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New UK Wealth Platform Names Investment Chief

Editorial Staff 26 April 2023

New UK Wealth Platform Names Investment Chief

The firm, which has explained its approach to this news service recently, has named a CIO who has worked at firms including BMO Global Asset Management and ABN AMRO.

London-based digital wealth management platform Welrex has appointed Chris Brils as its chief investment officer.

Brils, who has 25 years experience in portfolio management, specialising in high-yield credit and ESG, has a track record of managing global and European high-yield and crossover portfolios. He holds a master's degree from Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands.

Past experience includes senior asset management roles in firms such as BMO Global Asset Management, Brookfield Asset Management, and ABN AMRO. 

"We've made great progress since our launch and the time is right to bring a talented CIO on board. Chris brings great skills and experience to our investment offering and I look forward to his contribution to our future success,” Welrex founder and CEO Yevgeni Agerd said.

The business was launched in October 2022. This news service recently interviewed Agerd about the company and its strategy.

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