Mercer has appointed Ben Gunnee as the new UK Head of its Fiduciary Management. Gunnee, who currently works in the firm’s Investments business, will commence with his new job in January 2015. In his role as Head of Fiduciary Management, he will be responsible for maintaining existing client relationships and further growing Mercer’s fiduciary management business in the UK.
Ben 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 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.
“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,” comments Gunnee on his new challenge.
Gunnee will report into Michael Dempsey, European Head of Fiduciary Management at the HR consulting firm. “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,” says Dempsey.
Mercer currently has more than 220 clients with £24.3 billion assets under management across the European market.