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Ruth Handcock

Ruth Handcock

Ruth Handcock is a highly experienced professional with 12.4 years of work experience. She has held various leadership positions in the financial services industry, including Chief Executive Officer at Octopus Money and Director at Octopus Investments. Ruth has also worked as a Chairperson at Guardian Angel and as an Independent Non-executive Director at Aldermore Bank. With a strong background in general management and investment banking, Ruth has a proven track record of success in her roles. She is currently based in the United Kingdom. .Read More

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Number of Companies worked For
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One of the weird things about the investment industry (which is very different from modern retail banking) is just how much customers pay (through fees) for outdated operational processes. Did you know that to transfer a pension between providers you have to send a paper letter? Feels a long way from an AI future. So I love this approach from The Pension Lab to try and bring to light just how many hours are wasted because of paper-based, non-standardised, outdated processes. https://lnkd.in/dXnyjQ_w .Read More
February 05 2024
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Octopus Investments
Octopus Investments2019-02-01 - Present
Octopus Investments, part of the Octopus Group, is an investment company investing in the people, ideas and industries that will change the world. We manage investments for retail and institutional investors, investing the £13* billion they have entrusted to us into the areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact. More than 85% of the money we manage is invested in line with one or more of our three investment themes: empowering people, revitalising healthcare and building a sustainable planet. Our retail investors and the financial advisers that support them, have many different goals, from supporting their families to lead better lives and effectively passing down wealth to protecting their money and directing it to places that need it. We provide a range of products that help them to achieve these aims, including Venture Capital Trusts, Enterprise Investment Schemes, Business Relief-qualifying investments and listed UK small and medium-sized company funds. We support our institutional investors to meet their investment mandates on behalf of their end investors, across five specialist asset classes: renewable energy, sustainable infrastructure, real estate, healthcare and venture capital. Octopus Real Estate and Octopus Ventures are part of Octopus Investments. * Octopus as at 30 June 2023 Funds Under Management data includes undrawn commitments, funds under advisory mandates and funds monitored. It also includes funds under the management of Octopus Renewables Limited. Octopus Investments Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered office: 33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT. Registered in England and Wales No.03942880. .Read More

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  • Director2023-02-01 - Present
    Octopus Investments, part of the Octopus Group, is an investment company investing in the people, ideas and industries that will change the world. We manage investments for retail and institutional investors, investing the £13* billion they have entrusted to us into the areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact. More than 85% of the money we manage is invested in line with one or more of our three investment themes: empowering people, revitalising healthcare and building a sustainable planet. Our retail investors and the financial advisers that support them, have many different goals, from supporting their families to lead better lives and effectively passing down wealth to protecting their money and directing it to places that need it. We provide a range of products that help them to achieve these aims, including Venture Capital Trusts, Enterprise Investment Schemes, Business Relief-qualifying investments and listed UK small and medium-sized company funds. We support our institutional investors to meet their investment mandates on behalf of their end investors, across five specialist asset classes: renewable energy, sustainable infrastructure, real estate, healthcare and venture capital. Octopus Real Estate and Octopus Ventures are part of Octopus Investments. * Octopus as at 30 June 2023 Funds Under Management data includes undrawn commitments, funds under advisory mandates and funds monitored. It also includes funds under the management of Octopus Renewables Limited. Octopus Investments Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered office: 33 Holborn, London, EC1N 2HT. Registered in England and Wales No.03942880. .Read More

    Location

    33 Holborn, London, London, EC1N 2HT, GB

    Industry

    Financial Services

    Employees

    383
  • Chief Executive Officer2019-02-01 - Present
    Octopus Investments, part of the Octopus Group, is an investment company investing in the people, ideas and industries that will change the world. We manage investments for retail and institutional investors, investi