay Investments in 1996, Vanessa is proud to be leading a three woman adviser firm which is probably unique in Financial Services.

Vanessa enjoys travelling with her family, particularly to their cottage in Normandy. She is currently supporting a number of projects linked to the celebration of 100 years since women were given the vote in 1918.

In September 2018, Vanessa was appointed as a Director to the board of the Personal Finance Society.

Kelly Warden

Senior Financial Planner

Kelly was a founder member of national IFA Chase de Vere and brought a wealth of experience to Hannay Investments when she joined in 2001. As regulatory requirements have increased, Kelly's role at Hannay has expanded to include fund research and analysis. She is also qualified to write Powers Of Attorney and Wills and is developing our policies with regard to later life issues.

Until recently, Kelly combined her career in Financial Services with being a semi-professional jazz singer (look her up on iTunes) and weekends were spent with her band entertaining in clubs and bars in and around London.

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Anne Ratnam

Chartered Financial Planner*

Anne has been an IFA for over 9 years and prior to this spent over 23 years with a major Life & Pension provider. She is a Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow of The Personal Finance Society. Anne is a pensions specialist and is qualified to provide advice on transfers from Defined Benefit schemes.

Anne loves to travel, particularly to spend time with family in Australia. At home in the UK she belongs to a rambling group and is currently learning to play the piano.

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Stephanie Barker

Senior Financial Administrator

Stevie has previously worked as a Financial and Mortgage adviser, Credit Controller, Advertising Director and Hotel Manager. With her breadth of experience, she brings efficiency and attention to detail in all our support systems.

Stevie has also performed as a professional singer, including early work as a Red Coat at Butlins! She remains passionate about music but also loves to travel off the beaten track to places such as Uzbekistan, Nepal and Cambodia.

*The importance of being Chartered

As the premier professional body for the financial services profession, The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) promotes higher standards of integrity, technical competence and business capability.  

Success in CII qualifications is universally recognised as evidence of knowledge and understanding.  Membership of the CII signals a commitment to develop broad professional capability and subscribe to the standards associated with professional status.