Architas has hired Mayank Markanday as an investment manager and as deputy portfolio manager on the Multi-Asset Blended range.
Markanday will also co-manage a number of portfolios including the £200m Diversified Real Assets fund, the Diversified Global Income fund and the MM Monthly High Income fund, and will lead the fixed income arm of the alternatives sector, which includes asset-backed securities.
Mayank joins from Russell Investments where he was portfolio manager of the Russell Real Assets fund, deputy portfolio manager on the Russell Multi-Asset Growth fund and global equity manager research analyst.
Jaime Arguello, CIO, Architas, says: “Mayank has extensive experience in creating and running multi-asset and multi-manager portfolios. This fits perfectly with the Architas investment approach. While his fixed income and real assets knowledge means he is well suited to co-managing our range of specialist funds.