Quilter’s Gwyther to chair discretionary index committee

Quilter chief investment officer Duncan Gwyther has taken over from recently retired Mike Lenhoff as chairman of the committee that overseas the Apcims discretionary fund benchmark indices.

Mike Lenhoff retired from his role as chief strategist at Brewin Dolphin at the end of 2012 and also stepped down from chairing the FTSE Apcims Private Investor Indices.

Mr Gwyther, who has been a member of the committee for over 15 years, takes over as chairman effective immediately, and will chair his first meeting on February 28.

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The committee is tasked with choosing which underlying indices should be used in the calculation of the Apcims indices, and what the weighting of each underlying index should be in the five different options; Growth, Income, Balanced, Conservative and Global Growth.