Architas appoints head of business development

Architas has appointed Cedric Bucher as head of business development as the firm aims to expand its reach in the UK and Europe.

Bucher’s business development role encompassing sales, marketing and product development. Bucher will report to managing director Hans Georgeson.

Cedric joins Architas from SEI in London where he was head of client investment strategy for the UK and EMEA. He has also worked for Barclays Wealth where he was responsible for the development and implementation of the product strategy for their range of multi-manager funds, as well as Barclays Capital and McKinsey&Co.

Architas managing director Hans Georgeson says: “Cedric’s 13 year track record in business and product development meets our needs exactly as we expand and will provide welcome additional capacity as we continue to enhance the quality of service provided to clients and broaden Architas’ reach across the UK and into Europe.”

Architas’ funds under management and advice have grown to £7.7bn since the investment company was launched in 2008.