Standard Life Investments

Press Release

MyFolio - New shoots for a spring of growth

20  March  2014

Global investment manager, Standard Life Investments today confirmed that it has completed the expansion of its MyFolio Fund Solutions team, with the most recent appointment of Joe Wiggins* as Senior Investment Analyst. Joe, who will report to Bambos Hambi, Head of Fund of Funds Management, will be based in London and will be responsible for analysing the Corporate Bond, Asian Equity and Property sectors.

Joe’s appointment follows the recent arrival of Daniel Reynolds* and Mark Lane* as Investment Analysts, growing the team to a size of nine members and making it one of the largest Fund of Funds research teams in the industry.

Bambos Hambi, Head of Fund of Funds Management, Standard Life Investments, said of the appointments;

Bambos Hambi

“Our MyFolio range of funds broke through the £4bn mark in January 2014, making it one of the fastest growing product ranges in Standard Life Investments’ history. In the last financial year alone, the range has witnessed around 80% growth in assets, so it is little wonder that we have felt the need to recruit and bolster the industry leading research capability we offer.

“I am delighted to welcome Joe, Mark and Daniel into the team and believe that with over 30 years of combined experience in the industry, their contribution to our research capability will be significant and will help us continue to deliver for our clients.”

2013 saw the Fund Solutions team win the ‘Best Fund of Funds’ award at the Investment Week Fund Manager of the Year Awards and the MyFolio Income range won the ‘Best New Fund Launch’ category in the Professional Adviser Awards 2013. The MyFolio fund range also contributed significantly to Standard Life Investments recording the highest industry wide net retail sales during 2013.

*Joe Wiggins - brief bio:
March 2014 - Joined Standard Life Investments
2011 – 2014 - Stamford Associates Limited, Investment Analyst
2007 – 2011 - Principal Investment Management, Investment Manager
2004 – 2007 - Chelsea Financial Services, Research Assistant

*Mark Lane - brief bio:
January 2014 - Joined Standard Life Investments
2008 - 2013 - Bestinvest Brokers Ltd, Senior Research Analyst

*Daniel Reynolds - brief bio:
December 2013 - Joined Standard Life Investments
2000 – 2013 - Standard Life Client Management, Private Client Manager