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Old Mutual International appoints Steve Hickman as new head in Singapore

07/05/2015

Old Mutual International today announces the appointment of Steve Hickman as Head of Region & Chief Executive Officer in Singapore & South East Asia. Old Mutual International, part of Old Mutual Wealth, is firmly focused on the Asian market and believes there are real growth opportunities in the local market, particularly in the high net worth segment.

Steve Hickman joined Old Mutual International in September 2013 as the global head of high net worth for Asia, and has been instrumental in leading the high net worth proposition in Asia. During this period, Old Mutual International expanded its presence in Asia by entering into a strategic partnership with Jardine Lloyd Thompson Asia (JLT), one of the largest brokers in Asia. It also launched an innovative new life cover solution, called Silk, to meet the needs of high net worth individuals and businesses in Asia.

Steve has over 20 years’ experience in the insurance industry, having worked in Asia for the last 11 years. Steve previously worked at HSBC in Hong Kong, where he was head of distribution for high net worth business. Prior to HSBC, Steve worked for American International Assurance in Hong Kong, where he redesigned the high net worth brokerage channel. 

Marcel Bradshaw, sales director, Old Mutual International;

“Steve Hickman has considerable experience of the Asian market, which he will be able to draw upon to drive the Old Mutual International strategy forward and ensure we continue to provide first class products and service to advisers and clients in the region.”

Portrait of Steve HickmanSteve Hickman;

“This is an exciting time for Old Mutual International in Asia. The high net worth sector in the region is growing rapidly and my responsibilities in that area will remain.  Our new innovative Silk solution combined with our existing portfolio bonds ensures we have the right solutions for clients and I’m looking forward to working with advisers in the region.”

For more information please contact

Sophie LentonOld Mutual International 02380 916 77007834 499 558

Notes to editors:

About Quilter plc:

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

Quilter plc oversees £116.5 billion in customer investments (as at 30 June 2018).

It has an adviser and customer offering spanning: financial advice; investment platforms; multi-asset investment solutions and discretionary fund management.

The business is comprised of two segments: Wealth Platforms and Advice and Wealth Management.

Wealth Platforms includes the Old Mutual Wealth UK Platform; Old Mutual International, including AAM Advisory in Singapore; and the Old Mutual Wealth Heritage life assurance business.

Advice and Wealth Management encompasses the financial planning network, Intrinsic; Quilter Private Client Advisers; discretionary fund management business, Quilter Cheviot; and Quilter Investors, the Multi-asset investment solutions business.

The Quilter plc businesses are being re-branded to Quilter over a period of approximately two years:

• The Multi-asset business is now Quilter Investors

• Intrinsic to Quilter Financial Planning

• The private client advisers business is now Quilter Private Client Advisers

• The UK Platform to Quilter Wealth Solutions

• The International business to Quilter International

• The Heritage life assurance business to Quilter Life Assurance

• Quilter Cheviot will retain its name

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