Simon Stratford joins as Chief Technology Officer

Reporting to Paul Nathan, Chief Operating Officer, Simon will be responsible for directing Old Mutual Global Investors’ technology and data roadmaps.  In addition, he will also be a key contributor to a Target Operating Model project, which is a core focus for the company this year.  Richard Cooke will continue as Head of IT and will now be reporting to Simon.   

Simon brings deep and extensive industry experience to Old Mutual Global Investors, having spent over 20 years working in the industry.  Previous roles include being Global Director of IT at Henderson and also leading the IT Value Service at the consultancy Investit. 

Paul Nathan comments “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.  Simon’s wealth of industry and IT experience will be invaluable to us as we develop our solutions.”

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  1. 1.            Old Mutual Global Investors:

With assets under management of over £15.2 billon*, Old Mutual Global Investors has grown strongly since its creation in August 2012.    Old Mutual Global Investors is the asset management division of Old Mutual Wealth.  The team consists of 172 industry professionals, including a team of 44 investment professionals. As part of Old Mutual Group it has a strong financial parent to support the activation of its business strategy. To find out more information please go to:

  1. 2.            Old Mutual Wealth:

Old Mutual Wealth, comprising Skandia and Old Mutual Global Investors, provides wealth management solutions such as investments, pensions and life assurance to help financial advisers manage their clients’ wealth. The business currently oversees £76 billion* in customer investments (as at 30 September 2013) and has operations in the UK, Continental Europe and various international markets. Its strategy is to combine asset management with product and platform expertise, in order to grow further as a modern, integrated wealth management business that enables positive futures for its customers.

Old Mutual Wealth is a core part of Old Mutual plc, a leading international long-term savings, investment and protection Group. Based in London, it is trusted by more than 14 million customers across the world. For over 167 years, it has been serving the growing insurance and investment needs of local customers, companies and their advisers. Old Mutual’s vision is to become its customers’ most trusted partner, being passionate about helping them achieve their lifetime financial goals.

*as at 30 September 2013

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Old Mutual Global Investors is the trading name of Old Mutual Global Investors (UK) Limited, Old Mutual Fund Managers Limited and Old Mutual Investment Management Limited.  Old Mutual Global Investors (UK) Limited is registered in England & Wales under number 02949554, Old Mutual Fund Managers Limited is registered in England & Wales under number 01825772 and Old Mutual Investment Management Limited is registered in England & Wales under number 4227837. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority with FCA register numbers 171847, 1193240, 208543 respectively, VAT number 386 1301 59. OMGI 02/14/0001.