8 September 2021

Goal Group appoints Daron Pearce as Brand Ambassador, EMEA

Goal Group has announced the appointment of prominent industry figure Daron Pearce as Brand Ambassador for its EMEA region.

Daron Pearce has an exceptional 30-year track record as a leader and innovator in securities services, most recently as Chief Executive Officer, Asset Servicing EMEA at BNY Mellon, where he held senior roles for two decades. Earlier this year he founded the consultancy firm Daron Pearce Associates through which he will act as Brand Ambassador for Goal Group, helping to promote the company and its services to prospective clients including large asset managers, pension funds and custodian banks.

Stephen Everard, Chief Executive Officer, Goal Group, said: “Daron is one of the industry’s most well-respected figures, combining a deep knowledge of asset management and securities operations with an outstanding aptitude for building relationships at the highest level. With his finger firmly on the pulse of our key markets, he is the perfect fit for our newly created Brand Ambassador role in EMEA.

“Goal Group is entering an exciting phase of business growth as we reap the rewards of our substantial investment in digital transformation and roll out the market’s most advanced solutions in both withholding tax reclaims and shareholder class actions recoveries. Daron will help our sales team unlock the full market potential of our innovative suite of services and further raise our profile in the region as a fast-growing fintech that matches technological sophistication with operational and service excellence.”

Daron Pearce, Founder & CEO, Daron Pearce Associates, adds: “I am thrilled to be joining Goal Group to assist in identifying and realising growth opportunities across the EMEA region in support of their business growth ambitions. Reclaiming withholding tax on cross-border investment income, and participating in shareholder class and collective actions, have become much more important for institutional investors over the last few years.

“The technology-driven solutions pioneered by Goal Group are driving significant behavioural change in our industry, enabling institutional investors to think beyond their fiduciary duties towards enhancing investment returns while also transforming a historically difficult and costly area of asset servicing into one of competitive advantage. As we emerge from the pandemic, now is the perfect time to reconsider service provision in this area and explore new revenue opportunities cost-effectively, using the latest technology.”

Goal Group recently created a similar Brand Ambassador role for its APAC region, appointing industry stalwart Bryan Gray, who previously served as Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand Sales at J.P. Morgan Securities Services.


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