Schroders announces appointment of UK Intermediary Solutions Director
Schroders is today announcing the appointment of Gillian Hepburn who joins the UK Intermediary business in the position of Intermediary Solutions Director. Gillian joins from the Embark Group where she was head of strategic partnerships.
This newly created role will draw on Gillian’s extensive knowledge and understanding of the adviser community. In addition to being a trusted and respected leader in the financial services industry, Gillian was also the co-founder of DFM consultancy Discus.
This is the first of several new hires which will be announced for Schroders’ UK Intermediary business under the newly expanded leadership of Philip Middleton, who became Schroders’ Head of UK Intermediary Business in October 2018.
Philip Middleton, Head of UK Intermediary Business, said:
“Investment solutions are increasingly important for the adviser community and the creation and delivery of these is a key objective for our business. The appointment of Gillian, with over 30 years’ experience of financial services and a wealth of knowledge in financial advice, is an exciting development for Schroders.
Working with our highly experienced investment solutions teams, Gillian will enable us to continue to support our clients to go above and beyond their expectations, ensuring that we keep delivering a fantastic service in an ever-evolving industry.”
Gillian Hepburn, UK Intermediary Solutions Director, said:
“Financial advisers are continuing to increase their usage of discretionary managed solutions to support the delivery of their centralised investment proposition and require a variety of options for this.
Schroders offers a range of investment propositions in order to ensure appropriate client outcomes and I am delighted to be joining the business at an exciting stage in the ongoing development of these.“
Schroders’ investment solutions allows our growing community of advisers to prioritise the development of their business and to retain control of the relationships with their clients. We work as a specialist partner with advisers, enabling them to delegate investment responsibility to a trusted and experienced team, which frees up time to focus on their clients and deliver value through financial planning.
The investment team at Schroders has over 70 years’ experience and this has been used to deliver solutions for financial advisers and their clients which use a wide range of investments. These solutions can help to reduce the risks and regulatory burdens associated with the construction and management of portfolios.
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