Standard Life Investments grows U.S. capability

06 June 2012

Standard Life Investments, the global investment manager, has today announced the appointment of Jack Boyce as Managing Director, Head of US Distribution in Boston, along with two additional senior executives to support clients and consultants.

The new hires join an expanding office at Standard Life Investments’ US HQ in Boston and add to a team that meets a wide variety of needs among institutional investors.

Jack joins from Pinebridge, based in New York, where previously he was Managing Director and Co-Head of Global Distribution.

In addition, John Grybauskas has been appointed Senior Vice-President Client Services, arriving from Blackrock in Boston where he was Director Global Client Group for US and Canada Institutional. Deborah Drachman has also been appointed as Vice President Consultant Relations and joins from Citadel Asset Management in New York where she was Senior Vice President Global Distribution.

Jack will be responsible for contributing to the successful execution of Standard Life Investments global strategic plan, with focus on the US. He will work directly with Colin Clark, Director of the Global Client Group and Bill Perry, CEO Standard Life Investments USA. The appointments will further bolster the existing 40 strong team in Boston, that also includes people dedicated to US and global equities, fixed income, and the Global Absolute Return Strategies (GARS) portfolio.

Colin Clark, Director, Global Client Group, Standard Life Investments said:

"Jack, John and Deborah are a welcome addition to the Standard Life Investments team in Boston. It’s an exciting time to join, as we are committed to seeing our worldwide goals realised and success in the US is a major priority."

Bill Perry, CEO, Standard Life Investments USA said:

"Jack will lead our US business development and sales team working closely with our global colleagues.

"All three people bring with them strong performance track records, experience and knowledge which will prove invaluable to our clients - adding considerably to what is already a strong and talented team, focused on helping clients achieve their investment goals."

Concise CV – John T (Jack) Boyce

Educational/Professional Qualifications  
MA Psychology, BA Merrimack College, North Andover.
Professional Experience  
2009 - 2011 Managing Director, Co-Head of Distribution – Pinebridge Investments
2007 - 2009 Managing Director, Head of Americas – Pinebridge/AIG Investments
1999 - 2007 Senior Vice President - General Electric Asset Management
1986 – 1999 Vice President Marketing and Sales – Diversified Investment

Concise CV – John Grybauskas

Educational/Professional Qualifications  
Chartered Financial Analyst  
BS Finance and Management, Northeastern University, Boston
Professional Experience  
2005 – 2012 Director, Global Client Group, US & Canada Institutional - Blackrock
2004 - 2005 Vice President, Client Advisor - State Street Research & Management
2001 – 2004 Assistant Vice-President, Client Service
2000 – 2001 Client Service Associate
1998 – 2000 Investment Analyst, Metlife Investment Strategies Group
1997 - 1998 Treasury Analyst – ManagedComp
1993 – 1996 Commercial Lending Financial Analyst – New England Financial

Concise CV – Deborah Drachman

Educational/Professional Qualifications  
BA Political Science, Syracuse University, NY
Professional Experience  
2010 – 2011 Senior V-P Global Distribution – Citadel Asset Management
2001 – 2010 Senior V-P Consultant Relations, ING Investment Management
1994 – 2000 Director-Consulting Marketing/Client Service – SG Cowen Asset
1988 - 1994 Investment Consultant - SEI Capital Resources