SEI has appointed Nigel Aston as its new sales director for defined contribution.In this role Aston will be responsible for driving the company’s DC business throughout the EMEA region, which will include growing SEI’s master trust and its DC governance solution.
Aston has held a number of roles in the pensions industry. Prior to joining SEI he was senior managing director at State Street Global Advisors, where he was responsible for global workplace strategy and ESG. He also previously held roles at Standard Life, AXA and technology startup DCisions, spanning areas including investment design, sales, marketing and communication.
Steve Charlton, managing director of DC, EMEA and Asia, for SEI’s UK Institutional Group, said: “[Aston’s] experience and expertise will be invaluable as we continue to expand our master trust offering.Communicating the master trust’s benefits to prospective employers and members is critical to how much we can improve members’ retirement outcomes.”
Aston says: “After working with numerous pension and investment firms, both large and small, I’m convinced that few are getting it completely right, and many are actually getting it quite wrong.
“SEI is big enough to matter, small enough to care and nimble enough to make rapid improvements in how we deliver the retirement that everyone deserves.”