Equip appoints head of retirement

Equip has promoted Sam Higgie from product strategy consultant to the newly-created senior leadership role of head of retirement.

Higgie had also held roles at Colonial First State and SS&C and would lead the expansion of the retirement offering of Equip.

Higgie’s promotion followed the appointment of Andrew Howard as chief investment officer, who joined from Hostplus earlier this month.

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Scott Cameron, Equip chief executive, said Higgie’s appointment reinforced the fund’s commitment to retirement outcomes for future and current pension members.

“Helping our members have the best retirement possible is the reason we do what we do, and the appointment of Sam as our head of retirement reinforces our commitment to members’ retirement outcomes,” said Cameron.

“In his role, Sam will assist us in continuing to grow and develop our offer to help our members get the most out of their retirement with a fund they can trust.”

Higgie said: “I am delighted to be taking on the role of ensuring our members are well serviced as they prepare for and enjoy their retirement.

“Retirement can take some planning, so we’re always on the lookout for ways to keep it simple for our members and support them with products and services that help them have the retirement they deserve.”

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