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Benchmark Capital appoints Chief Investment Officer

Benchmark Capital is today announcing the appointment of Alex Funk as Chief Investment Officer (CIO). 

Alex will lead the growth of the Fusion Wealth discretionary investment business which currently manages £2.1 billion of assets[1] across a wide range of strategies. The business has been experiencing strong client demand and has ambitious growth plans. Alex will report to Ian Cooke, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Benchmark Capital.

Prior to joining Benchmark, Alex was an investment specialist at Premier Asset Management. He has held several senior positions in South Africa including Director at Exponential Venture Capital, CEO of Cinnabar Investment Management and Wealth Manager at GCI Wealth.

Ian Cooke CEO of Benchmark Capital, said:

“Alex joins at a time of significant growth for our business. He has a wealth of experience in investment, product development and distribution and will bring great focus and leadership to our investment solutions.”

Alex Funk, CIO of Benchmark Capital said:

“‘I am delighted to be joining Benchmark Capital at an exciting time for the business, Ian Cooke and his team have built a solid foundation with their Fusion Wealth investment solutions and working together we plan to go from strength to strength”

“We have ambitious growth plans for the business and the discretionary investment solutions available on the Fusion Wealth platform”

In 2016 Benchmark Capital joined global investment manager Schroders, the two businesses share a commitment to delivering investment excellence and high-quality service for clients over the long term.


[1] as at 30 June 2019


For further information, please contact:

Estelle Bibby, Head of Media Relations - Schroders +44 20 7658 3431/

Ashley Hewlett, Head of Marketing - Benchmark Capital +44 20 7658 1786/