Benchmark Capital appoints Group Managing Director

Benchmark Capital is today announcing the appointment of David White as Group Managing Director.

David will join the business in February 2020 and will work closely with Ian Cooke, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), to develop and implement the firms’ future growth strategy. He will be based at the firms’ Sussex headquarters.

Peter Harrison, Schroders Group CEO and Chairman of Benchmark Capital, said:

“Benchmark Capital’s award-winning technology is a key part of our UK Wealth growth strategy. The business is focused on delivering investment and client service excellence and I am pleased that David White will be joining the business to work with Ian and his team to continue building on these strong foundations.”

Benchmark Capital has been experiencing strong client demand and David will bring experience of similar businesses to oversee and harness this growth.

Prior to joining Benchmark, David held senior positions with Zurich Insurance as CEO of their EMEA travel insurance business and Managing Director of the UK retail business. He was previously Head of Fidelity Funds Network.

Ian Cooke, CEO of Benchmark Capital, said:

“David will be a great addition to the team at Benchmark Capital and I’m really looking forward to working with him to manage and grow the business. We are already a leading partner for many wealth advisers in the UK but we have plans to significantly increase our footprint in the market. David will be central to Benchmark achieving those ambitions.”   

David White, Group Managing Director of Benchmark Capital, said:

“I am delighted to be joining Benchmark Capital at a very exciting time for the company. Ian Cooke and his team have built a solid foundation among the wealth and financial planning community and working together we plan to go from strength to strength, supporting Schroders’ ambitions in the UK retail wealth space."

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.


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/

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