Artemis sales director exits after 18 years

Tony van Gool had been head of sales before moving to a sales governance role in 2018


Artemis sales director Tony van Gool is leaving the business later this year, Portfolio Adviser has learned.

Van Gool (pictured) is set to depart the boutique manager in August after 18 years with the company, having joined in 2001 from Invesco where he was head of its advisory channel.

Artemis director of investment communications Ross Leckie confirmed van Gool’s departure was slated for later this year.

Leckie said: “He’s a great guy and he leaves with all our thanks for what he has done for Artemis over the years which has been a lot.”

Van Gool had moved from head of sales to a role overseeing the proper functioning of sales and ensuring full compliance with regulation such as Mifid II. This shift took place before Jasper Berens joined the firm in October 2018 as head of distribution, replacing Dick Turpin.

His responsibilities will be absorbed by the rest of the sales team, Leckie said.

It is not known whether van Gool is staying in the industry, but it is understood he is going to take some time out.

AJ Bell head of active portfolios Ryan Hughes said: “Tony has done a fantastic job for Artemis over many years helping to grow the business and it’s been a pleasure dealing with him over that time.

“Artemis has been one of the stand out asset managers over the last 20 years and Tony has been a key part of that journey with his great understanding of his clients and the industry, while at the same time injecting a sense of fun into what can be a pretty dry topic for us all.”

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