BWCI – the Channel Islands’ largest group of actuaries and consultants – has appointed Mike Freer as Business Development Manager.
BWCI has around 100 staff in its Jersey and Guernsey offices, and provides a broad range of employee benefits, investment and insurance services to clients internationally. Mr Freer, who is based in BWCI’s Jersey office, will be working with Mark Colton, the group’s business development partner, on new business acquisition, marketing strategy and client relationship management in the Channel Islands, as well as supporting international growth.
Mr Freer said: “I am delighted with my new role and being part of BWCI’s development plans; 2014 promises to be an interesting and busy year. Jersey’s Pensions White Paper, which was published towards the end of last year, is going to have a significant impact on pensions and will affect many businesses. I am looking forward to discussing the greater flexibility and opportunities that the changes will offer, for employers and employees, with current and new clients.”
A key part of Mr Freer’s role is the promotion of Blue Riband, BWCI’s range of positive retirement solutions designed to meet the needs of a wide range of employers and employees.
Senior partner Stephen Ainsworth welcomed his appointment, saying: “Mike has an excellent track record in generating new business and we are delighted that he has joined our team.”
Mr Freer has more than 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry locally, in the UK and internationally. His previous senior management roles have been as Head of Business Development for Royal Bank of Scotland International and a similar role at Close Finance. He has extensive experience in all aspects of business development, especially in relation to financial planning and wealth creation products and services.
Mr Freer is married with a daughter and lives in St Helier. In his spare time he enjoys playing, refereeing, and coaching in the local touch rugby and basketball leagues. He also has a love of ski and adventure holidays.