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Old Mutual Wealth appoints Iain Wright as chief risk officer

11/07/2016

Old Mutual Wealth, one of the UK’s largest wealth management businesses, announces the appointment of Iain Wright as chief risk officer.

Iain will be responsible for the governance and oversight of strategic, operational and financial risks to the Old Mutual Wealth businesses. His role was approved by the FCA on 5 July and he will report to Paul Feeney, CEO of Old Mutual Wealth.

Iain Wright joins Old Mutual Wealth from Sun Life Financial where he was senior vice president, enterprise and operational risk, having previously been chief risk officer at Prudential UK & Europe. He began his career as a chartered accountant with Deloitte, and later moved to the London Stock Exchange where he carried out a number of roles, including head of equity and debt markets.

When the Financial Services Authority was formed in 2000, Iain formed part of the leadership team, heading up the supervision of major insurance groups.

Kevin Lee-Crossett, who previously held the joint role of chief risk officer and chief legal officer, will move to chief legal officer, responsible for the legal functions of the expanded Old Mutual Wealth business.

Commenting on the appointment, Paul Feeney, CEO of Old Mutual Wealth, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Iain to Old Mutual Wealth as chief risk officer. His vast risk and 

Iain Wright

compliance experience across the sectors in which we operate will be invaluable as we take Old Mutual Wealth to the next stage in its development. His appointment further strengthens our executive management team.”


Iain Wright said:

“I am pleased to be joining Old Mutual Wealth at an exciting time for the business and I am looking forward to playing my part in its future success.”

 

 

For more information contact

Tim Skelton-SmithOld Mutual Wealth02380 916 99807824 145 076tim.skelton-smith@omwealth.com

Notes to Editors:

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.

Old Mutual Wealth oversees £131.3 billion in customer investments (as at 30 September 2017).

It has an adviser and customer offering spanning: Financial advice; investment platforms; multi-asset and single strategy 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; Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers; discretionary fund management business, Quilter Cheviot; and Old Mutual Wealth’s multi-asset investment solutions business.

Old Mutual Global Investors (‘OMGI’) is the asset management business of Old Mutual Wealth with £39.8bn funds under management (as at 30 September 2017). On the 19th December 2017, Old Mutual Wealth announced that it has agreed to sell its Single Strategy asset management business to the Single Strategy Management team and funds managed by TA Associates. The proposed transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. 

Following managed separation from Old Mutual plc, Old Mutual Wealth will rebrand to Quilter plc. Each of the businesses within the Quilter Plc group will be rebranded over a two-year period, with the exception of Quilter Cheviot, which will retain its existing name.

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 (as at 31 December 2016) customers across the world and has a total of £212.3 billion of assets under management (as at 30 June 2017).

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