Beaufort appoints head of distribution from Sanlam

The Beaufort Group has appointed Oliver Couchman from Sanlam UK as head of distribution.

Couchman was head of partnerships at Sanlam and has previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers in its mergers and acquisitions department.

In his new role, he will focus on approaching firms to join Beaufort, and promoting the business’ discretionary fund management service.

Beaufort chairman Simon Goldthorpe says: “Ollie brings a wealth of experience and energy to the group.

“As The Beaufort Group enters its fourth year of trading, we aim to welcome new financial planning firms to the partnership, as well as increase the funds under management at our DFM, Beaufort Investment Management. This appointment is pivotal in the development of the group.”

Couchman says: “This is a great opportunity. My role is to find firms who want to reduce their hassle and risk, but retain their hugely important role in providing tailored wealth management advice, and to show these firms the value of joining the Beaufort Group.”