APFI welcomes back co-founder Roland Meerdter to Advisory Board

Roland Meerdter, previously co-founding director of the Association of Professional Fund Investors (APFI) has agreed to rejoin the Association in an Advisory Board role.

He had left his roles at the Association after five years to focus on developing Door – the platform that provides a standardised DDQ solution for fund selectors and product manufacturers. Meerdter is a co-founder and director of Door – which developed out of a concept that evolved at the APFI as part of seeking ways to automate or simplify elements of the selection process, to enable fund selectors to focus on the greater value add elements of their daily functions.

The APFI has been set up to advance the interests of buy side professionals, including addressing topics and trends that affect the asset management industry, and to provide a forum for fund selector members on issues of best practice in areas such as research, analysis, due diligence and selection.

Meerdter will, going forward, serve on the Association’s Advisory Board.

“I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to be involved with the APFI as an adviser.  Great strides have been made by the Association in the development and promotion of best practice for fund research and due diligence.  I and my colleagues at Door look forward to supporting APFI’s leadership in their efforts”, he  said.

Jon “JB” Beckett, APFI co-Founder and director, added: “We are quite privileged to have Roland on the Advisory Board. As director emeritus, and co-founder of the APFI, Roland is well known globally in fund management and fund research circles. His past roles in investment multi-management, consultancy, and as co-founder of Door places him as a well-rounded adviser for the progression of the profession. His coming on board also further strengthens the relationship between APFI and Door.”

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Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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