Legal & General Workplace Savings appoints Development Director.
18 July 2011
Ian joined in his new role in June and will report to Helen Buchanan, Legal & General’s Distribution Director Workplace Savings.
Helen said: “We have received direct enquiries from employers in the past and have dealt with these on an ad hoc basis often in parallel with an Employee Benefit Consultant (EBC). As we see an increase in the number of direct enquiries, we want to ensure they are serviced effectively. Ian’s role will ensure we are able to communicate our WorkSave propositions while continuing to support the EBC community through our dedicated EBC service team. We anticipate that the number of enquires is likely to increase ahead of Auto Enrolment and RDR next year.
Our distribution model has not changed, as we remain absolutely committed to the Employee Benefit Consultancy (EBC) market and continue to have an excellent relationship with all employee benefit organisations.
Ian brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in the corporate market and I look forward to working with him as we continue to grow our business.”
Ian Foster commented; “The Workplace arena is set to grow as more employers look to strengthen their employee benefits packages ahead of AE. Legal & General’s distribution strategy has been successful over recent years in terms of new scheme wins and we are keen to ensure we deal with direct enquiries without deflecting our dedicated EBC teams from their core role supporting the EBC community. I am excited to have joined Legal & General Workplace Savings at a time when its services and products are leading in the drive toward Auto Enrolment. ”
Ian has previously worked for Legal & General and more recently widened his experience with Xafinity Consulting and at Friends Life.
Notes to editors
The Legal & General Group, established in 1836, is one of the UK’s leading financial services companies. As at 31 December 2010, we were responsible for investing £365 billion worldwide on behalf of investors, policyholders and shareholders. We also had over seven million customers in the UK for our life assurance, pensions, investments and general insurance plans.
Legal & General Workplace savings was awarded Group SIPP Provider of the year, 2010, in the Pension & Investment Provider Awards.
The Legal & General WorkSave Platform is provided by Legal & General Assurance Society Limited.
Registered in England No. 166055.
Registered address: One Coleman Street, London EC2R 5AA.
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PR Manager Savings
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