Standard Life Investments U.S. Sales Team Adds Insurance Expertise

29 August 2014

Standard Life Investments, the global investment manager, today announced the appointment of Jim Giacin as Head of Insurance Business Development based in Boston.   

Jim  Giacin

Jim joins an expanding office at Standard Life Investments' US headquarters and adds to a team focused on providing a variety of solutions for institutional investors.

Previously Jim was a Director in the Financial Institutions Group at Bancorp Services, LLC. He has been in the corporate finance and investment business for more than 20 years with extensive experience executing structured finance and investment management transactions in the financial institution marketplace. He also has a deep understanding of the tax, accounting, and regulatory guidelines related to those transactions.

Jim will be reporting to Eric Roberts, Head of US Institutional Sales, Standard Life Investments, who said:

"Jim's experience and knowledge are a valuable resource in our initiative to provide insurance companies with a range of investment solutions.  We are excited to have him join our team and know that he will make an important contribution."

This is a new role in the United States for Standard Life Investments and is an important component in the firm's strategic initiative to offer solutions for insurance companies.

"We feel that our investment capabilities are clearly aligned with the needs of financial institutions," said Jack Boyce, Managing Director, Head of US Distribution. "Jim is a key addition to our already strong team and we look forward to developing a strong presence in this important market."