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Sanlam UK expands its Employee Benefits division with key hires


Sanlam UK, part of Sanlam Limited, the international AA+ rated financial services group, has today announced the appointment of three new employee benefits consultants, in a move intended to support the growth of its employee benefits division.
Richard Haynes, Joanne Neary and Adam Percival all join from global insurance and risk management firm Arthur J. Gallagher.
Haynes, Neary, and Percival will add to Sanlam’s existing employee benefits team, dealing with group pensions, group risk and healthcare, and will bring the number of Sanlam UK consultants advising corporate clients up to 12.
Jonathan Polin, Group Chief Executive, Sanlam UK said: “These appointments are strong additions to our business, and reflect our commitment to building a market-leading proposition. They will help deliver an even better service to clients whilst supporting our offering in the employee benefit space.
Elliott Silk, Head of Employee Benefits at Sanlam, also comments: “These key hires will help Sanlam’s employee benefits division in the next stage of its growth strategy. Richard, Joanne and Adam each bring with them a wealth of experience, and their appointments will further bolster Sanlam’s Employee Benefits division. With so many changes in the workplace, from auto-enrolment, flexible benefits and healthcare, it is vital that employers and their staff are up-to-date on recent reforms and have the platforms in place to support each other to the best of their ability.”  


Notes to editors
Sanlam Limited is an international AA+ rated financial services group with a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and a market capitalisation of £7 billion. Established in 1918, the group provides a range of services to over 10 million clients globally, including insurance, financial planning, investments and wealth management.
Sanlam UK is led by CEO Jonathan Polin. The firm consists of a number of long established businesses, including:

  • Sanlam Wealth Planning: The national financial adviser with £1 billion of client assets under advice and 70 UK-based advisers
  • Sanlam Private Wealth: The discretionary fund manager with £2.2 billion of client assets under management
  • Sanlam Investments & Pensions: The life and pensions business with in excess of £2.7 billion of assets under administration
  • Sanlam FOUR: The boutique asset management and fund business which manages over £5.9 billion in both single strategy and long only funds and specialist multi-asset solutions.
  • In total, the firm has nearly £9 billion of assets under management or influence
  • Sanlam UK attained its size, strength and reputation by leveraging the benefits of having a large secure South African parent company while focussing on individual client service delivered locally in the UK.

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