Press release 30 January 2019.
GRiD, the trade body for the group risk industry, has broadened its membership criteria in order to welcome Bravura Solutions – a technology provider in the global risk, pension and investment markets - to its fold.
Steve Bridger, chairman of GRiD said: ““As technology has become a hygiene factor in the provision of workplace protection, and supporting employers and their employees, we believe that embracing the opportunity to a wider membership that have a legitimate interest in the UK group risk market, will bring a new and innovative perspective on the issues within our industry, and our focus for growth. We’re delighted to have Bravura Solutions on board and look forward to benefitting from their international insight in due course.”
Founded in Australia in 2004, Bravura Solutions is a provider of software solutions including group risk administration capabilities. Now with over 1,000 staff in 12 offices worldwide, Bravura Solutions has in excess of £1.6 trillion in assets entrusted to its systems. In November last year, the company announced strong growth in the UK and EMEA region and consequently, an expansion of its London office.
Steve Warner, Propositions Consultant, Bravura Solutions (UK) Limited said: “We believe there is significant potential to evolve, grow and broaden the group risk offering for the UK’s employers and employees, and we see GRiD as being instrumental in bringing together and harnessing the skills and knowledge of industry experts in order to make this happen. Bravura Solutions is delighted to be joining GRiD, and we look forward to working with its members to achieve its objectives.”
Steve Bridger concluded: “GRiD really is a community with all parties sharing their own knowledge and in return, receiving useful insights from others in the group. Newer entrants to the UK marketplace particularly value access to pan-industry and employer research, support with responses to consultation papers and networking opportunities.”
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Notes for editors
Group Risk Development (GRiD) is the industry body for the group risk protection sector, promoting the value to UK businesses of providing financial protection for their staff, enhancing their wellbeing and improving employee engagement. Our membership includes insurers, reinsurers and intermediaries who have a collective wealth of experience built over years of operating in the group risk protection market. Under the chairmanship of Steve Bridger (MD Group Protection, Corporate, Aviva UK Insurance) GRiD aims to promote group risk through a collective voice to Government, policymakers, stakeholders and employers.
GRiD works with government departments and regulators involved in legislation and regulation affecting group risk benefits, and with other organisations involved in the benefits and financial protection arenas. GRiD also seeks to enhance the industry's standing by encouraging best practice and by participating in industry-wide initiatives such as the professional qualification in group risk managed jointly with the Chartered Insurance Institute.
GRiD’s media activity aims to generate a wider awareness and understanding of group risk products and their benefits for employers and employees.
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