New Mercer Jelf head named

Grant Hughes, Mercer JelfFormer Barclays EBC head Grant Hughes to the role of head of Mercer Jelf Financial Planning. Hughes’ appointment follows the recent brand launch which combines the Mercer and Jelf financial planning teams to deliver a joint proposition.

Hughes will focus on continuing the integration of Mercer and Jelf, including aligning the proposition with Mercer Harmonise, the digital platform launched by Mercer in 2015. Mercer Harmonise draws together all of an employee’s pensions, insurance and health data, allowing easy planning and management of personal financial and health goals.

Hughes was formerly a director at Barclays Corporate & Employer Solutions, holding the roles head of corporate wealth advisory and head of business & benefits advisory, leading teams of both regulated and non-regulated advisers.

Hughes is a Chartered Financial Planner and previously worked at Royal Bank of Scotland.

Mercer partner and commercial leader, consumer business Richard Wilson says: “I am delighted Grant has decided to join us at Mercer at this exciting point in the development of our new proposition with Jelf. Financial Planning will be a key element of that proposition and Grant has a very clear vision on how he can develop and grow the business as part of our overall Consumer division.

Jelf founder Christopher Jelf says: “I founded my business in 1989 and it has continued to grow and thrive based on the principle of putting the client at the centre of everything that we do.  Mercer share this ethos, and I am delighted that Grant has joined us at this time to enable us to build on the core strengths of the Mercer and Jelf businesses.”