Founder Member and Senior Partner Practice of St. James's Place Wealth Management

O'Dell & Co

Chris O'Dell


For more than twenty five years, Chris O’Dell has offered individuals and businesses expert advice on wealth management. In 1997 Chris was appointed a Senior Partner by the Board of Directors and was one of the youngest Partners able to claim this service experience within the entire Partnership of circa 3,000 people.


The Practice was founded in 1981 and has been built through client referrals and its reputation for providing exceptional financial advice. In 1991 we became a founder member of The J. Rothschild Partnership, which has since become St. James's Place Wealth Management. Chris has built the business within St. James's Place Wealth Management as a result of extremely high business ethics and is highly regarded by other Partners and the Board of St. James's Place. Over the years, Chris has been asked to speak at most Partner meetings around the UK and in 2000 was the Guest Speaker at an Overseas Conference in Mauritius.

Chris has continued to expand his business in the UK but also overseas. He is approved and qualified to provide advice to the expatriate community in Spain, and for some years has specifically been visiting the Balearic Islands every six weeks or so.

Chris believes passionately in long term, consistent advice and in building strong relationships with all his clients through a transparent and thorough approach.

We have found that whilst our clients share similar concerns, they all need individual solutions to their problems. Many have received financial advice in the past, however the overwhelming feeling is that it is fragmented, complicated or perhaps no longer relevant. To meet your objectives, financial planning has to look at the complete picture.

  1. Expert advisers
  2. A broad perspective of your situation
  3. A lasting relationship
  4. Guaranteed advice

These are four distinctive benefits of the St. James's Place approach to Wealth Management.

Where our clients require other professional disciplines such as accountancy, tax specialism and legal solutions we have successfully brought together a professional team to assist them personally or in a business capacity. Chris is also experienced in working alongside clients' existing consultant(s) to facilitate the development of their financial situation.


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We have many years of experience in wealth management and we are dedicated to your financial well-being.

My team are dedicated to your financial well-being.

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Kathy MacDonald

Office Manager and PA to Chris O’Dell
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Glynn Webb

Chartered Financial Planner, APFS
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Sophie Wells

Senior Support Manager, MSc

Advice & Services

We offer an excellent wealth management service which will help you achieve your goals

Investment planning
Whatever your financial goals, create an investment strategy that helps meet your needs.
Protecting you and your finances
Insurance and protection products to help safeguard all that you hold dear.
Retirement planning
Careful pension planning is vital for a long and comfortable retirement. Learn more about your options.
Banking and mortgages
Make your finances work harder with mortgages and access to specialist banking services.
Corporate services
Helping entrepreneurs and corporate directors manage their personal, business and employees’ financial security.
Other specialist services
A network of professional specialists is on hand to provide all the help and support you’ll need.
Here to support you and help to provide peace of mind in this uncertain time.
Our investment management approach
A number of carefully selected external managers of outstanding ability manage our client funds.

News & Insights

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Why Choose St. James's place?

We're not about selling products. We pride ourselves on building trusted, long-term relationships with clients - only by doing so can we truly understand our clients' immediate needs and future aspirations, and offer the quality, bespoke advice that they deserve.


St. James's Place Guarantee

St. James's Place guarantees the suitability of the advice given by members of the St. James's Place Partnership when recommending any of the wealth management products and services available from companies in the group, more details of which are set out on the Group's website.

The Partner Practice is an Appointed Representative of and represents only St. James's Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the Group’s wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group’s website The ‘St. James's Place Partnership’ and the titles ‘Partner’ and ‘Partner Practice’ are marketing terms used to describe St. James's Place representatives.

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