View more on these topics

Taylor quits for corporate pension role at Widows

John Taylor is leaving Standard Life after 12 years to join Scottish Widows as market director (corporate pensions).

Taylor, latterly marketing director and responsible for promoting Standard Life Wrap, will replace Robert Wyllie, who has been appointed to the new role of market director, personal investments and retirement planning.

Wyllie, Taylor and former Prudential investment director Gordon Greig, recently recruited as head of savings and investments, will all report to managing director (marketing and distribution) Andy Briggs. Taylor and Gordon join in May.

Briggs says: “Scottish Widows is an ambitious organisation that rightly strives to be a leader in each of its chosen markets. Resting on the laurels of a robust set of 2006 results is, therefore, not an option. Robert is one of Scottish Widows’ most experienced marketing directors and John and Gordon both bring with them years of industry knowledge.

“Through strengthening the senior team of the marketing & distribution division, we are better placed to continue to deliver maximum value for customers, advisers and shareholders.”


Off the Mark

Poor Aegon PR Mark Locke. After bragging to his wife and anyone who would listen that three female MM reporters planned to undress in his hotel room, he was disappointed to hear that they changed into their frocks for the MM awards in colleague Margaret Robertson’s room.The porter, however, was not disappointed when he came […]

Noble takes over First State Aim VCT

Noble Fund Managers is taking over management of First State’s Aim VCT in a move that will also see First State fund manger Paul Jourdan and his 16m British smaller companies fund also join NFM as part of the deal.

Child’s play for SVM

Edinburgh-based SVM Asset Management has made two of its investment trusts available through a savings scheme for children.

Spring has sprung

Well, it’s been lovely to see a little bit of sunshine, even if it was only a brief appearance. I live in Scotland so, believe me, it was very brief.  Of course, with even the tiniest hint of spring, thoughts turn to the inevitable clearout that must take place.  And that got me to thinking […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


    Leave a comment


    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers.  Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and advice.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm