Old Mutual Global Investors appoints chief technology officer

Old Mutual Global Investors has hired a new chief technology officer as the firm ensures its operating systems can deal with intended growth. 

The new CTO, Simon Stratford, reports to OMGI chief operating officer Paul Nathan.

Stratford will be responsible for planning the rollout and improvement of OMGI’s technology.

He moved to the company on 3 February from consultancy Investit, where he led the IT Value Service.

Stratford will also have a major role in OMGI’s  “target operating model” project, which will fuse the Skandia and OMGI platforms together, a focus for this year.

Richard Cooke will continue as head of IT and will now be reporting to Stratford.  

Nathan says: “As we focus on building a solid foundation to support our future growth ambitions, as well as ensuring that we continue to provide a top quality client service, we believe that it is important that we ensure that we have the best technological and data solutions in place.”