Raise pension funds up the agenda, says KAS BANK Managing Director


KAS BANK NewsFlash 18 January 2016

KAS BANK puts innovation and client service first, as it commits to the UK pensions market with a new five-year strategy.

KAS BANK has appointed Pat Sharman, formerly its Director of Pensions UK, as Managing Director, as it today approves a five-year strategy for delivering superior innovation and service to the UK pensions market.

“We’re uniquely positioned to give UK pension schemes the specialist and expert services they need to meet the challenges of the coming years,” says Sikko van Katwijk, Chairman of KAS BANK’s Managing Board. “We’re a pure custodian, free from conflict of interest – something no competitor can claim. We’re also dedicating to being a specialist custodian to UK pension funds, meaning we can offer a level of service that’s unique in this market.”

KAS BANK is the leading provider of Custody and Fund Administration to institutional investors in the Netherlands. It’s been operating in the UK since 1987, until now focusing mainly on financial institutions. While it will continue to provide the highest level of service to existing banker and broker clients, this five-year strategy means the bank will respond to the changing pensions landscape with new market-leading pensions services.

The strategy commits to delivering the following:

  • Innovative products including Cost Transparency, EMIR solutions and ESG Screening
  • Market leading interactive online tools including the Pension Monitor
  • A dedicated and expert Pension Fund relationship management team focussed on market leading client service

Pat Sharman will be leading the UK team as Managing Director UK Branch in the implementation of this strategy over the coming years: “Pension schemes have not traditionally been a central focus of custodian banks’ strategies. We’re approaching it differently. We’re putting pension funds and their advisors first, with a hands-on personal approach that will be refreshing for the industry. We think clients deserve a higher level of service and that’s what this strategy and this team will deliver.”

For further enquiries please contact:

Emma Craig, Marketing
E: emma.craig@kasbank.com
T: +44 (0)207 153 3662