Pat Sharman joins KAS BANK N.V. to strengthen UK Pensions Business

10th of July, 2015 - Pat Sharman has joined KAS BANK’s UK Branch as Director of Pensions. In her new role Pat has responsibility for developing the custody and fund administration business to further respond to the challenges faced by UK Pension Schemes. Pat will take responsibility for leading the sales and relationship management efforts towards UK pension funds.

Until recently Pat has been Head of Sales & Relationship Management for European Pension Funds at HSBC Securities Services. Pat joined Midland Bank, now HSBC, in 1985 and has built up extensive experience in Securities Servicing, particularly for institutional clients having worked with Pension Funds for the last 20 years. Pat was also a Member Nominated Trustee Director of the HSBC UK Pension Trust, a c.£20bn DB scheme and a c.£2bn DC scheme.

“We are delighted to welcome Pat to our team in the UK,” says Chris Sier, Managing Director of the UK Branch. “Her wealth of experience and client driven approach to servicing pension funds will help us to provide trustees of UK schemes with the services and tools they need to keep them in control. Pat’s reputation for dedication to her clients is a clear fit with our principles and I look forward to working with her to grow our UK business.”

Pat says of her new role, "I am very excited about my new role at KAS BANK and the opportunity to further build and manage our UK client base. We are committed to the pension industry and have developed some new and innovative reporting tools which will provide transparency to Trustees to help them to be in control of not only their assets but also risk, compliance, liquidity and ESG policies via our state of the art Pension Monitor.

“I believe the core values of KAS Bank including "integrity, independence and transparency" are closely aligned to that of pension funds which provides us with an opportunity to be one of the securities providers of choice for this sector."

Sikko van Katwijk, Managing Board Member of KAS BANK says “Pat joins our UK Branch to bring her extensive knowledge of Pension Funds to further our competitive offering to Institutional Investors across Europe. Her recognition of our transparent approach to servicing Pension Funds, our position as a “pure player”, and our core Custodian Principles, will help us to become a leading provider of services in the UK market.”

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KAS BANK N.V is a leading European provider of custodian and fund administration services to pension funds and institutional investors. First and foremost our focus is on keeping assets safe and secure. We operate as a “pure player”, maintaining integrity through our neutral approach. We stay independent; working directly for institutional clients, avoiding conflicts of interest. We concentrate on what we do best so investors can concentrate on performing “Best in Class”.