SLI recruits ex-Skandia WealthSelect head James Millard

Standard Life Investments has appointed ex-Skandia investments director James Millard as investment director on its MyFolio fund solutions team.

Millard will report into head of fund of funds management Bambos Hambi and be responsible for assisting in management of the MyFolio team.

Hambi says: “Having held a number of senior management and board level positions, including cirector of Investments at Old Mutual Wealth and chief investment officer of Skandia Investment Group, I believe that his strategic contribution in helping us achieve strong returns for our clients will be significant.”

Millard says: ““I am delighted to be joining Standard Life Investments market leading MyFolio Fund Solutions team.  I very much look forward to supporting Bambos and the team in managing our suite of investment offerings, ensuring we continue to deliver excellent outcomes for our rapidly expanding client base.”

Millard quit Skandia at the end of 2013 after management of the model portfolio service on its WealthSelect proposition was moved inside Old Mutual Global Investors.

Millard was appointed to head up Skandia’s investment solutions team in December 2012, the team was in charge of creation of the WealthSelect range.