Quilter hires former SLA platform boss David Tiller

Quilter hires former SLA platform boss David Tiller
David Tiller, commercial and propositions director at Quilter

Former Standard Life Aberdeen platform head David Tiller has joined Quilter as commercial and propositions director to help grow its adviser platform.

Tiller will oversee the firm’s portfolio management technology, investment solutions, adviser tools, and its platform to improve client experience.

He will report to Steven Levin, chief executive officer of Quilter’s platform and Quilter Investors.

Tiller has been in the platform industry for years having most recently held the role of global head of client technology solutions at Standard Life Aberdeen, where he was responsible for the Standard Life Wrap and Elevate platforms.

According to his LinkedIn, Tiller left in January 2021, shortly after Standard Life Aberdeen put its Parmenion platform up for sale.

Tiller is also a non-executive director at Origo Services.

Tiller said: “Success means helping our adviser partners prevail in an increasingly digital world through enhancing the overall client experience and outcomes driven through our propositions.

“Although there has been a huge amount of change in the past year, advisers using Quilter know their clients’ assets are already on a modern agile platform that is well placed to advance and evolve. 

“With Quilter’s capabilities today looking like other platforms’ aspirational roadmaps, I am really excited about what we will achieve with our next phase of digital innovation and how much we can help clients and advisers.”

Quilter completed its re-platforming from Old Mutual Wealth earlier this year.

The investment platform, which has been based in Southampton since 1979, managed £64.3bn of customer investments as at March 31, 2021.

In the first half of 2021, the Quilter platform recorded net inflows of £1.8bn, up 80 per cent on the same period last year, with over 2,700 advice firms having conducted more business on the platform - albeit these figures are slightly skewed due to the impact of the pandemic on markets last year.

Levin added: “David brings a huge amount of experience in bringing together capabilities of multiple functions, while ensuring that clients are at the front and centre of our business. We also want to showcase to advisers the increased functionality and assistance we can bring to their businesses. 

“With David on board, I believe we are in a great position to do just that and help propel our propositions forward over the long-term.”


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