Christopher Godding is the new Chief Investment Officer at financial planning group Tilney.
Godding replaces existing CIO Gareth Lewis who is taking up a new role at Tilney as Managing Director of Investment Strategy. Lewis will focus on new business development and high value clients. He remains on the Asset Allocation Committee, will continue to chair the Investment Governance Committee and is joining the Board of its Dublin fund range.
Godding joins from Rubicon Fund Management. He previously served for nine years as CIO at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management in London, and was also CIO and head of the Global Equity team at Signia Wealth. He has worked as a fund manager for a number of firms including Moore Capital and SG Asset Management.
As Tilney CIO, Godding will lead the group’s asset allocation process and central investment teams, and will also join the firm’s Executive Committee.
He said: “Tilney has firmly established itself as one of the UK’s leading discretionary investment management and financial planning businesses, with award winning investment track records built on a rigorous and disciplined investment process. After the successful integrations of 2016, this is very exciting time to be joining Tilney.”
Tilney CEO Peter Hall said: “We are delighted that Chris is joining Tilney as our Chief Investment Officer and a member of the senior management team. Chris is an absolutely top-calibre CIO with extensive investment experience and he will be a great successor in the role to Gareth who has delivered exceptionally strong investment performance. Together, Gareth’s new role in supporting the growth of our investment management business and the appointment of Chris as CIO further reinforces our position as a leading UK investment manager.”