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Swip appoints director of equities

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership has appointed head of global equities William Low as director of equities.

Low joined Swip in April 2011 and since that time has headed up Swip’s global equities team.  He joined Swip from BlackRock where he worked for 15 years, most recently as director and portfolio manager leading its Europe, Australasia and Far East portfolio team.

In his new role, Low will have overall responsibility for the global equity, specialist equity, dealing and governance teams. 

He replaces Andrew November, who will take up the newly-created role of investment propositions director. November will focus on developing Swip’s investment proposition for Lloyds Banking Group’s customers. 



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