Ascentric hires senior executive for institutional business

Ascentric, a wrap platform owned by British investment company Royal London, has appointed Simon Gully as head of its institutional business.

This is a newly created role as the platform looks to expand its institutional expertise and capabilities, it said.

Gully, who has a strong 20-year track record of success, will be responsible for leading’ Ascentric’s institutional push, and further deepening the platform’s relationships with key existing and future clients.

He joins Ascentric from Scottish Widows, where he was responsible for driving the firm’s sales efforts, and has also spent over 15 years at AXA Wealth and AXA Sunlife in a variety of senior sales and management roles. He will be based at Ascentric’s headquarters in Bath.

“As a platform specialist, with a proven track record of delivering bespoke solutions to a broad range of clients, Simon will be responsible for not only enhancing our existing client relationships but also ensuring we continue to be forward thinking and innovative in the products and solutions we offer to the market. He is a strong addition to our senior management team,” said Jon Taylor, managing director of Ascentric.

Alicia Villegas
Alicia Villegas speaks Spanish and Italian and is Iberia Correspondent for InvestmentEurope. She was shortlisted for the Rising Star Award at the British Media Awards 2017 and Writer of the Year at the PPA Independent Publisher Awards 2016. Previously, she worked for almost three years at the seafood business website Undercurrent News as a market reporter. In Spain, she also worked for more than five years for several media outlets.

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