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Allfunds Bank UK has recruited former Morningstar OBSR researcher Chetan Modi as a senior fund analyst.

The move by AFB represents not only a further investment into Allfunds’ UK operations but also a refocusing of the investment research capability in London, particularly in light of the changing UK market following RDR.
 
Modi has been at Morningstar OBSR since 2006 where he has been developing his role as fund analyst covering US, UK and global emerging markets equity funds. He has also been active in promoting the business to advisor groups and advising consulting on client model portfolios.
 
Modi now joins Mark Hinton, Anais Gfeller and Will Jackson who were recruited over the past 24 months from Kleinwort Benson, Lombard Odier and Last Word Media respectively. He also joins Manuel Yutaro Rubio who transferred from Madrid office.
 
Their recruitment brings the AFB investment research team worldwide up to 14, with five researchers in London and a further nine in Madrid. 
 
A year ago, Allfunds recruited Stephen Mohan from Cofunds to lead and expand its UK operations. Since that time Mohan has built a senior sales and development team to promote AFB’s funds administration capability in the UK and the firm recently announced its first major new client in BWCI, the Guernsey based actuarial consultancy.
 
Now Mohan’s attention is turning to Allfunds global research capability which has traditionally been focused on Madrid, providing research, as part of its funds administration offering, to AFB clients worldwide. With increasing emphasis in the UK on funds research in the post RDR world Mohan is now looking to refocus AFB’s efforts on providing a superior research service to clients in the UK.
 
Mohan says: “Funds research is playing an increasingly important role in our offer in the UK particularly given the increasing desire by wealth managers to seek out the best funds for their clients. I’m therefore delighted that we have been able to bring in Chetan to join our investment research team in London, to provide what we believe is market leading capability to our wealth management clients.”

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