After 25 years in investment banking, Charles has joined Hindle & Baldock as a partner. Readers may be familiar with the property ‘buying agent’ concept in the UK. HB does just that, but in France. The firm is well established on the Côte d’Azur and in Provence; Charles has launched and is running an expansion of these services covering the top ski areas in the French Alps, as well as Verbier and Gstaad. It is about finding the right place in the right location at the right price, supporting and advising at every step of the transaction. H&B is unique in being the only independent buying agent in these regions.