Meet the Team

Spike Hughes

Founder & CEO

Spike Hughes

Spike is the Founder & CEO of Cohesion Investments Limited, a specialist investment management business based in London. He has over 30 years investment experience and has been directly responsible for raising assets in excess of USD15 bn as well as influencing the raise of considerably more. Whilst sales are the lifeblood of any business, Spike’s experience goes much further than asset-raising. He has been a pioneer for a number of businesses setting up their investment propositions

Spike was one of the founders of the Skandia Investment Group, and personally innovated several market leading fund ranges including the wildly popular Best Ideas funds, considered then to be the biggest fund launch the industry had witnessed. Prior to this, Spike was the founding Managing Director of the discretionary and multi-manager businesses, which is now approximately USD 10 bn1, at FTSE 100 giant Hargreaves Lansdown. Whilst at Winterthur, Spike identified the opportunity for multi-manager in a life and pension product, long before multi-manager became as ubiquitous as it is today. Spike used these experiences as Strategic Adviser to Crispin Odey, contributing to the launch of Odey Wealth and also as Strategic Adviser to the CEO of AXA in launching the Architas multi-manager business, now an industry leader managing USD 30bn2. Spike started his career at Scottish Widows and quickly developed the region he was responsible for into the top performing in the country

Spike has many years of experience as a director on the board of funds across different jurisdictions and also as a director of investment management businesses across a range of strategies with particular experience of India-focussed funds

1Hargreaves Lansdown Multi-Manager Funds as at 31/03/20
2Architas AUM as at 30/09/19