Cofunds, the leading general investment platform in the UK, has formed a partnership with Square Mile Investment Consulting and Research (Square Mile), the independent investment research business.

As part of the partnership, Square Mile will provide Cofunds with focused fund research. Square Mile will also undertake strong fund governance using both in-depth qualitative and quantitative investment research as well as tailored support and investment services as part of its research process.

Adam Smith, Commercial Director at Cofunds said: "Our partnership will see Square Mile providing the level of high quality due diligence fund research that the industry requires in today's complex environment. The team behind Square Mile has a strong reputation and in particular a focus on investor outcomes. We look forward to a close working relationship, to the benefit of our clients."

Mark James, Director of Client Relationships at Square Mile Investment Consulting and Research, added: "This collaboration with Cofunds represents an exciting development for both our businesses. Our research and product analysis puts the customer at the heart of the solution. Everything we do is motivated by the requirements of investors and we look forward to working in partnership with Cofunds to ensure the best investment propositions are available."