Appointment of Dr Quintin Rayer as Head of Research

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  • January 13, 2017

P1 Investment Management, are proud to announce the appointment of Dr Quintin Rayer as its Head of Research

Prior to joining P1 he was head of quantitative research and risk monitoring for the fund solutions team, working for nearly 10 years at Société Générale Private Banking. Quintin developed his computational and analytical skills during his Physics Doctorate from Oxford University and his work in nuclear and aerospace engineering. He has applied these skills at actuarial and investment consultancy firms, which included Société Générale Private Banking.

Quintin will be responsible for investment research, portfolio stress-testing, and the development of quant models.

Since conception in February 2016, P1 has announced its nine core model investment portfolios, which span five risk levels and three primary objectives of income, capital growth and balanced. These are available on the Ascentric, Novia, Nucleus, Transact and FundsNetwork platforms, with further partnerships in the pipeline.

James Priday, managing director, P1 Investment Management, says: “We are committed to attracting the best talent in the industry and are pleased to have Quintin on board as he brings with him over 16 years of experience in the field of research and fund analysis. He will play a key role in forwarding our commitment to provide a first-rate investment management service to advisers.

“The team at P1 continues to grow and now comprises a wealth of experience from a variety of backgrounds. Quintin’s appointment follows Hugo Thorman joining as P1’s Chairman whose experience at Ascentric has proved invaluable in shaping the direction of the business.”

Quintin says: “P1 offers a truly unique adviser-owned DFM proposition which many intermediary firms are crying out for right now. This is an exciting opportunity and I am looking forward to adding my experience to help drive forward the success of the business.”


Posted By Will Dickson

Chief Investment Officer Will Dickson is a Chartered Wealth Manager as part of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI) qualification scheme. This recognition was obtained following an MSc in Finance and Investment from the University of Exeter, and an Accounting and Finance BSc from the University of Bath. Will’s exceptional talent is recognised by CityWire’s Wealth Manager, having been named as one of the UK’s Top 30 investment managers under the age of thirty for the last three years. Will manages and oversees P1’s range of investment portfolios. Working with the Investment Team, Will shapes the investment policy and fund selection for our Passive, Hybrid and Ethical and Sustainable portfolios. In conjunction with managing the fund portfolios, he oversees and our AIM Inheritance Tax and Tier 1 Investment Visa equity portfolios. Will has joint written articles with P1’s Head of Research, Dr Rayer. Their article “Hypothesis: Risk, like Mass and Energy, can neither be created nor destroyed” featured in the CISI’s The Review of Financial Markets. In addition to contributing to articles with Dr Rayer, Will often delivers P1 CISI Endorsed lectures to Independent Financial Advisers. You can see Will’s take on weekly investment news here.