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New CEO Of SEI Investments Europe Named

Editorial Staff

7 June 2023

 has appointed Jim London as the CEO of SEI Investments (Europe), succeeding Brett Williams following his retirement. 

He will start the new role on 30 June, pending regulatory approval. London will maintain his responsibilities as head of SEI’s UK private banking and wealth management business, the firm said in a statement this week. London takes over from Brett Williams, who is retiring in June. See more here.

With more than 25 years’ experience in financial services, London serves as chief operating officer for SIEL, overseeing operations, technology, and change management, as well as supporting enterprise risk, resilience, and business continuity planning. 

SEI said it is seeking candidates for the role of chief operating officer for SIEL. 

As head of SEI’s UK private banking and wealth management business, London will lead the delivery of comprehensive technology and operations solutions for UK wealth managers.  

“From strategic growth and acquisitions to market and regulatory changes, Jim has played a critical leadership role in the successful implementation and ongoing engagement of clients in the UK. He continues to lead key initiatives to evolve our operating model, including the exploration and application of emerging technologies to drive efficiency and scale,” Ryan Hicke, CEO of SEI, said.

“The wealth management industry continues to undergo significant transformation, and the UK presents opportunities for SEI to capitalise on this trend,” he continued. 

“Our industry position sets us apart in the competitive landscape, and we have a significant opportunity to accelerate SEI’s growth in the UK market. The future of wealth management is rooted in providing a personalised and connected experience, and our world-class technology and investment solutions connect investors to what matters most and power the future of wealth,” London added.

SEI delivers technology and investment solutions that connect the financial services industry. With capabilities across investment processing, operations, and asset management, SEI said it works with corporations, financial institutions and professionals, and ultra-high net worth families to solve problems, manage change and help protect assets – for growth today and in the future, with about $1.3 trillion in assets.