UK - George Walker, formerly of Friends Ivory & Sime (FIS), has joined Standard Life Investments (SLI) as its new head of UK business development for its pension products.
Prior to joining SLI, Walker was based in FIS' New York office. He will report to Stephen Acheson, investment director, head of UK pensions and will primarily be responsible for the business development of all institutional pension funds at SLI.
The four members of the existing business development team will report to Walker, and SLI believes that other new hires are likely as there has been an increase of interest in its institutional products.
Nathan Parnaby, managing director of client funds, said of Walker's arrival: With 10 years’ experience in the investment advisory business, George is perfectly positioned to help Standard Life Investments develop its rapidly growing institutional portfolio. He also has a wealth of experience of global equity markets, with particular focus on the US and UK.
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