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SWIP appoints head of UK business development

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership has appointed Ominder Dhillon as new head of UK business development.

Dhillon was previously John Morrell & Associates as director of investment, he brings over eight years business development and client service experience to the role.

Commenting on his appointment Dhillon says " I am very excited to be given this opportunity. Pension funds in the UK are the foundation on which the success of the investment partnership rests. We are completely committed to establishing a reputation for innovation and best practice that will add value to our clients’ portfolios."


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