River and Mercantile Group (R&M) has announced the appointment of Kevin Hayes as Chief
Financial Officer to help lead its growth strategy.
His recruitment comes after investment consultancy P-Solve and asset manager River and
Mercantile merged last month.
Hayes has more than 20 years of financial services and asset management experience both in the UK
and US. He was previously Finance Director at Man Group plc, has held senior positions with
Lehman Brothers and was a partner in Ernst & Young’s financial services practice in New York.
“I am very pleased to be part of the leadership team and look forward to helping to
shape the future of the newly merged group,” said Hayes. “Both businesses have developed strong franchises in client-orientated investment solutions and the combination provides an exciting opportunity to be part of the ongoing success and growth of the company.”
R&M Chief Executive Mike Faulkner said: “Kevin’s background and deep experience is a great match
for what we aim to achieve and we are delighted he has joined us. His insight and skills will be
critical in taking the next steps for our new business.”
R&M Chairman Paul Bradshaw said: “I look forward to working with Kevin, who brings significant
public company knowledge to the board and will help us develop the robust governance to support
the growth of the business.”