UK-based fintech company CoInvestor has announced the appointment of Rob Ferguson as its Chief Operating Officer strengthen the focus on innovation and customer service of the platform that digitizes alternative asset transactions for fund managers, investors and advisers.
Rob Ferguson, who is Director of the Board of the company since January 2017, joined CoInvestor from IG Group, where he was Chief Commercial Officer of IG Investments in London starting from February 2015. There he led a team of professionals to develop IG’s Smart Portolio “robo-advisor” service in partnership with BlackRock.
His 20 years’ experience working within software, financial and legal firms, include over two years as Partner at law firm Weil Gotshal and Manges, where he advised private equity and corporate clients on high yield bond offerings, IPOs, and other capital raising transactions.
Prior to Weil, Ferguson was Counsel at Shearman & Sterling, with offices in London, Tokyo, Singapore, and Toronto, where he advised clients on high yield bond offerings, IPOs and other capital raising transactions as well as corporate governance and compliance matters.
Sam Plumptre, Chief Executive of CoInvestor, commented:
“Rob brings with him the exact expertise and industry knowledge to help us grow the business and continue to innovate. His experience of driving new business initiatives and technology will complement CoInvestor’s vision to fully digitize access and management of alternative assets. As the alternative asset industry is developing and becoming more attractive to investors, our client base is expanding and expecting more. We are continually looking for ways to strengthen our offering and have recently added private equity funds in response to investor demand.
Rob Ferguson, Chief Operating Officer of CoInvestor, said:
“I am delighted to take on the role of Chief Operating Officer. CoInvestor’s commitment to delivering compelling solutions to connect investors and advisers to alternative asset fund managers makes it an exciting firm to work with. My priority will be to help the firm achieve its ambitious growth strategy and realise its goal of bringing alternative assets to the mainstream.”
CoInvestor was launched in 2016 to disrupt the management of alternative assets by providing fund managers, financial advisers, and investors with an improved method of accessing and managing alternative assets via fully integrated software.