Latest news and announcements from the Embark Group and its subsidiaries.
The Embark Group and Just Group have successfully migrated a portfolio of drawdown customers from Just’s Flexible Personal Pension to the Embark Platform Personal Pension.Press release | 02 Dec 19
The Embark Group announces the appointment of Phillip Bungey to the proposed future leadership team for their Advance platform business (currently Zurich Sterling ISA Managers Limited) effective 1st December 2019.Press release | 27 Nov 19
The Embark Group announces that Franklin Templeton has committed to acquiring a material stake in the Embark Group, joining existing long-term institutional investors BlackRock, Legg Mason and FNZ, as well as the Merian Chrysalis fund.Press release | 26 Nov 19
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With special expertise in business transformation, Phil brings with him 25 years of global experience across wealth management, asset management, brokerage, insurance and management consulting. Before joining Embark Group in 2013, Phil was Managing Director
and Global Management Committee member at Barclays Wealth where he played a key role in the inception and development of the global infrastructure of this business line for Barclays Plc.
Phil’s previous roles include Managing Director (Finance, Strategy & HR) at Fortis Investments, the global asset manager of the Fortis Group. He has also held Director-level roles at Arthur Andersen, Prudential M&G and Prudential Corporation Asia. During this time, he built up extensive experience of M&A, joint venture partnerships and greenfield business development across Asia, EMEA and the Americas. Externally, Phil is Non-Executive Chairman of BE-IQ Limited, a leading digital behavioural finance business.
Phil holds a first-class degree in Industrial & Business Systems and a post graduate Masters in Strategic Human Resource Management.
Peter began his career at Holden Meehan, an independent wealth manager, in 1989. He joined Forsyth Partners in 1994 as a senior mutual fund analyst and was appointed Chief Investment Officer in 2000. Peter was responsible for the management of traditional and alternative multi-asset funds, with assets at their peak in excess of £1.5 billion.
Peter co-founded of the original Forsyth-OBSR Ratings Service in 2002. He joined OBSR (later Morningstar OBSR) in 2008 and was responsible for establishing the firm’s fund advisory business, as well as continuing in a leadership role within the fund research team. As Investment Director, he worked closely with Head of Investment Consultancy, Gill Hutchison, and they were responsible for the delivery of services to an array of different clients and were important influencers of fund flows in the UK.
In 2014, inspired by their advisory and consultancy work, Peter and Gill founded The Adviser Centre, seeking to provide a fund and investment research service equipped to power advisers’ investment propositions. The service is now part of the Embark Group, for which Peter is also the Chief Investment Officer.
David has worked in pensions for more than 30 years – starting with SSAS, progressing through SIPP and then into Drawdowns in the mid-90s. David went on to take on leadership roles in Product, Marketing and Strategy with GE before moving to Zurich where he was accountable for Retail Pensions, Group Risk and Workplace Platform propositions and was a member of the executive leadership team and various oversight committees.
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