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Skandia Investment Group head of UK sales quits

Skandia Investment Group head of UK sales Andrew Blair has resigned to join boutique Mirabaud Investment Management as joint sales and marketing director, Money Marketing can reveal.

The firm is in the process of finding a replacement for Blair, who is leaving in the autumn.

SIG chief sales and marketing officer Rob Williams says: “SIG’s distinctive investment model is continuing to gain traction in the UK and so we have exciting prospects for growth. While it is always disappointing to lose an individual, we do have an experienced UK sales team whose members will be able to help drive forward our business while we find a successor. Andrew has made a great contribution and we wish him well for the future.”

A Mirabaud spokesman says: “This appointment forms part of Mirabaud’s initiative to build a strong UK and continental European business. Further details will be announced in due course.”


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