Standard Life Investments announces senior hire for Insurance Solutions team


Standard Life Investments, the global investment manager, has announced the appointment of Richard Pereira as Investment Director within the Insurance Solutions team.

He will be based in London and report to Stephen Acheson, Executive Director, Global Strategic Partnerships. This is a new position and Richard will enhance the capabilities of Standard Life Investments to support, strengthen and grow the insurance asset management business with clients around the globe.

Richard joins from JP Morgan where since April 2010 he was Executive Director (Insurance & Pensions Solutions), responsible for advising institutional clients on investment strategy, investment & risk solutions and managing insurance assets under Solvency II.

Commenting on the new appointment, Stephen Acheson, said: “Standard Life Investments has a long heritage in managing insurance company assets and Richard is a senior strategic hire. He is an Investment Actuary with extensive financial markets and investment expertise and brings a wealth of experience of the global insurance industry. His understanding of institutional investor requirements will complement and strengthen our existing capabilities. Richard is highly regarded within the insurance sector and will work closely with our global clients to ensure that Standard Life Investments remains a market leader in innovative investment solutions across all asset classes and in the management of insurance assets.”

Commenting on his appointment, Richard Pereira said: “I am delighted to be joining Standard Life Investments, one the world’s largest managers of insurance assets with a long history of serving the needs of insurers across the globe. The Insurance Solutions team’s combination of thought leadership in investment innovation and insurance expertise is impressive. I look forward to working with clients to deliver new investment solutions designed to meet their evolving requirements.”

Richard is a Fellow of the Institute & Faculty of Actuaries (FIA) (specialism in Investment & Asset Management); a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (FCA); a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (Chartered MCSI); and holds a First Class BSc (Hons) Degree in Mathematics from Imperial College London.

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