Business advisory firm Deloitte has added two financial services specialists, Andrew Berry and Scott Thomson, to its risk data and analytics team.
Andrew Berry was previously SAS UK’s financial services sales support leader, working with global and UK banks over the last 10 years, and previously an information architect with National Australia Group Europe. Berry will be based in Deloitte’s Edinburgh office as a Director, and will help build the firm’s banking data and analytics capabilities with a focus on Scotland.
Scott Thomson has over 20 years’ insurance experience, having worked for Aviva for over 10 years and then at SAS UK financial services and EXL Services. Prior to this, he provided analytics advisory services to general insurers during his time at PwC. Thomson joins the accounting and consulting firm in London as a Director and will support the growth and investment in data analytics across the insurance sector.
Commenting on the senior appointments, Paul Garel-Jones, head of financial services risk data and analytics, says: “Analytics is key to enabling our clients to grow their businesses in a controlled and cost effective way. Deloitte continues to invest significantly in both analytics technology such as cognitive computing and in our analytics team. I am therefore delighted that Andrew and Scott are joining to support the development of our retail banking and insurance sectors.”
A recent study from Deloitte's Financial Services team found that UK's alternative finance market for SMEs and personal loans is booming, growing from almost nothing to £2.7 billion in the space of just five years.