JANA has appointed a new head of insurance strategy to provide specialised support for clients as demand for its services grows across the sector.
Greg Wilkinson has been appointed as the new head of insurance strategy as part of a “significant expansion” of JANA’s advisory services.
“Greg’s appointment will enhance our capability to provide support and solutions for our insurance clients,” said JANA chief executive Jim Lamborn.
“It will enable our clients to benefit from the depth of JANA’s expertise and deliver stronger investment results.”
Mr Wilkinson joined JANA in 2014 and is currently a senior consultant and member of JANA’s global equities research team. He has more than 25 years’ experience in the financial services industry, including 16 years as a consulting actuary in the UK and Australia prior to joining JANA.
“I am delighted to have been appointed as JANA’s head of insurance strategy,” Mr Wilkinson said.
“In this role I will be leading a team drawing on JANA’s extensive research and asset management capabilities to build upon our already well-established health insurance portfolio and expand our capabilities for the benefit of the Australian insurance market, including life and general insurers.
“Our insurance strategy will focus on enhancing our support for clients through investment strategy, asset allocation and manager selection.”
JANA has been advising the insurance market since 2004, and has expanded its focus in response to structural change sweeping the sector in the form of lower premium revenue and increased potential claim experience – challenges exacerbated by COVID-19. Its current insurance clients have more than $9 billion in assets under management.
“We have created the head of insurance strategy position to allow us to build the support we provide to our clients,” Mr Lamborn said.
“Greg’s appointment and industry expertise will deliver significant uplifts in our capability in regulatory advice, digital solutions and modelling support to our clients.”
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