Brett Williams, the former head of both the Skandia and Cofunds platforms, has joined the board of boutique fund house Insynergy Investment Management, as a non-executive director.
Williams, who is acquiring a shareholding in the business, will work closely alongside both non-executive chairman and entrepreneur James Caan and Insynergy founder and CEO, Spike Hughes. He will share responsibility for company strategy and direction.
He said: "Insynergy is committed to outsourced investment partnerships, searching globally to identify world-class investment opportunities and teams, not normally available to retail investors or their advisers, and to bring these talents to investors on an exclusive basis.
"Working with Odey, GAM, Reliance and Kleinwort Benson Investors, the firm has developed a range of funds that can sit at the very heart of an investor's portfolio, and at a time when many have questioned the traditional asset manager model, that makes theInsynergy proposition different, relevant and compelling.
"I have known Spike for many years, have a deep-seated belief in the Insynergy model and am excited by the opportunity in front of us."
Williams, who started his career in financial services almost 30 years ago, began his association with platforms as founder and CEO of wrap platform Selestia in 2001.
When Old Mutual acquired Skandia in 2006, the Selestia and Skandia platforms were merged and Williams became CEO of both the combined platform (now Skandia Investment Services) and Skandia Life. Williams left Skandia in June 2008 to join Cofunds as CEO but left the platform in July 2010.
Pain thresholds key
To communicate equity release's wider opportunities and benefits, writes Chris Flowers, providers and advisers need to think about how best to engage not only its usual target audience but also their families
What made financial headlines over the weekend?
Havensrock Thrive App
Don’t ‘leave it all on the pitch’