“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
Established in October 2010, Fundscape is a research house specialising in the end-to-end research and analysis of the UK fund industry. It is the publisher of the quarterly Fundscape Platform Report, widely regarded as the industry benchmark for platform data and statistics in the UK. With many years’ industry experience, its team is well placed to provide unique insight into asset management and distribution trends, including product development, distribution and marketing.
Bella has 18 years’ experience in the research and analysis of the UK, European and Asian asset management industries. She set up Fundscape in 2010. Before starting Fundscape, she worked for Lipper FMI as Global Head of Research and Publications and was the author of numerous publications and reports including the popular European and Asian Data Digests, the Fund Market Profile series of reports and the UK Platform guide.
Early in her career she worked in investment banking and a London-based consulting firm where she specialised in market entry strategies for retail and institutional asset managers. She has a master’s degree in International Business and is fluent in four languages.
Bella is particularly fussy about grammar and punctuation, and loves going to the theatre, disco dancing and pub quizzes.
Gavin (Gav) joined Fundscape after a 27-year career at Aviva where he developed, researched and wrote about investments. His last position was that of investment Research Manager for the Strategic Partnership division. Gavin will continue to be based in York and will be Fundscape’s representative in the North.
Gav’s career at Aviva began with group personal pensions, managing unit-linked bonds and the new ISA range when it was first introduced. When Norwich Union merged with CGU and became Aviva, Gav moved to York to integrate the new investment range. He then focused on researching potential new markets and investment concepts, including the emerging platform propositions. He’s been hooked on platforms ever since!
Gav lives on a farm, loves vintage cars and keeps a couple of horses. He loves getting his hands dirty and fixing things.
Rich joined Fundscape after 11 years at Old Mutual Wealth/Quilter in Southampton, where most recently he provided platform analysis and market insight to inform its distribution and platform strategy. Rich is based in Southsea, Portsmouth and is an avid Pompey fan (play up Pompey!)
Rich’s career at Old Mutual Wealth (then Skandia) began in its contact areas, before moving into the training department where he wrote and implemented a training accreditation scheme for his colleagues. He then moved to managing the delivery of new platform enhancements in the businesses before finally moving to its UK platform marketing team where he provided insight into platform propositions and, using data from Fundscape, measured Old Mutual’s place in the platform market.
Rich lives by the seaside and has a passion for punk rock. He plays in two bands and does a cracking cover of ‘Crazy’ by Seal.
Tim is the Research & Data Analytics Manager at Fundscape. He is responsible for the data and analysis that underpins Fundscape reports and also pens occasional articles and blog posts. He has a PhD in Economics from Loughborough University which investigated the managerial performance of mutual funds.
In his spare time Tim has a passion for scuba diving and watersports in general. He also enjoys skiing and has a deep interest in photography (he thinks he’s the next David Bailey!).
Jacques is data analyst and business administrator at Fundscape and considers himself the glue holding the team together! Having completed a degree in Biomedical Sciences, he opted to take a gap year (as if three years of partying wasn’t enough…)
A keen traveller, Jacques is saving for and planning an ambitious island-hopping adventure across the Pacific. His scientific field is neurodegeneration and in his spare time he researches Alzheimer’s for his PhD research proposal. When he’s not working or researching, he can be found tutoring — instilling his knowledge and passion for science into the next generation. He’s also an avid reader and football fan (Liverpool – YNWA).
In his limited spare time he tries to develop many skills (ie languages, mixology — try his cocktails!) in an effort to beat that age-old saying Jacques of all trades, master of none!
Line (pronounced Lee-nah) left Denmark on a gap year 25 years ago and still hasn’t gone home. Her last stop was Luxembourg and finding it a fun place to live (who knew?) she spent the next few years honing her fund skills at Flemings (she knows a thing or two about sicavs).
She eventually moving to London in 2000 where she worked as a research analyst for Lipper until 2011 when she left to retrain as a traditional furniture upholsterer.
Line joined Fundscape in January 2017. She likes spending time with her family, lots of strong G&Ts, DIY and Matt Damon. Not necessarily in that order either.
Nicola doesn’t have much spare time on her hands, being a mum of two lively boys. But when she does have time, she is an avid reader, film and box-set enthusiast.
After completing sixth form, Amin decided to turn down his university offers and venture out into the world of work.
Before joining Fundscape as a digital marketing apprentice, he completed work placements at various creative agencies and won the 2016 THEBP video competition. With a sharp eye for design, Amin is the resident graphic designer and helps the team by managing Fundscape’s social media channels and websites.
Amin has a huge thirst for knowledge and is always learning something whether it’s a having a go at creating herbal remedies (he’s currently working on a cough medicine) or studying world history programmes online. As well studying and creating herbal remedies, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading business books and adding to his already massive collection of historical newspapers.
Teddy has recently finished sixth form, where she studied Maths, Economics and Psychology and has now opted to take a gap year to learn some industry skills before university. After her internship with Fundscape, she plans to study Economics and Philosophy at Erasmus University of Rotterdam, and as a result, is now attempting to learn Dutch… eén taal is nooit genoeg!
Teddy is a passionate cinephile and is excited to help Fundscape develop its cinematic presence through short films, interviews and podcasts. When she’s not watching the latest blockbuster or a Hitchcock classic, you might find Teddy educating herself on the early philosophers in preparation for next September. So far Thales is her favourite.
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