CoInvestor appoints Chief Operating Officer
CoInvestor, a platform digitising alternative asset transactions for fund managers, investors and advisers, has appointed Rob Ferguson as its Chief Operating Officer.
Ferguson has more than 20 years’ experience working within software, financial and legal firms in accelerating growth in financial companies. While serving as a member of CoInvestor’s board, he has gained invaluable insight into the firm’s unique offering and its mission to digitise access to, and management of, alternative assets.
In his last executive role Ferguson was Chief Commercial Officer of IG Investments at IG Group, a global leader in online trading. At IG, he spearheaded the development of the innovative IG Smart Portfolio “robo-advice” service in partnership with BlackRock, the world’s largest fund manager. Prior to that he was a partner at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, a leading international law firm, where he advised private equity and corporate clients on high yield bond offerings, IPOs and other capital raising transactions as well as corporate governance and compliance matters.
Sam Plumptre, Chief Executive of CoInvestor, says: “Rob brings with him the exact expertise and industry knowledge to help us grow the business and continue to innovate. His experience of driving new business initiatives and technology will complement CoInvestor’s vision to fully digitise access and management of alternative assets.
“As the alternative asset industry is developing and becoming more attractive to investors, our client base is expanding and expecting more. We are continually looking for ways to strengthen our offering and have recently added private equity funds in response to investor demand.”
Ferguson says: “I am delighted to take on the role of Chief Operating Officer. CoInvestor’s commitment to delivering compelling solutions to connect investors and advisers to alternative asset fund managers makes it an exciting firm to work with. My priority will be to help the firm achieve its ambitious growth strategy and realise its goal of bringing alternative assets to the mainstream.”
Launched in 2016, CoInvestor is transforming the management of alternative assets by providing a range of digital solutions to enable the institutionalisation of alternative assets. Interest in the asset class is growing as investors seek to diversify their portfolios with tax-efficient, capital growth and yield investments.
The company’s solutions provide fund managers, financial advisers and investors with an improved method of accessing and managing alternative assets via fully integrated software.
Ferguson will continue to serve as an Executive Director on the CoInvestor board.