Mark JamesSquare Mile Investment Research (Square Mile), the newly formed research and consulting company, announces the appointment of Mark James as a founding investor and director responsible for client relationships.

Mark will join the team at the beginning of January 2014, and will be responsible for Client Relationships and Business Development. He will oversee day-to-day client relationships with Zurich following the appointment of Square Mile to manage a new Zurich intermediary platform proposition, providing enhanced investment solutions for the intermediary market.

Mark was previously director at Concise Solutions, providing consultancy services across a broad spectrum of the financial services industry, a position he held since 2010. Prior to this, he worked at Investec Asset Management as UK sales director. He has also held positions at NU Life, General Accident and Legal & General.

Nigel Whittingham, director at Square Mile, says:
“These are exciting times as Square Mile moves from conception to being operational. Mark brings significant expertise in financial services and his experience with life companies, asset managers, private client businesses, financial advisers and platforms. He will be invaluable as we evolve our proposition. Mark will be director of client relationships and will work with Richard and me on the recently announced Zurich project.”

For further information, please contact:

Nigel Whittingham, Square Mile Investment Research
Tel: 07909 886091

Richard Romer-Lee, Square Mile Investment Research
Tel: 07747 626019

Mark James
Tel: 07852 608264