Smith & Williamson strengthens funds business
Smith & Williamson announced the appointment of Angus Abraham as business manager within its expanding funds business. Abraham joins Smith & Williamson from City Financial, where he was Head of Operations overseeing its UCITS division.
Based in London and reporting directly to Ed Rosengarten, head of Funds at Smith & Williamson, Abraham will support its investment and sales teams as they seek to develop and grow the business’s range of demand-led funds. As part of his role Abraham will aid the executive management team with the execution of its strategic development plan and oversee relationships with external parties including platforms.
Abraham joins the business following the recent announcement of two new Smith & Williamson funds. The Smith & Williamson Artificial Intelligence fund, run by former Pictet managers Chris Ford and Tim Day, offers investors pure exposure to a concentrated portfolio of companies that derive most, or all, of their revenues and growth from AI. The Smith & Williamson Global Inflation-Linked Bond Fund, headed by Thomas Wells, aims to provide a transparent, cost-effective investment solution for investors concerned about inflation but worried by the significant duration risk embedded in UK government index-linked bonds.
Ed Rosengarten said: “Smith & Williamson is committed to growing the funds business and his experience and skillset will prove invaluable as we expand and develop our proposition while continuing to deliver highly accessible service to our clients.”
Angus Abraham said: “Smith & Williamson is an ambitious business with an expanding range of high quality solutions which seek to meet the needs of investors and intermediaries. This is an exciting time to be joining Smith & Williamson and I look forward to working with Ed and the team as we look to build on the significant progress made to date.”