F&C Investments revamps distribution team

F&C Investments has announced an expansion of its UK retail distribution team, to position the team for growth in the year ahead.

The re-organisation of the team’s structure and focus, led by Rob Thorpe, head of Consumer at F&C Investments, will seek to build on the team’s momentum in the sale of single strategy and multi-manager funds.

Effective from 1 April, the team will be divided into two dedicated functions, one focusing on nationals, networks, life companies and platforms, and the other taking a regional approach.

Mark Parry, as head of Distribution Partners will be leading F&C Investments’ distribution efforts covering nationals, networks, life companies and platforms. Stephen McCall, currently head of Telesales, will be joining the distribution team, in the newly created role of Distribution Sales Manager, reporting to Mark.

F&C Investments has also restructured the UK distribution team, dividing the team’s capability regionally, across the North, the Midlands and the South. Each market will be headed by a Regional Sales Director, supported by a sales manager and a dedicated telesales team member.

The Regional Sales Directors have been appointed as follows:
• Frank O’Donnell – North region
• Jason Anderson – South region
• Paul Moulton – Midlands region

Commenting on the new structure, Rob Thorpe, head of Consumer at F&C Investments said: “This re-organisation will enable the sales team to focus on our single strategy funds, such as the top-performing European equities fund range and the F&C UK Property Fund, as well as maintain the strong momentum on our market-leading multi-manager fund ranges. This should allow us to claim the market share the strength of these propositions deserve. With this new structure, we are confident we have the right team in place to best serve advisers and clients across the UK.”

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