Meet the Team

Spike Hughes

Founder & CEO

Spike Hughes

Spike has over 30 years investment experience and has been directly responsible for sales in excess of USD 15bn. 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

One of the founders of the Skandia Investment Group, Spike personally innovated the wildly popular Best Ideas funds, at the time considered the biggest fund launch the industry had witnessed, as well as other market leading fund ranges including the Skandia Asset Allocator range and the first REITS fund in the UK market

Prior to this, Spike was founding Managing Director of the discretionary and multi-manager businesses, which now exceeds USD 11bn1, 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 a 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 23bn2

Spike started his career at Scottish Widows and quickly developed his region into the top performing in the country. Indeed, he was described as ‘the single best salesman in the history of Scottish Widows’ by its then Chief Executive

1Hargreaves Lansdown Multi-Manager Funds as at 31/03/19
2Architas AUM as at 31/03/18