For Immediate Release, 12th November 2014

Platforum hires Rohit Vaswani from Fidelity Worldwide Investment

The Platforum, the leading retail distribution research house, is delighted to confirm that Rohit Vaswani has joined the company as Head of Adviser Distribution Relationships. Rohit has been at Fidelity Worldwide Investment for seven years and is a well-known and respected figure in the advisory market. He has worked with a number of key national advisory businesses and alongside life companies, platforms and networks.

Commenting on his appointment, Heather Hopkins, Research Director at The Platforum, said "We are delighted to have someone of Rohit's credibility and experience join The Platforum. Rohit brings deep knowledge of investment product distribution and his insights and experience will be a huge asset to our business and our clients."

Rohit's expertise of the advisory market complements the wider team of specialists at The Platforum, including Jeremy Fawcett, Head of Direct, Richard Bradley, Head of Data and Annalise Toberman, who has been promoted to Senior Researcher for global fund distribution. The team also continues to be supported by Danby Bloch, Editorial Director of Taxbriefs, as well as John Greenwood, editor of Corporate Adviser, who is expanding his role within Centaur Financial to oversee research reports in the retirement funding market.

Sandeep Saujani, MD of Centaur's Financial Division added, "Rohit's appointment adds further strength to The Platforum team and ensures that we continue to provide the quality of insight that our customers have come to expect from us regarding the retail distribution market."

Centaur Financial comprises The Platforum, Money Marketing, Mortgage Strategy, Fund Strategy, Taxbriefs, Headline Money and Corporate Adviser. The business provides news, analysis and insight to fund managers, product providers and financial intermediaries through print, online, mobile and events. Centaur Financial is part of Centaur Media, an award winning UK-based multi-platform media group that delivers insight, interaction and impact to professional and consumer markets.