Last updated: 19:06 / Monday, 7 July 2014
From Morningstar OBSR

Allfunds UK Recruits Chetan Modi as Research Moves Centre Stage

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Allfunds UK Recruits Chetan Modi as Research Moves Centre Stage
  • A refocusing of the investment research capability in London, particularly in light of the changing UK market following RDR
  • Modi has been at Morningstar OBSR since 2006
  • Their recruitment brings the AFB Investment Research Team worldwide up to 14, with 5 researchers in London and a further 9 in Madrid

Allfunds Bank UK has recruited former Morningstar OBSR researcher Chetan Modi as a senior fund analyst. The move by AFB represents not only a further investment into Allfunds UK operations but also a refocusing of the investment research capability in London, particularly in light of the changing UK market following RDR.

Modi has been at Morningstar OBSR since 2006 where he has been developing his role as Fund Analyst covering US, UK and Global Emerging Markets Equity funds. He has also been active in promoting the business to advisor groups and advising consulting on client model portfolios. Modi now joins Mark Hinton, Anais Gfeller, and Will Jackson who were recruited over the past 24 months from Kleinwort Benson, Lombard Odier and Last Word Media respectively. He also joins Manuel Yutaro Rubio who transferred from Madrid office. Their recruitment brings the AFB Investment Research Team worldwide up to 14, with 5 researchers in London and a further 9 in Madrid.

A year ago, Allfunds recruited Stephen Mohan from Cofunds to lead and expand its UK operations. Since that time Mohan has built a senior sales and development team to promote AFB’s funds administration capability in the UK and the firm recently announced its first major new client in BWCI, the Guernsey based actuarial consultancy.

Now Mohan’s attention is turning to Allfunds global research capability which has traditionally been focused on Madrid, providing research, as part of its funds administration offering, to AFB clients worldwide. With increasing emphasis in the UK on funds research in the post RDR world Mohan is now looking to refocus AFB’s efforts on providing a superior research service to clients in the UK.

In parallel, the demand for AFB UK based fund research has also grown because Mohan has significantly increased the number of British fund management groups on the Allfunds platform, adding more funds to an already world beating funds list of over 40,000 funds worldwide.

Stephen Mohan said, “Funds research is playing an increasingly important role in our offer in the UK particularly given the increasing desire by wealth managers to seek out the best funds for their clients. I’m therefore delighted that we have been able to bring in Chetan to join our investment research team in London, to provide what we believe is market leading capability to our wealth management clients.”

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