bfinance appoints new Operational Risk Solutions Senior Director
By Joy Dumasia
bfinance, the independent investment consultancy, announces Matthew Siddick as Operational Risk Solutions Senior Director. Siddick will head up bfinance’s new Operational Risk Solutions advisory unit, based in the firm’s London office.
He brings over 14 years of experience in financial services, pensions and investments, most recently as head of EMEA Operational Due Diligence at Aon. He reports to Duncan Higgs, Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Solutions.
Siddick was formerly Head of EMEA Operational Due Diligence at Aon. He led the firm’s London-based ODD group responsible for evaluating the operational risk of managers and funds held by Aon’s clients across the firm’s Advisory Fiduciary platforms. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Sussex and is a CAIA Charterholder.
Duncan Higgs, Managing Director and Head of Portfolio Solutions at bfinance, said: “We are delighted to welcome Matt to the team: he brings outstanding experience in the field. This appointment is an important step in the enhancement of the firm’s ODD capability as we look to support our asset owner clients with the challenges they currently face.”
Matthew Siddick, Senior Director and Head of Operational Risk Solutions at bfinance, said: “I take great pleasure in joining bfinance and engaging with the firm’s diverse global client base. As investors’ strategies become ever more complex and portfolios increasingly gain exposure to alternative asset classes, there is a growing operational risk burden. It is crucial for investors to be able to demonstrate that related operational risks have been evaluated, measured and monitored in a structured and well-documented fashion.”
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