F&C Investments appoints head of Consumer

F&C Investments today announces the appointment of Robert Thorpe as Head of Consumer.

He will join in December. Thorpe will have responsibility for sales and distribution of F&C’s retail funds and investment trust ranges in the intermediated market reporting to Mandy Mannix, Head of Client Management.

He has 25 years of financial services experience, spent primarily in investment sales and marketing. He joins F&C following a brief spell as head of Retail at Sarasin & Partners. Prior to this he spent nine years at Cazenove Capital, as Head of UK Retail.

Mandy Mannix, at F&C, says: “We are absolutely delighted to have attracted Rob into our business. F&C has a substantial foundation in our consumer proposition with the retail and investment trust business and we are looking forward to bringing our distribution capabilities together under Rob.”

Thorpe commented: “F&C has re-organised and is now in a very strong position to substantially grow its business in what is a very dynamic environment post RDR. F&C is in the enviable position of having a broad proposition, which includes a recognised leading multi-manager team, a strong position in the investment trust market, and a number of compelling single strategy funds. I am excited to be joining them at this time.”

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