The firm has also announced a number of other important roles as it seeks to realign its resources to capture growth opportunities.
SEI, the New York-listed financial, technology and investment solutions group, has appointed Ian Love as head of its asset management business for the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asian regions. This follows a strategic alignment of the company’s resources to focus on investing in and executing its growth strategies, SEI said in a statement.
Love now leads SEI’s asset management strategy and oversees the institutional and intermediary businesses outside of North America.
A 20-year SEI veteran with a long track record of success, he reports to Wayne Withrow, head of SEI’s global asset management business.
“We believe the UK, EMEA, and Asian regions are ripe with growth opportunities for SEI, and we are well positioned to capitalise on these opportunities as the demand for outsourced solutions and services increases,” Withrow said.
Love’s leadership team will focus on three key channels:
-- Arjan Looijestijn, who will continue to lead the distribution of SEI’s investment solutions to intermediaries, is recruiting a head of sales for UK wealth management and IFAs to develop new strategic partnerships;
-- Donald Baines has been promoted as head of the UK fiduciary management team to build upon SEI’s market-leading reputation of supporting defined benefit clients through all stages of their investment journeys; and
-- Steve Charlton will continue to lead the SEI Master Trust and propel the company’s defined contribution proposition.