Standard Life Investments Expands North American Team11.01.2016 By John D'Antona Editor, Traders Magazine
Standard Life – Boston – Standard Life Investments, the global investment manager, today announced the appointment of Jim Sia as Director, Sub-Advisory and Defined Contribution.
This new appointment will strengthen Standard Life Investments’ distribution team in Boston, the company’s growing North American headquarters. Jim will lead the firm’s efforts in diversifying its sub-advisory and defined contribution business in North America.
Jim will report to Eric Roberts, Head of US Business Development, who said:
“We are delighted to welcome Jim to our team and his experience and knowledge will be a valuable resource as we expand and diversify our client base. This newly created role is an important component of Standard Life Investments’ commitment to offering clients a diverse range of investment solutions. “
With over 25 years of experience in investment management, Jim has spent much of his career focused on Defined Contribution, more than half that time at GMO and Wellington Management Company. In addition to his Defined Contribution role at GMO, he also led the strategy development and relationship management for Sub-Advisory. He is a founding member and immediate past Chair of the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA), a national organization dedicated to improving retirement outcomes in the US.
Standard Life Investments is committed to long-term growth in North America. Starting with just two employees in 2002, Standard Life Investments North America has grown to 103 professionals. In the last 4 years, 50 executives were hired in North America. Headquartered in Boston, new offices were opened last year in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles.
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