Articles - Mercer announces new UK Head of Fiduciary Management


 Mercer has announced Ben Gunnee as its new UK Head of Fiduciary Management. Mr Gunnee will start his new role in January 2015 and will be responsible for maintaining existing client relationships and for continuing to grow Mercer’s fiduciary management business in the UK. He will report into Michael Dempsey, European Head of Fiduciary Management. Mercer currently has 228 clients with £24.3bn assets under management across the European market.

 Mr Dempsey said: “We are delighted to welcome Ben into his new role. Ben is well known to the UK Investments business and we are confident that, with his experience and energy, he will prove to be an excellent appointment as we continue to see strong demand for our support and services from the UK market.”

 Mr Gunnee added: “I am extremely excited and proud to have been asked to lead Mercer’s Fiduciary Management business in the UK. We have a fantastic team and my role will be to ensure, building on Mercer’s breadth of intellectual capital, that we continue to provide market leading, innovative solutions and the highest level of client service.”

 Mr Gunnee has been at Mercer for over 12 years, and currently heads up its Investments business in the Middle East, delivering both advice and fiduciary management services. Under his stewardship Mercer Investments has grown and strengthened its presence across the region. Prior to this Mr Gunnee was Director of the Mercer Sentinel Group, a specialist investment operations consulting group, for seven years. He joined Mercer's Investments Business in February 2002 and has previously worked for the UK investment regulator and a major Life Assurance Company.

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