Standard Life Wealth, the discretionary fund manager, has appointed David Biddle as Senior Business Development Manager (BDM) with responsibility for engagement with Professional Connections throughout the UK.
Biddle will report to Ronnie Binnie, Head of Business Development. The new role creates a dedicated resource for Professional Connections at Standard Life Wealth and recognises the distinct needs of lawyers, accountants and trustees.
Commenting on the appointment, Ronnie Binnie, Head of Business Development, Standard Life Wealth, says: “We are delighted that David has joined Standard Life Wealth as Senior Business Development Manager with responsibility for further developing relationships with Professional Connections.
“We have ambitious plans to grow our Professional Connections business and this appointment signals our commitment to this very important market. David will work closely with our dedicated Client Portfolio Manager teams across the UK, in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and Edinburgh. He will also be working closely with our recently appointed Charity Specialist, Julie Hutchison.”
Biddle has over 20 years’ experience of working with leading private client specialists having previously been Head of Business Development at Kleinwort Benson Private Bank and Schroders Private Banking. He also held senior positions at Royal Bank of Canada and Cazenove Capital Management.
Standard Life Wealth offer bespoke, independent wealth management services to high net worth private clients, charities and professional trustees, offering both a conventional approach to wealth management and asset protection and target return strategies.