In the latest of a new series of interviews with some of the industry's key Investment Influencers, Investment Week talks to Harwood Multi Manager's Richard Philbin.
Who are the Investment Influencers?
The fund selection and research sectors play a major part in the UK's asset management industry, but who are the key individuals in these areas?
We have identified them as those who not only control the allocation of fund flows and decide ratings, but are respected by asset managers for the depth of their knowledge, the honesty of their views, their professionalism in analysing and selecting funds, and the responsibility with which they manage clients' assets.
Over the coming months, we will be meeting these key players and revealing their views on the world of investing and how they are facing the challenges under which we all operate including: more onerous regulation, an uncertain market environment and increased short termism.
This week's Investment Influencer
This week, we meet Richard Philbin, founder of Harwood Multi Manager.
Having held a number of positions within the multi-manager arena over his 20-year investment career, including CIO of Architas and head of multi-manager at F&C, Richard set up Harwood Multi Manager in 2013 with business partner Alan Durrant to manage multi-manager funds and discretionary portfolios.
Between then and March 2016, the company grew substantially through acquisition and the re-named business, Harwood Wealth, floated on the AIM market with Richard as chief investment officer.
Richard has developed many unique screening tools to assist with fund selection, asset allocation and portfolio construction during his career.
If you would like to nominate yourself or a colleague to be considered for the Investment Influencers series, please contact Georgina Walters at [email protected]