AJ Bell’s Alena Kosava exits after a year

Ryan Hughes will take her role until a replacement is found


Alena Kosava has left her position as head of investment research at AJ Bell after just a year in the role.

Kosava (pictured) joined the investment platform in June 2022 from Avellemy Investment Management, where she was head of collectives, multi-asset multi-manager funds.

She spent just over a year at Avellemy having joined from Tilney Smith & Williamson.

A spokesperson for AJ Bell said to Portfolio Adviser: “Alena has left AJ Bell and we wish her well. We are in the process of recruiting a new head of investment research and until then Ryan Hughes will be covering that role in addition to his current role.

“Ryan originally set up our investment research function and the rest of the team remains in place so there is strong continuity and there will be no changes in the funds, MPS and research lists as a result of this change.”

Hughes became AJ Bell’s head of investment partnerships last summer, and joined the firm in October 2016.

Regarding her departure, Kosava said: “I am proud of what we have achieved with my team over my tenure with the business. As I look forward to my next challenge, I wish my colleagues at AJ Bell every success.”

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