Buckley brings with him a 26 year track record in the fund management industry, spending 12 of them at HSBC building its asset management business in both the UK and the Middle East.
Buckley is expected to join the firm in January as well as being appointed to the Scottish Widows board.
Scottish Widows chief executive and chairman of SWIP Archie Kane says: “Dean brings many years’ experience in fund management to the role both as a portfolio manager and as a business leader. His experience spans UK and overseas markets. He is therefore well placed to take SWIP’s business forward, building on its success across institutional, retail and international markets.”
Buckley says: “”SWIP has established itself as a leading fund manager with a strong track record across key markets in the UK and internationally. SWIP’s global business continues to expand and I’m therefore excited to be appointed CEO and look forward to working with the team to build on this success.”