Ex-Skandia investment head Bentley launches consultancy

Graham Bentley: Has launched a consultancy firm

Former Old Mutual head of investment marketing Graham Bentley has launched a consultancy firm for asset managers, advisers and providers.

Graham Bentley Investment Intelligence launches this week and aims to help firms comply with outcomes from the regulator’s thematic review into asset management businesses and advise firms on developing relationships with global distribution businesses. It will assist advisers with their investment propositions and marketing strategy.

The Financial Conduct Authority is launching a thematic review into transparency in the asset management industry which is set to begin in the summer.

Managing director Bentley says: “The asset management industry’s relationship with platforms and others will have to change. We have seen clear demand for a business with our depth of technical knowledge, and experience in asset management, distribution and adviser relationships. Old school relationships will have to change.”

Bentley left Old Mutual in March having been with the business since 2001. Prior to Old Mutual he was M&G investment marketing manager.

The Lang Cat principal Mark Polson says: ”Graham is one of the most knowledgeable people I know in the investment space.”