Robin Hames has left his role as head of marketing and research at Capita Employee Benefits to join privately-owned wealth manager LGT Vestra.
Hames takes the newly created role of institutional director at LGT Vestra, which is owned by the Princely Family of Liechtenstein.
Hames is charged with developing and distributing the firm’s institutional investment propositions for pensions, with an initial focus on supporting smaller defined benefits pension schemes.
LGT Vestra is a partnership between the executive partners and the private banking and asset management group LGT, owned by the Princely Family of Liechtenstein. It had over £115bn of assets under management at the end of 2016.
Hames joined PIFC Consulting in 2008, which was acquired by Axa and placed within Bluefin, which was bought by Capita in 2012. Prior to that he spent five years at Axa as a technical sales manager.
LGT Vestra partner and head of business development Tony Allan says: “Robin’s appointment reflects LGT Vestra’s ambition to meet the growing demand from smaller Defined Benefits pension schemes for our investment offerings and high level of service. I am delighted to welcome Robin to LGT Vestra and believe he will be a great addition in helping us continuously improve the service we offer to the institutional community.”