Zenith Investment Partners today announced the return of one of its original partners and senior investment consultant, Ben Davis, to the business. The respected industry executive will return to Zenith on 1 May, working alongside investment director and founding partner, David Wright, and head of portfolio solutions, Steven Tang, in the Portfolio Solutions team.

Zenith managing director, Jason Huddy, said Ben’s role will add additional depth and considerable market experience to the team, and further support the growing adviser demand for Zenith’s managed account solutions.

“After taking 12 months away from the industry to explore personal interests, Ben’s passion for investing has been rekindled. For nearly 20 years, Ben was a respected leader with Zenith and an important contributor to our service delivery to advisers. He’s well known to many of our clients and we’re so pleased to welcome him back,” Huddy said.

Davis will be the primary consultant for a number of the Group’s customised managed account client businesses, adding to the breadth of market experience within the team and helping to drive the continued growth and evolution of Zenith’s managed account offering.

Mr Davis is returning to the business in a client-facing role – and says it is a part of the business he has missed.

“I’m genuinely excited about the growth and evolution of Zenith’s managed account offering over the last 12 months, so it’s a really interesting time to be joining the team.

“I obviously have very high regard for the broader Zenith business and the leadership team I’ll be working alongside. I’m really looking forward to supporting the portfolio solutions team in delivering its range of portfolios to their diverse and growing client base,” Davis said.

Zenith has been providing managed account portfolios since 2016 and currently manages close to $5 billion in FUM across its range of managed accounts, including both customised and public menu portfolio options.