Nigel Aston

nigel aston


Global Head of Defined Contribution Proposition & Strategy, State Street Global Advisors

Nigel is a Senior Managing Director of State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) and the Global Head of Defined Contribution Proposition & Strategy. He helps define the strategic direction of the global DC franchise with specific responsibility for Europe. He leads a team focusing on distribution, proposition development, strategic marketing and client experience. Nigel is a member of SSGA's Senior Leadership Team.

Nigel is a frequent commentator on long term saving and investment issues, as well as being a regular speaker at conferences and in the media. He is a key company liaison with industry, government and regulatory bodies and sits on the Pension Management Institute (PMI) External Affairs Committee, Investment Management Association (IMA) DC Pensions Committee and the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA) Global Committee.

Nigel brings to the role a strong client service background with extensive experience in leading distribution and marketing teams and driving proposition design. He has been involved with workplace investment products for his whole career and is passionate about helping to give savers a more confident retirement.

Prior to joining SSGA, Nigel has worked at large enterprises such as Standard Life where he was head of DC proposition and at AXA as investment strategy director. He was also a director at a technology start-up robo-adviser, focused on understanding investor behaviour and outcomes through data analytics.