AJ Bell has hired Paul Pugh as head of strategic accounts within its investments team where he will focus on growing distribution for AJ Bell’s investment solutions, including its Managed Portfolio Service (MPS), multi-asset funds and retirement portfolio service.
Paul has over 20 years’ experience in financial services, most recently at Legal and General, where he was senior manager strategic alliances. Prior to that he was head of strategic partnerships at Premier Asset Management where he developed Premier’s funds and model portfolios.
In light of the continued growth in assets, the AJ Bell investments team has also promoted Mark Gillan to head of product and Tom McGoldrick to passive portfolio analyst.
Kevin Doran, chief investment officer at AJ Bell, says:
“Our focus from day one has been on offering advisers choice, competitive charges and clear communication. As head of strategic accounts, Paul will be responsible for taking our investment solutions into the wider market, with a particular focus on networks and large national practices. Building on our excellent three-year performance track-record and increasing interest from advisers from around the country, Paul’s appointment marks an exciting point for the business.”