Agilis hires head of business development and distribution

The independent multi-asset fund manager Agilis Investment Management has appointed Chris Welsh as partner, responsible for strategic business development and distribution.

Welsh joins Agilis from the Mako Group – a derivatives trading firm -, where he was CEO for 10 years before becoming non-executive chairman. At Mako, he was responsible for developing the firm’s core trading business, growing an asset management group and leading several corporate transactions.

With more than 25 years’ experience, Welsh previously worked at Credit Suisse. He began his career at Morgan Stanley.

Clark Fenton, managing partner & CIO at Agilis said: “Following a successful first year we are now focused on growing our investor base. Chris’s appointment is an important step towards this goal.“

Chris Welsh added: “As we move through this late-stage bull market, investors are looking for strategies which can preserve capital while capturing the remaining upside. It’s an exciting time to join Agilis, as our defensive multi-asset approach helps clients to navigate this environment.”

Eugenia Jimenez
Eugenia Jiménez speaks Spanish and is Iberia Correspondent for Investment Europe covering Spain & Portugal, as well as assisting with coverage of Italy. She holds a UK NCTJ- accredited Multimedia News Reporting course and studied Journalism at the University of Sevilla. She has worked for local media organisations in Sevilla and Málaga, mainly in broadcasting as a news reporter, among other roles. She has also worked for a local newspaper in Sevilla, reporting on current affairs, local government and culture.

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