KPMG in the UK has appointed David O’Hara from Hymans Robertson as a Principal Investment Consultant to lead its newly established Scottish Investment Advisory team.
The Scottish Investment Advisory team will form part of KPMG’s national Investment Advisory team and is actively recruiting to grow its presence in Scotland. It will advise clients on all aspects of their investment arrangements and will work closely with the Scottish Pensions team led by KPMG partner, Donald Fleming. David O’Hara will be based in Glasgow and will report to Patrick McCoy, Head of Investment Advisory for KPMG LLP in the UK.
KPMG's 60 strong UK-wide Investment Advisory practice provides investment advice to a wide range of institutional clients including pension fund trustees, corporate bodies and the financial services market. KPMG believes that the Scottish market presents a significant opportunity for further growth in this area.
David O’Hara has 13 years of experience in the UK pensions and investment industry. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries. He joins KPMG from Hymans Robertson LLP where he provided investment advice to a range of major private and public UK pension schemes, most recently to those with total assets under advice of approximately £6.5bn. He holds an honours degree in Statistics from Glasgow University.
Patrick McCoy, head of Investment Advisory at KPMG in the UK, said: “David’s experience in providing strategic risk management and fund manager advice is a great addition to our team. We are delighted to welcome David to the firm and are very excited about the Scottish business. We offer the complete range of risk management advice to the trustee and corporate markets and we believe that David will provide our clients with the right advice to help them succeed. The KPMG Fiduciary Management Advisory Service will be a unique offering within the Scottish Trustee market.”
David O’Hara said: “I am delighted to be joining the highly regarded KPMG team which has established itself as a new force in the investment advisory business. I look forward to establishing a strong Scottish team and making a solid contribution towards the future growth of the business. I believe that the corporate and trustee markets are looking for advice that encompasses all of their issues and delivers proactive and pragmatic solutions. KPMG is uniquely placed to deliver this.”
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Margot Cowhig, KPMG Corporate Communications
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