Adrian Lowcock joins Architas as investment director

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Axa Wealth head of investing Adrian Lowcock has joined Axa-owned Architas as investment director.

In his new role at the multi-manager Lowcock will help the firm’s relationship and communications with advisers, clients and the media.

Lowcock has been at Axa Wealth for two years. Before that, he was senior investment manager at Hargreaves Lansdown from 2012 to 2014. He has also held roles at Bestinvest and NatWest Stockbrokers.

Architas head of UK funds Cedric Bucher says: “The recent fallout from the EU referendum shows the need for clear and concise communications. It is at times like this when clients look to advisers and the asset management industry to help them navigate the volatile environment.

“We are determined to work closely with our adviser clients in good times and bad. Adrian will help us do this and ensure we are talking in a clear and consumer friendly voice at all times.”

Lowcock says:“In the last few years there has been recognition across the investment services industry that we need to improve communications with investors.

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“I look forward to taking on this new role with Architas and once more helping investors make informed and educated decisions.”

Earlier this week former Schroders head of IFA sales Steve Jackson also joined Architas to take up the new role of key accounts director in September. He joined from Seneca Investment Managers.

Architas has also recently hired Barclays’ multi-manager and alternatives chief investment officer Jaime Arguello to replace Caspar Rock, who left to join Cazenove.