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Specialists in the global life and pensions market as well as protection and healthcare

Forster Chase have a deep specialism within the insurance market covering all board level positions down to specific sector specialisms including actuarial, finance and distribution. Whilst we cover the whole insurance market we typically specialise in the global life and pensions market as well as protection and healthcare. In particular we have very strong relationships within the back book market and have links into every major consolidator as well as their suppliers, corporate finance houses and investment banks.

This is a sector that is changing rapidly and has significant pressures from several different areas such as new regulations, falling margins and low interest rates. Having placed people at the highest levels and participated in specific mergers and acquisitions, Forster Chase is a leading headhunter in the sector and we have a unique offering and understanding of this critical business area. For details about our services please contact our partners who are happy to provide case studies and references.

Sourcing the best in-house pensions and investment professionals

Forster Chase works with large pension funds (typically £2bn plus) in the UK and globally to advise them on their executive hiring strategies and to run searches for senior management and board professionals. There is significant pressure on corporates to ensure that their pension funds are well managed for their employees and this relies of sourcing the best in-house pensions and investment professionals to achieve this – we are particularly proud of the positive long-term effect that our hires have made to pension funds. This team is led by Leo Meggitt, who is a well-recognised search consultant in the pension fund industry and is often called upon by the industry press to provide insight into pension fund developments. Forster Chase has recruited CEOs, Chairs, CIOs (Chief Investment Officers), Non-execs and Trustees as well as a variety of other, more specialised positions.

Identify new business strategies and how best to find the people to realise those strategies

We help asset managers (institutional and wholesale) to identify new business strategies and how best to find the people to realise those strategies as well as running traditional executive search mandates for board and senior-level investment positions. We are particularly strong in the areas of distribution, portfolio management and investment strategy and have effected team moves and acquisitions for our clients.

We cover Fintech, Tech, and all other sectors including Manufacturing.

While Forster Chase initially specialised in Financial Services, we realised that there was a lot of cross-over to other sectors, particularly in the Non-Exec, C-suite Executive Search, Interim and Advisory.
We have fundraised for multiple Tech and other businesses, hired C-suite executives and have conducted both buy and sell-side brokerage within sectors as diverse as Manufacturing, Retail, and Education.