7 June 2023
• Emily McGuire has been appointed as Head of Isio’s Investment Advisory team and joins the Exco
• Laura Higgins and Emma Hudson have been promoted to Partner
Isio, one of the fastest growing pension consulting firms in the UK, has announced a series of senior appointments as the business continues to expand and diversify its services for clients.
Emily McGuire, who joined Isio from Aon last year, has been appointed to lead its award-winning Investment Advisory team, alongside now being a member of the Exco leadership team.
Additional senior promotions have also been made with Laura Higgins and Emma Hudson appointed as Partners.
Laura is Head of Isio’s Bristol office. She has been based in the city since the start of her career, which began as an intern at KPMG in 2004. Whilst continuing to head up the 70-strong team in Bristol, she will also lead Isio’s GMP Equalisation proposition.
Emma joined Isio’s investment advisory team from Mercer two years ago, on the day the firm celebrated its first birthday. She leads the Midlands investment team and has won several new clients since joining Isio. Whilst she provides investment advice to a wide range of clients, she has significant experience of working with larger DB pension schemes, having advised 3 £10bn+ schemes in the last few years. Emma is also heavily involved in people development within the business.
The appointments follow Isio’s announcement that it has completed its acquisition of Deloitte’s Total Reward and Benefits business, cementing its challenger status in the pensions advisory market.
Andrew Coles, Chief Executive of Isio commented: “Emily has an impressive track-record and has been instrumental to our investment advisory team, especially in the market uncertainty of the last six months. This appointment marks the next step in our strategy to grow the business organically, driving better opportunities for our people and clients. I am delighted to welcome Emily to our Exco to bring additional breadth, challenge and experience to our strategic thinking”
Emma and Laura have both made a fantastic contribution to our development and the services that we offer. Both are fresh, ambitious thinkers who embody our challenger mindset, and I am thrilled to welcome them to the Partner group as we continue to extend our offering and win new clients.”
Emma Hudson, Partner at Isio also added: “My aim when I joined Isio two years ago was to advise significant clients and to be involved with winning new clients. Moving here has certainly delivered on both elements. I look forward to working with Emily and the wider Isio team to drive the continued high growth of our business. I will also continue to have a role in the training and development of our people; it is important to me that as we continue our rapid growth, we maintain our strong culture and develop our people.”
Laura Higgins, Partner at Isio concluded: “I was KPMG Pensions’ first ever Summer Intern back in 2004 and I am proud to be here almost 20 years later and being promoted to Partner. I have worked in Bristol for my whole career but have had a wide range of client work having advised local, national, and international clients. As we continue to grow we are creating exciting career opportunities for our talented team here in Bristol and I look forward to continuing this in my role as Partner. I will also be leading our GMP equalisation proposition which includes a dedicated national team. I have spent the last couple of years focussing on GMPe, this has been the most intellectually challenging and interesting part of my recent career, and I look forward to further advancing our solution and leading our national team.”Source: Isio
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