AJ Bell appoints Simon Molica as fund manager

AJ Bell has further strengthened its investment team with the appointment of Simon Molica as fund manager with immediate effect.
11 October 2017

Simon joins the investment team responsible for developing and managing AJ Bell’s investment solutions.  These currently include a Managed Portfolio Service and the AJ Bell Passive fund range, both of which have been well received by advisers looking for low-cost and well managed investment solutions that meet their client’s needs.

Simon was previously a portfolio manager at Morningstar where he was responsible for managing a variety of investment solutions.

This is the third new hire AJ Bell has made to its investment team following last week’s appointment of Kevin Doran as chief investment officer and managing director of AJ Bell Investments and Matthew Brennan as fund manager.

Simon will report to AJ Bell’s head of fund selection, Ryan Hughes, who comments:

“Simon’s experience in fund research and portfolio management makes him a perfect addition to the investment team at a time when we’re experiencing ever increasing demand for our investment solutions. Investors and advisers are increasingly looking to managed solutions to save both time and money and with Simon’s strong background in fund research we will continue to develop the propositions in line with client needs, ultimately making it easier for them to invest.”

Simon Molica comments:

I’m delighted to join AJ Bell’s investment team at such an exciting point in its development.  I’m looking forward to working with the team to grow both the investment solutions we offer and our presence in the fund management market.”

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