Momentum Pensions Group has added a new business development manager in Middle East, as it looks expand its adviser interaction, due to a recent run of success.
Bernie Saker has joined the company as business development manager for the Middle East, the company said in a statement announcing the move. Based in the UAE, Saker brings a “wealth of technical knowledge and experience”, having worked in financial services for over 30 years.
She has concentrated on the pensions arena for over years, with the last two years with Harbour Pensions in Malta (recently purchased by the STM Group.)
Saker said that she was excited to be joining Momentum Pensions “at this stage in their development”, pointing to the company’s SIPP offering a key reason for her wanting to join.
“They are one of the most established SIPP players in the international market place as well as being a multi-jurisdictional product provider and I am looking forward to working closely with regulated advisers across the Middle East and Asia Pacific Region, by providing sales, technical and administrative support,” she said.
Saker holds numerous financial qualifications and is in the process of completing her Life and Pensions exams, Momentum said.
Craig Cheyne, Momentum Pensions group head of sales said that the company has created the new role driven by the “need to have more day to day interaction with advisers” in the region.
“Bernie is hugely respected in the Gulf Region in particular, as well as emerging markets in the Far East,” he said.