Architas hires four to boost distribution

Business-Handshake-General-Hire-Appointment-700x450.jpgArchitas has hired four new staff to boost its distribution team.

The multi-manager arm of Axa has hired the four to joins its 14-strong distribution team.

Rebecca Conafray has joined from Close Brothers, while Adrian Russell comes from Invesco Perpetual. Fillitsa Worsnip joins from Intelliflo and Bobby Griffiths comes from Intu Properties.

All four will report to head of distribution Ainara Perez, who sits under James Bampton, head of UK intermediary distribution at Architas.

Cedric Bucher, head of Architas UK funds, says: “We anticipate ongoing growth in the demand for the services we provide given the economic, demographic and regulatory environment.

“The expansion of our offering in 2015 beyond our core risk profiled range saw the launch of two new funds to add additional income and alternative investment options for advisers. We will continue to develop our offer to advisers during the next 12 months.”