AJ Bell has appointed Jamie Ward as head of investment solutions as part of its growth plans for its investment business.
Ward joins from Crux Asset Management where he was fund manager on the Crux UK Core fund. Prior to that he was an equity analyst at Investec and Brown Shipley.
In his role at AJ Bell, he will be responsible for managing the firm’s investment solutions which includes its managed portfolios service and range of multi-asset funds.
He said: “This is an exciting opportunity to join a high growth business which is absolutely focused on its purpose of helping people to invest.
“The range of investment solutions on offer from AJ Bell is already market leading and I’m looking forward to working with the team to help develop them further and deliver high quality solutions to advisers and customers.”
AJ Bell said he will help with the growth of its investment business which now manages over £2bn of assets.
Kevin Doran, managing director of AJ Bell Investments, said: “Jamie and I have kept in touch since we worked together at Brown Shipley.
“He has a wealth of experience in running multi-asset portfolios and will play a key role in ensuring we continue to deliver a wide choice of investment solutions with low costs and clear communications.”
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