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20 December 2019
“Scottish Widows has appointed Maria Nazarova-Doyle as its new Head of Pension Investment Propositions. She will join the business in January 2020.
Focusing on ensuring Scottish Widows best serves the needs of its customers, Maria will lead the investments proposition team to help achieve its ambitious growth plans across its financial planning and retirement activity, including in the workplace and master trust space.
Joining from Mercer, Maria will be responsible for recommending fund and investment changes that will offer customers a compelling default choice and value for money investments, while incorporating the insurer’s sustainability agenda. With more than 12 years’ financial services experience, Maria brings strong asset management market insight to Scottish Widows. During her time at Mercer, she led, formulated and executed the marketing strategy, with the goal of increasing its market share in Defined Contribution (DC) consulting, financial planning and master trust areas. Maria has also held a wide range of responsibilities at JLT, where she was Head of DC Investment Consulting for several years. She advised DC and group personal pension trust schemes and was the key driver behind launching the company’s workplace pension scheme offering.
Her appointment comes following Scottish Widows’ significant investment in workplace pensions, including the acquisition of Zurich’s workplace pension scheme. Scottish Widows also received authorisation for its Master Trust in 2019 from The Pension Regulator.
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