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Skandia International builds presence in Africa

Skandia International, part of Old Mutual Wealth, builds its team in the Middle East and Africa with the appointment of Matthew Firman.

Matthew Firman will join Skandia International as an area manager for Africa in July 2014. He will be based in Dubai and will visit Africa on a regular basis. Matthew’s role will significantly increase Skandia International’s local distribution support. Matthew will focus on developing relationships with Old Mutual Africa, local IFAs and banks, helping to broaden Skandia International’s reach in the region.

Matthew joins from Friends Provident International where he was senior regional sales manager for Africa. Prior to this, he held sales roles at Metlife Europe Ltd and The Hartford Life Ltd.

With over 15 years’ experience in financial services, Matthew’s understanding and knowledge of the region will be of great value, and will help Skandia International build relationships with key distribution partners across Africa.

Brendan Dolan, head of the Middle East and Africa region, comments:

“Matthew’s appointment will help re-enforce our presence in Africa and help us achieve our ambitious growth plans in the region.  The growth potential in the area is significant, and we remain committed to servicing and developing our business in Africa.”

For more information contact

Amelie ShepherdOld Mutual Wealth02380 916 09107834 499 596

Notes to Editors:

Old Mutual Wealth

Old Mutual Wealth is a leading wealth management business in the UK and internationally, helping to create prosperity for the generations of today and tomorrow.

It has an adviser and customer offering spanning:

  • Financial advice delivered by the Intrinsic network in the UK and AAM Advisory in Singapore
  • Platform based wealth management and protection products delivered by Old Mutual Wealth in the UK & Italy* and Old Mutual International globally
  • Asset management solutions delivered by Old Mutual Global Investors
  • Discretionary investment management delivered by Quilter Cheviot.

Old Mutual Wealth oversees £119 billion in customer investments (as at 30 September 2016).

Old Mutual Wealth is part of Old Mutual plc a FTSE 100 group that provides life assurance, asset management, banking and general insurance. Old Mutual is trusted by more than 19.4 million customers across the world and has a total of £342.7 billion assets under management (as at 30 June 2016).

*Old Mutual Wealth announced the sale of Old Mutual Wealth Italy to Ergo Italia on 9 August 2016. The transaction is pending completion.

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