Smith & Williamson has appointed David Barfoot to the newly created role of head of fund sales, based in London.
Mr Barfoot joins from JP Morgan Asset Management, where he was executive director of sales since 2000, covering discretionary clients including wealth managers, DFMs, fund of funds, and private banks.
He will report to the head of the fund business, Ed Rosengarten, and will focus on growing the assets in the group’s funds.
This includes the short-dated corporate bond fund managed by Ian Kenny, the global inflation-linked bond fund headed by Thomas Wells, the enterprise fund led by Mark Boucher, and the artificial intelligence fund run by Chris Ford and Tim Day.
Smith & Williamson is a provider of investment management, financial advisory and accountancy services to private clients, professional practices, entrepreneurs and mid-to-large corporates. The group’s 1,700 people operate from a network of twelve UK offices in London, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cheltenham, Dublin (City and Sandyford), Glasgow, Guildford, Jersey, Salisbury and Southampton.