Mercer announces that it has appointed Vito Faircloth as its UK Wealth Digital Solutions Leader. In his role, Mr Faircloth will identify key opportunities for investment in digital capabilities to enhance service delivery and the client experience. Mr Faircloth will join the UK Wealth Strategy Team, reporting to Benoit Hudon, Mercer’s UK Head of Wealth, and will also partner with Mercer’s global digital team.
Mr Faircloth joined Mercer in 2017 as a Financial Planner. Before that he was an Employee Benefits consultant and Financial Planner for Attivo Financial Planning and a Wealth Manager for Investment Quorom Ltd. In 2016 he became the youngest Fellow in the history of the Personal Finance Society.
Mr Faircloth is a leader in advising and supporting younger people on financial literacy and planning, having co-founded Excelerate Mentoring, a non-for-profit group focused on supporting, developing and mentoring the next generation.
“I am excited to take on this new role,” said Mr Faircloth. “With technological advances and fundamental shifts in the management of wealth – both in the UK and globally, everyone now expects easy-to-use yet increasingly sophisticated products and services. As the digital landscape continuously evolves, the core aim of improving pensions and savings outcomes for members remains, and so innovation needs to address real client needs now and in the future.”
Mr Hudon added: “I’m delighted to announce Vito’s appointment to this new role. Vito will ensure that we continue to offer unparalleled service by providing employers, and their employees, with modern pensions and savings solutions that suit individual needs.”
Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Mercer’s more than 25,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people with 76,000 colleagues and annualized revenue approaching $17 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit www.mercer.com. Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.