SEI appoints new head of asset distribution

SEI veteran's expertise and experience will be crucial in expanding Canadian strategic partnerships

SEI appoints new head of asset distribution

SEI has announced Karla Webster Gill as its managing director and head of Asset Management Distribution for SEI Investments Canada.

Gill brings more than 27 years of experience, including 16 years at SEI, to her new role.

"Karla's commitment to helping our clients achieve greater results and the tremendous relationships she's built are a testament to SEI's mission to build brave futures through the power of connection,” said Wayne Withrow, head of SEI Global Asset Management. “Her expertise and experience will be critical in expanding our strategic partnerships in Canada.”

"As we focus on seizing opportunities to execute against SEI's key strategic areas of talent, culture, and growth, her appointment reflects our efforts to promote internal mobility and evolve leadership."

Gill is taking over the position from Andy Mitchell, who is leaving SEI to seek another opportunity.

"Andy was instrumental in delivering a goals-based framework and investment solutions in Canada, as well as reinforcing our heritage as a pioneer in manager-of-managers global asset management programs. We wish him well in his future endeavors,” Withrow said.

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Gill's responsibilities in her position include supporting the distribution of SEI's investment solutions and strategies, creating specialized asset management programs, and directing the company's vision and business strategy in Canada.

She formerly held positions at BMO Nesbitt Burns before joining SEI Asset Management Distribution as the company's director of Business Development.

Gill is a Personal Financial Planner, and in 2022 she was among a select crop of professionals to receive the RIA’s financial credentials to recognize their specialized knowledge in responsible investing.

"I'm excited to expand my role in helping wealth management organizations face and embrace change, overcome challenges, and grow their businesses,” Gill said, commenting on her appointment. “I look forward to continue strengthening our client relationships and building new ones to deliver investment management solutions aligned to investors' financial goals.”