SEI appoints Sales Director of Defined Contribution

SEI has appointed Nigel Aston as Sales Director of Defined Contribution (DC) for SEI’s UK Institutional Group. 

Based in London, Aston will oversee SEI’s DC business development for the EMEA region, continuing to grow SEI’s Master Trust, the company’s DC governance solution.
Aston has a long and successful track record of driving DC strategies. Prior to joining SEI, Aston most recently served as a 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.  
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 great retirements that everyone deserves. I’m really excited to be joining a company that is building pensions innovations that are not just different—they’re fundamentally better.”
Steve Charlton, Managing Director of DC, EMEA and Asia, for SEI’s UK Institutional Group, adds: “Nigel’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. We look forward to Nigel’s focus in this area and are delighted to welcome him to the team.”