Lombard International Assurance, a European market leading provider of wealth, estate and succession planning solutions for high-net-worth individuals, families and institutions, has been awarded Gold Employer Partner by the STEP Employer Partnership Programme, joining a network of 100 Employer Partners across 500+ accredited offices worldwide.
This accreditation further recognises the expertise of Lombard International Assurance’s international team of over 400 colleagues, including highly experienced wealth and succession planning specialists, technical experts and client services professionals delivering an excellent level of service, specialising in multiple jurisdictions, and covering more than 30 different languages. It is testament to the company’s commitment to providing colleagues with further development and upskilling opportunities, resulting in unparalleled bespoke wealth structuring capability and best-in-class service for our partners and clients.
Commenting on the award, Simon Gorbutt, Director, Head of Wealth Planning at Lombard International Assurance and Chairman of STEP Benelux said: “I’m delighted that Lombard International Assurance’s commitment to high professional standards, career progression and enhancing employability is recognised by the leading association of wealth planning and estate practitioners, STEP. Our Wealth Structuring Solutions department comprises a team of experienced lawyers, tax and estate experts, actuaries, and insurance and investment professionals, who are highly recognised in our sector and tasked with the creation and structuring of the tailored insurance-based wealth solutions we deliver across 16+ markets”
Florent Albert, Managing Director Europe and Group CFO, added: “I’m proud to see such a recognition for our talented teams. We continue to be firmly committed to helping our high calibre professionals further develop and enhance their skills though learning and development, providing them with truly attractive career paths in a thriving entrepreneurial work environment. It is our people that are our strongest asset and Lombard International Assurance is widely - and rightly - recognised as being home to some of the best talent and expertise in the market.”
STEP is the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning. STEP works to improve public understanding of the issues families face in this area and promotes education and high professional standards among its members.
STEP members help families plan for their futures, from drafting wills to issues surrounding international families, protection of the vulnerable, family businesses and philanthropic giving. Full STEP members, known as TEPs, are internationally recognised as experts in their field, with proven qualifications and experience.