Aon appoints global head of investment product development

Bill_GourlayProfessional services firm Aon has appointed Bill Gourlay as global head of investment product development.

In the newly-created role Gourlay, who will be based in Aon’s London headquarters, will be responsible for assessing new investment solutions, as well as developing and launching them and monitoring their progress when in use by clients.

Gourlay was previously the chief executive officer of Idea Group, a fintech provider of business process improvement solutions to the pensions and alternative investments sectors.

He also has extensive product management experience having created a global product division at Royal Bank of Canada, invented an automated product management system, and worked in consulting roles with several firms in a variety of business sectors on best practice product strategy.

Gourlay previously held senior global client facing roles at Swift, Deutsche Bank, State Street and Bankers’ Trust. He has also had extensive involvement in advisory roles on several financial industry boards.

Andy Cox, head of investment for Emea and Apac at Aon, said: “Bill Gourlay brings considerable and varied experience to our global investment business.

“Innovation and development have been central themes in his financial services industry career so far, and so with his appointment we are making clear our determination to give direction and organisation to our future development.”

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