Cofunds doubles team dedicated to RDR support
Cofunds, the UK’s leading independent platform, has doubled the size of its platform consultancy team.
The team will grow from eight to 15 people in January following five external appointments and several internal promotions. The extra resource means that the team now comprises regional platform consultants, office-based platform consultants and trainers.
They will continue to support Cofunds’ 25-strong sales team across the country by providing practical, hands-on support covering a multitude of areas – from transitioning to a fee-based model to adopting and embedding the tools and services available on the platform.
The new recruits include four ex senior e-business specialists from Skandia: Andy Higham, Damian Bryant, Brian Moffat and Simon Warr.
Alastair Conway, Sales & Marketing Director at Cofunds said; “We’re really committed to supporting advisers through the RDR and expanding this team will add momentum to the already well-received platform consultancy service.
“Many advisers have asked us for help with client segmentation, pension consolidation, investment processes and client service propositions, and this shows that we are responding. We know it’s important to support our clients, so we’ll be focusing on platform implementation, user forums, ongoing support and hands-on training right across the country.
“We’re delighted to add further expertise into the team. With significant financial services experience each, our new colleagues will provide solid support for advisers working to position their businesses in readiness for RDR.”