About P1

We are P1 and we believe there’s a better way. Let’s work together to construct a low cost investment service for you and your clients, where efficiency comes as standard.

P1 Investment Management (P1) is a discretionary investment manager and platform operator working closely with industry professionals, using technology to overcome the restrictions and limitations dominant in many traditional investment houses. We provide efficient and effective solutions, including; Investment platform, model portfolios available through third-party platforms (Hybrid Portfolios, very low-cost Passive Portfolios, and Ethical and Sustainable Investment Portfolios) and a bespoke investment service.

P1 originated from a Chartered Financial Planning firm who provided investment management solutions to its clients. The investment activities were spun out from that firm into P1 in 2016. Our hybrid portfolios have a five-year track record, and we adopt the same investment methodology throughout our investment portfolios.

At P1 our key focuses are to provide a high level of client service, develop innovative solutions, and reduce costs for our clients. We also strive to raise awareness about the importance of ethical and sustainable investment and increase familiarity with the concept through seminars and lectures. We endeavour to engage with fund houses and to shape the ethical and sustainable investment debate.

Our head office is in beautiful Devon, however, we operate across the UK and work with international clients.

Our People

Our team of professionals and committed support staff are paramount in helping us to deliver an exciting and genuinely unique proposition to professional advisers and their clients

James Priday

BA (Hons) MSc, Chartered MCSI, DipPFS

Managing Director

James is the founder and Managing Director of P1. He graduated from University with a first class honours degree in Accounting and Finance before completing his Masters Degree. James has subsequently gained professional qualifications in both the financial planning and investment management disciplines and is a Chartered Member of the CISI.

Jonathan Richards

Chartered MCSI

Head of Sales

Jonathan has over 25 years investment business development and sales experience with significant success at local and strategic level, assisting financial advisers and professional connections with outsourced, discretionary investment solutions. Following 11 years as a senior business development manager with a leading DFM, Jonathan manages the national distribution of P1’s investment services and fully digital adviser platform.

Hugo Thorman

BA (Hons), MBA

Chairman

Hugo built and developed the Ascentric/IFDL investment platform, building it to £9.8bn of assets on completion of its sale to Royal London. Prior to that Hugo was CEO of James Hay, and Director of Life and Pension products at Abbey National. Hugo has a degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham and an MBA from the London Business School.

Adam Prestwood

BA (Hons), FPFS, Chartered MCSI

Operations Director

Adam has been working in financial services since 2006, gaining experience in a variety of roles within IFA firms such as the client journey, process management and operations. Joining P1 in October 2019, Adam brings a wealth of platform knowledge to the P1 Team, with a strong focus on the smooth operation of the P1 Platform and P1’s internal systems and processes. He is a Fellow of the Personal Finance Society and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments.

Adrian Margrie

BA (Hons), ACSI, DipPFS

Operations and Investment Analyst

Adrian was previously an investment process manager at a firm of wealth managers and prior to that Personal Tax Senior at Darnells Chartered Accountants and a Personal Tax Senior at EY. Adrian holds the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Diploma in Financial Planning as well as level four qualifications in Securities Advice and Dealing, Discretionary Investment Management and Wrap & Platform Services.

Ella Sprague

Sales and Marketing Assistant

Ella started her career as British Airways cabin crew, acquiring a vast amount of customer service experience and has fine-tuned her people skills. Departing international air travel, Ella went on to work for a luxury hotel, furthering her people and customer service skills.  This extensive experience in customer services proves invaluable in developing and nurturing client relationships at P1.

Gary Randall

ACA

Finance Director

Gary qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990, working in industry and practice until 1994 when he became a partner in practice, developing a diverse client base. Gary’s experience in accountancy and audit will be invaluable to P1 Investment Management, as it builds assets under management.

Gordon Scott

BA (Hons)

Investment Manager

On graduating from the University of Birmingham with a BA (Hons) Gordon trained to qualify as a chartered accountant. Leaving this, Gordon worked and managed super-yachts as a mate for several years before returning to the UK. On returning to the U.K. he obtained the IMC and level 1 of the CFA program before taking up his role as Investment Analyst at P1 Investment Management where he continues his CFA level 2 qualification.

Harry Webster

BSc (Hons), MSc

Head of Marketing

Harry has a BSc and a Masters Degree from the University of Birmingham. After graduating, he worked offshore as a Senior Engineer for oil services giant. From there he progressed on-shore to the Operations and Support Team, before joining the Marketing & Sales group at WesterGeco, a subsidiary of Schlumberger.

Nick Skelhorn

FCSI

Investment Manager – Corrival Capital

Nick has over 25 years of investment management experience for national and regional firms. Most recently he was head of the South West office for a national discretionary manager, with assets under management growing from £30m to £400m while under his stewardship. He is a Chartered Wealth Manager and Chartered Fellow of the CISI. Nick joins P1 as a self-employed investment manager and director of Corrival Capital Management (corrivalcm.com)

Paul White

Chartered MCSI, ACII, DipPFS

Compliance Director

Paul has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry and has worked in compliance consultancy roles for four of the five main high street banks, one of the ‘big four’ accountancy firms and various product providers. As well as holding the CISI’s Certificates in Investment Operations and Risk in Financial Services, Paul has passed the Chartered Insurance Institute’s Securities Advice and Dealing exam and holds the Certificate in Discretionary Investment Management.

Quintin Rayer

DPhil, Chartered FCSI, SIPC

Head of Research & Ethical Investing

Quintin has worked for actuarial and investment consultancy firms as well as a multi-national European bank for nearly ten years including wide experience in quantitative fund and risk analysis. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments and a Chartered Wealth Manager. Quintin has completed the Sustainable Investment Professional Certification (SIPC) becoming this programme’s second graduate in the UK.

Will Dickson

BSc (Hons), MSc, Chartered FCSI

Chief Investment Officer

Will achieved an MSc in Finance and Investment from the University of Exeter and an Accounting and Finance BSc from the University of Bath. Will has subsequently gained the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments’ Chartered Wealth Manager qualification. Will’s talent is recognised by Citywire having been named as one of the Top 30 investment managers under the age of 30 four years in a row.

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Commitment to our values

We have a staff committee that explores issues relating to ethics and sustainability within our workplace as a commitment to our values. This committee is made up of P1 employees with members rotating over a period to ensure inclusion of all staff, to promote ownership and engagement within P1.

Careers

Our people are our most important asset at P1. We want to work with innovative people with positive attitudes. Whatever stage in your career, if you’re passionate about improving the financial services investment world, and you’re ready to roll your sleeves up we’d love to hear from you

The values and principles that underpin P1