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Standard&#39s Craig in move to ScotEq

Scottish Equitable has rec ruited Standard Life&#39s pension guru Margaret Craig as pensions development managers.

Craig is currently senior technical manager in Stan dard Life&#39s marketing department. She joins ScotEq on November 20 and will work alongside Stewart Ritchie and Steven Cameron.

She is a specialist in pension legislation and has a background in pensions and marketing from Noble Lowndes, Sun Alliance and Brad stock Blunt. She has been an IFA and has been with Standard Life for 11 years with Standard Life.

Ritchie says: “Margaret is one of a small group of people who are expert both in their understanding and communication of pensions.”


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