Scottish Widows boosts institutional team

The fund manager has hired Mirja Lehmler-Brown, a former leverage finance banker, to cover its insitutional mandates.

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, the asset management arm of the Lloyds TSB Group, has hired Mirja as an investment manager in its private equity team. 

Lehmler-Brown will report to Billy Gilmore, an investment director, and will be responsible for managing private equity institutional mandates.

In a career spanning over 13 years, Lehmler-Brown has held a number of senior positions in the industry, including executive director at Goldman Sachs International, where she was a member of its European leveraged finance team, covering the Nordic and German regions.

In the five years since the move into private equity, Scottish Widows has committed almost £650 million to private equity funds on behalf of its clients.