P1 Investment Management appoints new Head of Research


  • New Head of Research is latest in series of high-profile appointments
  • Quintin Rayer has wealth of experience in quantitative fund and risk analysis

P1 Investment Management (P1), the adviser-led discretionary fund management (DFM) proposition launched last year, today announces the appointment of Dr Quintin Rayer as its Head of Research.

Quintin previously worked in Guernsey for management consultancy Fort Grey Consulting Limited.  Prior to that he was Head of Quantitative Research and Risk Monitoring for the Fund Solutions team, working for nearly ten years at Société GénéralePrivate Banking. 

Quintin has significant experience in financial services specialising in quantitative fund and risk analysis. In his role at P1, Quintin will be responsible for investment research, portfolio stress-testing, and the development of quant models.  Quintin also brings a deep knowledge of sustainable and ethical investing to the team. 

P1 is an original discretionary fund management (DFM) solution providing targeted portfolio solutions to advisers and their clients, with a focus on keeping costs low. It allows participating advisory firms to contribute to strategic decision making, ensuring the investment management services provided continue to develop in line with adviser and client requirements.

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 Rayeradds:

“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.”