Experienced Fund Manager, Alex Scott, has joined Enhance Group as Investment Committee Chair.
Latterly the Chief Strategist at London-based firm Seven Investment Management (7IM) with over £12bn AuM, Alex brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to this role and reunites with former colleague and Enhance CEO Tom Wiseman in his new venture.
The hire is a significant coup for Enhance’s growing research operation, with Alex joining to provide independent, institutional quality governance to Enhance’s public and private asset manager selection activities. Alex joins in a consultancy capacity, convening with Enhance’s Jersey-based Advisory Team on a quarterly basis, whilst pursuing an academic career.
Alex said: “It’s great to join Enhance as Investment Committee Chair at such an exciting point in time for the company following a period of significant investment in people and proprietary technology. Their commitment to evidence-based investing and substantive research for a boutique advisory business will set them apart from their peers and I’m very pleased to help shape their approach to manager selection and oversight going forward.”
Dr Ruzhen Li, Head of Advisory, who heads up both the Portfolio and Consultancy services at Enhance, said: “The success of any business going forward will largely depend on two things, the right system/technology, and the right people/talent. As an advisory business, the talent is either good client service or good research, having an independent chair of our Investment Committee of Alex’s calibre demonstrates our continued commitment to talent acquisition.”
Tom Wiseman, Chief Executive Officer, added: “Having worked with Alex for many years at 7IM I am delighted to secure his considerable expertise at Enhance. As an advisory business it is important that we adopt a completely whole of market approach to research, so the independence and third party perspective that Alex will bring to our Investment Committee is crucial and ensure that we do not become either inward looking or complacent in our research and manager selection approach.”