People Moves: KPMG, Woodbrook Group

KPMG has announced that Abhijit Rawal has joined the international consultancy firm as a strategy partner with a specific focus on the wealth sector.

Rawal has over 13 years of global advisory and industry experience across strategy, business transformation, retail distribution and new customer propositions. Rawal will work with colleagues from across KPMG’s advisory practices to help firms with their growth, deals and overall strategic and digital agenda.

Richard Clarke, UK head of wealth management, KPMG, said: “Demographic shifts, technological advancements and rapidly changing client expectations are driving unprecedented change in the wealth management sector. We are investing in our advisory capabilities to make sure we continue to offer our clients the best support at this exciting time. Abhijit brings with him extensive experience from the UK and global markets that our team and clients will benefit from.”

Rawal added: “KPMG recognises the changes, opportunities and imperatives for the wealth management sector created by societal and industry change. It is investing in broadening its capabilities to help firms capitalise on that change. It’s an exciting time to take on this new role and I look forward to helping wealth management participants transform their businesses for the digital age.”

Woodbrook Group
Woodbrook Group Wealth Division, the Cyprus-based financial advisory and corporate services company, has announced the appointment of Mark Slevin as regional manager Cyprus.

Slevin takes up this role from beginning of May 2018 and he will be based at the Woodbrook Group Head Office in Limassol. Mark has many years of experience working both as an IFA and as a team leader and brings a wealth of experience to Woodbrook.

The Woodbrook Group said it “recognises the need for all clients to have total confidence in their financial advisers, and exceptional client service is an essential part of this. Slevin will ensure that the Group’s obligation to client support and service is fully achieved in the region. This major appointment is a key element of the Woodbrook Group’s strategy to grow and develop the company as it opens new offices around the world.”

Christopher Copper-Ind
Christopher Copper-Ind is Publisher and Editor of International Investment. His previous publishing experience focused largely on the Middle East and emerging markets, and he was Editorial Director of The Business Year, based in Istanbul, for three years before moving back to London in 2017. He is the author of How to Negotiate, to be published by Macmillan in 2019.

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