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Standard Life head of platforms joins Vanguard UK

Standard Life head of platform sales Nick Blake is leaving the firm to join Vanguard.

Blake, who currently manages 35 account and implementation managers for Standard Life’s wrap division, joins Vanguard as its head of sales.

Blake will be responsible for building Vanguard’s business development and service team.

Blake says: “Vanguard’s entry to the UK market is a significant moment and will further accelerate the move towards advisers anchoring their client propositions around life and financial planning. I am very excited to be working with Vanguard to meet their objectives in the UK.”

Vanguard Investments UK managing director Tom Rampulla say:”Nick’s contribution will be critical as we reach out to the IFA market and help to provide them with the education, resources and low-cost, highly disciplined investments they need to serve their clients.”

Vanguard is expected to be launching a number of retail funds later this year.


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