Waverton IM makes dual hires from Peel Hunt and Odey Wealth

Thomas Pocock joins as a multi-asset analyst while Alexander Cottrell is a portfolio manager on the private client team

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Waverton Investment Management has hired Peel Hunt’s Thomas Pocock as a multi-asset analyst.

Pocock spent five and-a-half years at Peel Hunt as a sell-side research analyst, focusing on investment companies. Prior to this, he completed internships at UBS, HSBC and latterly Peel Hunt before joining the firm on a full-time basis. In his new role, he will work across Waverton IM’s multi-asset and alternative funds. He will also manage the firm’s recommended list of third-party funds.

Pocock, who is a CFA Charterholder, graduated from Durham University with a degree in maths and physics in 2018.

On a LinkedIn post published this morning (7 February), Luke Hyde-Smith, director and co-head of multi-asset strategies at Waverton, said: “Delighted to announce that Thomas Pocock, CFA has joined the Waverton Investment Management multi-asset team this week. Tom joins as a multi-asset analyst with a focus on collective investments, having previously been a member of the investment companies research team at Peel Hunt. Welcome Tom.”

Waverton IM has also hired Alexander Cottrell as a portfolio manager on its private client team, who was previously an investment director at Odey Wealth. Cottrell had spent 10 years at Odey Wealth’s private client arm, based in London, specialising in portfolios for retail clients, professional investors and entrepreneurs. Prior to this, he spent a year as an intern at Cazenove Capital.

Rupert Elwes, head of private clients at Waverton, said: “Alexander brings a wealth of experience and provides further strength and depth to our offering. He has, in only a short period, already become a valued member of our team and we are extremely positive about all he will be able to contribute.”

On his appointment, Cottrell added: ““I am delighted to be joining Waverton – having seen the firm grow and expand in recent years, and it has established a reputation as a widely recognised and respected wealth business. Being part of the team here that has a service offering which really meets clients’ wider investment needs, and managing their total wealth is an exciting move.”

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