Former Signature team launches new business

The team which ran Rowan Dartington’s Signature business has launched Alpha Portfolio Management.

The team announced its move to rival R C Brown Investment Services late last year and has now launched Alpha, a trading name for the company.

The team consists of Andrew Morris, one of the founders of Rowan Dartington, along with senior fund manager Joe Dyer together with Helen Parry and Claire Hudd.

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They will shortly be joined by colleagues, James Gardner, a portfolio manager and head of equity research Mark Sevier, also a co-founder of Rowan Dartington.

Alpha will offer a “low cost model based investment solution” as well as bespoke portfolios for investors with £100,000 or more to invest.

Andrew Morris, principal and head of business development, said its portfolios had been designed to map a leading market risk profiling system.

“We believe we have one of the most comprehensive and cost effective personalised investment offerings provided by a third party discretionary fund manager available at present, “Mr Morris said.