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Mark James retires after 40 years in the industry

21 Dec, 2020 | Return|

Mark James, Client Relationships Director at Square Mile Investment Consulting and Research (Square Mile), is to retire after a successful career spanning more than 40 years in the financial services industry. Mark was a co-founder of Square Mile, joining the team at launch in January 2014 and has been central in building the business’s footprint within the financial adviser community and nurturing relationships with key clients.

Mark has come to be well known and highly regarded across the industry through the range of senior roles that he has held. He started out in 1980 at Legal and General where he worked for the next six years before moving on to Aviva, eventually becoming the Head of Investment Development Managers.

In 2002, he joined Investec Asset Management as Distribution Director, sitting on the board of Investec Fund Managers and being principally responsible for sales with strategic partners. After eight years at Investec, he took on the dual roles of Partner at Future Thinking Partners and Managing Director of Concise Solutions. There, he provided strategic advice to asset managers, life companies, financial advisers and platforms in a broad range of areas including distribution, due diligence, marketing and new product development before joining Square Mile’s founding partners in launching the business some seven years ago.


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