London, 07 September 2009 (ASX: BVA/OTCQX: BRVSY) – Bravura Solutions (Bravura) – a leading global supplier of wealth management applications and professional services – today announced the appointment of Kevan Ward as Product Manager – Life and Pensions.
Mr Tony Klim, CEO EMEA said, “We are delighted to welcome Kevan to the company and to our team of product experts. With over 30 years of financial services experience and a detailed understanding of the life and pensions industry, including market trends and government initiatives, his knowledge and expertise will be a valuable contribution to the organisation.”
“We see the life and pensions market in the EMEA region as a growing and lucrative industry, and are confident that Kevan’s addition to the team will help us to capitalise on the many opportunities that we are already seeing.”
Kevan’s most recent position was Director for Optima Marketing in the UK where, as part of the executive team, he set up a new IFA consolidation business. He was instrumental in developing and launching a ‘private market’ OEIC for distribution by Optima’s member firms and also worked on the development of an investment proposition encompassing whole of market investment content, preferred trading/wrap platforms and access to a full range of tax and product wrappers.
Prior to this, Kevan was Associate Director at Barclays Wealth where he developed and launched a SIPP proposition with Standard Life. He has also worked in a number of other executive and senior roles for financial organisations including Scottish Widows, Lincoln National and AIG in the United Kingdom and, Liberty Life in South Africa.
Kevan, who commenced his role at the beginning of September 2009, has an Actuarial background and studied Business Science at Cape Town University in South Africa and Strategic Marketing at the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the United Kingdom.