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Architas creates two new roles in advice push

Architas has created two new roles as it seeks to grow its risk-profiled fund offering through advisers.

Philippe Broadhead has been hired as head of institutional and wholesale distribution and Daniel Haylett as an intermediary business development manager.

Broadhead joins Architas from the asset management arm of Union Bancaire Privee, a Swiss private bank where he was head of UK sales. Before that, he spent nearly nine years at Legal & General Investment Management and started his career in IFA sales at Friends Provident.  

Haylett joins from Dominion Funds, and has previous adviser sales experience at Ignis Asset Management and M&G. He will focus on promoting the range of Architas products to retail advisers.  

Architas, owned by Axa Wealth, saw assets under management and advice rise 20 per cent during 2012 from £9.4bn to £11.3bn.

Architas head of business development Cedric Bucher says: “Having proven popular with advisers, we believe our core proposition of risk-profiled funds is well suited to these growing markets. With our funds available on a wide range of platforms, in addition to Axa Wealth Elevate, we are well placed to offer solutions to advisers looking for risk-profiled options for their clients.”

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