Architas swoops for Barclays’ Arguello as CIO

Jaime Arguello

Architas has appointed Barclays’ multi-manager and alternatives chief investment officer Jaime Arguello as its new chief investment officer, to replace Caspar Rock.

Arguello runs £17.5bn in assets at Barclays, having been at the firm for seven years. He previously spent 10 years at Pictet, as head of fixed income and director of third-party manager selection.

Rock announced he was leaving the multi-manager arm of Axa last month, moving to Cazenove to become CIO in the third quarter of this year.

Hans Georgeson, chief executive at Architas, says: “I am pleased to confirm the appointment of Jaime given his experience and clear investment integrity.

“He has been responsible for managing significant assets on an open architecture basis, for managing large investment teams, and brings to the role both technical knowledge and global investment experience.”

At the time of Rock announcing his departure Georgeson said the firm would look at internal and external candidates for the role. A start date for Arguello is not yet known.