The Fry Group, a global financial advisory group specialising in working with British expats in Singapore and around the world, has announced that it will appoint Huw Wedlock as CEO of its Singapore operation.
In this role, Wedlock will spearhead the company’s growth in Singapore and drive its expansion in Asia. He will replace David Pugh, who after running The Fry Group’s business in Singapore for eight years, will be returning to the UK later this year to join the group’s board in a global sales and marketing role.
Wedlock, pictured, brings 20 years’ industry experience to his new role. He joins from Old Mutual International, where he has spent 15 years working with financial advisers in multiple jurisdictions, most recently as Area Manager, ASEAN, for the past five years. Previously, he worked as a Business Consultant with Skandia UK prior to the acquisition by Old Mutual, and prior to that he worked for Friends Provident for three years as a business consultant.
His experience of working with financial advisers and as a business leader, including significant time spent in ASEAN, makes him the ideal candidate to continue building on the success of The Fry Group’s Singapore operation, and also across the broader region as the business looks to continue its expansion. He will leverage his high level of business and technical expertise to further improve the quality of The Fry Group’s offering around financial, tax and investment planning for expats.
Huw Wedlock said, “I am delighted to be joining The Fry Group to head up its business in Singapore and contribute to its expansion in Asia. Its reputation as a top-flight adviser and its excellent local team, not to mention its award-winning service, ideally position the business to expand its client base and service offering in the region. I look forward to contributing to its next exciting phase of growth and improvement.”
David Pugh added, “Huw’s appointment will help the business to build on the impressive progress we have made in Asia over the last few years. His experience of working with financial advisers and as a business leader will further raise the standard and variety of advice we offer our expat clients, and be a great asset to the firm as it continues to grow. It will be exciting to see the business continue to flourish under Huw’s leadership”
Ian Kloss, head of region of South-East Asia and CEO for Singapore at Old Mutual International, said, “Huw has long been an advocate for better client outcomes through high quality financial advice and increased professionalism in the industry, and this makes him the ideal candidate to lead The Fry Group’s Singapore operation. We wish him every success in his new role, where his insights and knowledge will benefit both the business and its clients in Asia. We thank him for his dedication in building Old Mutual International’s business in Southeast Asia and congratulate The Fry Group for appointing a great professional as their new regional leader.”