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Franklin joins Christows

Fund manager Christows has recruited David Franklin from rival Quilter & Co to head its retail funds and raise the firm&#39s profile in the intermediary market.

Franklin will take over managing the range of sub-funds in its Oeic. He will also be responsible for developing Christows&#39 retail products and multi-manager portfolio services.

Christows is keen to boost its position in the intermediary market. As such, Franklin&#39s brief will be working to accelerate its brand awareness among IFAs, provide intermediaries with consistent above-average performance and a wide range of funds, as well as a reliable service.

Franklin moves from Quilter, where he was managing director of its retail funds division. He spearheaded the development of its unit trust operations and multi-manager services.

Christows chief executive Alex Snow says: “We have ambitious plans for the retail funds division at Christows. We are delighted to have appointed someone of David&#39s calibre to help us achieve our long-term objectives. Christows&#39 goal now is to expand our unitised business and to become a much more significant player in this field.”

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