Architas hires from SEI for managed portfolio launch


Architas has hired former Avni Thakar ahead of its launch of its managed portfolio service.

Thakrar joins from SEI Investments where she led the development of new multi-asset income, liquid alternatives and smart-beta fund ranges.

At Architas she will work with advisers to explain the firm’s products and services, with a particular focus on the managed portfolio service.

Head of Architas UK funds Cedric Bucher says: “We appreciate the level of due diligence now required of advisers when reviewing investment options for their clients. We are determined to make this process as simple and straightforward as possible for advisers.”

Thakrar says: “With the regulatory pressures on advisers it is essential to select the right investment solution for each client.”

Thakrar previously worked as an investment director at Ingenious Investments and assistant director at RBS.