Sanlam Limited is an international financial services group with a listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and a market capitalisation of £9.64 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.
The firm consists of a number of long-established businesses, including:

  • Sanlam Private Wealth: The discretionary fund manager with £4.6 billion of client assets under management

  • Sanlam Investments: The boutique asset management and fund business which manages over £5.4 billion in both single strategy and long only funds, specialist multi-asset solutions and captive fund solutions.

  • Sanlam Investments & Pensions: The life and pensions business with in excess of £3.2 billion of assets under administration

  • Sanlam Wealth Planning: The national financial adviser with nearly £2 billion of client assets under advice and 60 UK-based advisers

  • Sanlam Partnerships: The network for financial planners with membership of over 100 IFAs

In total, the firm has over c £14 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.
Based in our Bristol office; we are currently looking for a Client Manager to join our Wealth Planning team on a permanent basis. This new role will sit at the centre of key developments in our service offering and will help shape the evolution of how we engage with clients, both existing and new.
The role

  • Day to day you will be responsible for developing client relationships through responding to enquiries from new and existing clients and identifying opportunities to deliver advice and wealth management services. This will be measured through referrals to our advisory teams and adoption of our Light Touch advice services

  • As a strong communicator you will successfully engage clients in line with targets and ongoing service standards. This will be achieved through reacting to incoming queries and proactively contacting an existing client bank.

  • You will champion our new Light Touch services, from contributing to process innovation and improvement through to client set-up and ultimate delivery of streamlined advice.

  • With respect to process innovation you will be able to demonstrate idea origination through to delivery via project management and collaboration with key stakeholders

  • With respect to advice delivery, this will require ongoing professional development and CDP as well as gaining qualifications where required and where complimentary to the role

To assist reporting to the wider business you will keep accurate client files and maintain and develop management information relating to client engagement and service delivery via our back-office system
Skills and Capabilities
To be successful in this role you will require strong inter-personal and communication skills, and enjoy building relationships with both clients and colleagues across different departments. You will have experience of client management, ideally within financial advisory or wealth management and either as a relationship/account manager or in a support role. You will have achieved (or be close to achieving) a level 4 qualification in investment management or financial planning, and have a good understanding of retail investments and pensions.
The ideal candidate will be:

  • A self-starter

  • Entrepreneurial

  • Highly organised

  • Good in a flat structure

  • Eager to make things happen

 Sanlam is an equal opportunities employer and promotes an inclusive working environment where employees respect and value each other's diversity. If you are interested in applying for this role, please email  with a copy of your CV attached.

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