Edale operates a flat structure to support the business and ensure the core focus is on the client goal.


Lawrie Chandler


Lawrie is a qualified financial adviser and also a practitioner in the business advice unit. Lawrie founded Edale and has been with the business since 2014.


Lawrie manages the investment unit and development of Edale. Lawrie has spent nearly two decades working on investment management in the UK and overseas. He has been involved with many transformation projects and building growth products for groups across the UK, South Africa and the Middle East. A strong technician on investments and with a flair for creative solutions he has helped many clients' achieve their objectives quickly and smoothly.

Business advisory

Lawrie Chandler owns and leads Edale. He has worked in blue chip organisations and built his own business from a Companies House registration to now a directly regulated financial firm. Seeing peers wondering how to develop their businesses he set up an SME advisory service and within a year Edale supported six ERDF funded programmes sitting alongside a financial adviser business and now a creative design team too. Lawrie’s roles for various firms since graduation in 1999 have involved sales, distribution, product design and manufacturing. Lawrie holds a 2:1 Business Law Degree from the London Guildhall University and Copenhagen Business School.

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Adrian Durrant


Adrian provides investment support to the investment unit and also a business adviser. Adrian has been with Edale since 2014.


Adrian has spent over three decades in strategic, financial and engineering roles. He was a founding member of eHedge, a German based institutional hedge fund research and due diligence business. His fund research and due diligence for a FTSE life company identified fraudulent flags in a large hedge fund operation well before its demise. He has a strong knowledge on international finance from work in the UK, Netherlands, Germany and South Africa.

Business advisory

Adrian Durrant is a qualified engineer with a decade in financial services and a decade in management consulting. After graduation he had ten years in Engineering. His work has involved coaching /training executives, teams and staff. He has been involved in governance and improvement assignments to improve operations, risk assessment and strategic evaluation. He has run business improvement programmes in Europe and America with KPMG Management Consulting. This large consultancy experience within Edale’s agile business brings unmatched innovation experience and change improvement capabilities.

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Topic specific Advisory Panels in the company bring together industry experts and practitioners to examine resources and make more informed business decisions. The independent Investment Advisory Panel (IAP) meets once a month to debate the issues that inform our investment outlook. The regular members are experienced professionals and complemented by other specialists, depending on the important issues of the day.

Jason Kabel

Jason has more than 15 years of asset management experience focusing on Money Market and Fixed Income products. He was Head of Fixed Income at Bank of London and the Middle East plc from October 2008. Prior to BLME he was a Fund Manager of Money Markets at Foreign & Colonial, within the Credit team.

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