Octopus Investments hires for wealth manager push

Business-Corporate-Board-Room-Meeting-Hire-Hiring-700x450.jpgOctopus Investments has hired a strategic partnerships manager to help its push into the wealth manager space, it’s second such hire in the past month.

Lotfi Ladjemi has joined the company from Draycott Capital, a start-up, VCT and EIS fundraising firm. He has also worked as sales director for Amundi Asset Management, and at Citi Private Bank and Macquarie Bank.

Steve Skelding, head of wealth management at Octopus, says: “We’re absolutely committed to becoming the partner of choice for wealth managers as we see increased demand from high-net-worths and family offices for tax efficient investments on the back of the latest pension reforms.”

Last month Tim Lambert was appointed as strategic partnerships manager, also working on the wealth management space.