Goldman Sachs Asset Management has announced the appointment of Ed Francis as the managing director to lead its UK fiduciary management businesses. Ed Francis will be based in London.
Ed Francis joins Goldman Sachs from Willis Towers Watson, where he served for over 20 years in a variety of roles. Most notably, he served for six years as the Head of Investment for EMEA.
Ed Francis, Managing Director of the UK fiduciary management business at Goldman Sachs Asset Management told the media, “I am excited by the opportunity we have to help UK clients meet their goals. This market will continue to grow as regulatory and investment concerns add increasing complexity for trustees, particularly in areas such as ESG.
“Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s global investment expertise, capabilities across asset classes and culture of client service make the firm well-positioned to bring substantial benefits to fiduciary clients.”
KPMG, which is one of the Big Four accounting organisations and multinational professional services networks have also recently announced the appointment of Dean Brown as a partner and Shelley Doorey-Williams as an Associate Partner in its market-leading Wealth and Asset Management practice.
Recently, KPMG is ramping up its efforts in the UK’s wealth and asset management space as the firm has appointed a range of new partners.
Ben Lucas, Head of Wealth and Asset Management Consulting at KPMG, called the appointments a huge boost for the firm. He told the media, “They both bring an enormous amount of expertise and insight which our clients and colleagues will find highly beneficial.”