LONDON, July 14, 2017 – Daron Pearce, EMEA CEO of Asset Servicing at BNY Mellon, was bestowed with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Global Investor Awards, presented last week at an awards dinner in London. The award recognises an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the investment industry during their career.
Daron’s 30 years in the industry, the last 17 with BNY Mellon, and his track record of achievements were at the core of the recognition. Luke Jeffs, the Managing Editor of Global Investor Group, which oversees the annual awards, said: “Daron Pearce has consistently shown himself over the past 20+ years to be a big advocate for and insightful commentator on the European custody industry. He also happens to be one of the nicest guys in the business so it is our genuine pleasure to celebrate his contribution to our market by awarding him with the Global Investor Lifetime Achievement in Securities Services Award.”
Since 2000, Daron has quickly risen through the ranks at BNY Mellon in a number of client relationship and Asset Servicing leadership roles. Daron is widely recognised for commitment to clients. Michael Cole-Fontayn, EMEA Chairman for BNY Mellon, noted: “Outstanding attention to detail and a passion to enhance client service is the secret to Daron’s outstanding career.”
Others who have worked alongside Daron are quick to point out his ability to quickly grasp complex ideas and to help others get up to speed quickly as well. Hani Kablawi, EMEA CEO of Investment Services, said: “Having joined BNY Mellon in 2000 and advanced through the ranks, Daron is a true advocate not only for the institutional investors we serve, but for the end investor, bringing our mission of ‘Improving lives through investing’ to life. I've witnessed with admiration Daron's capacity to climb a steep learning curve and his ability and patience to help others climb their own. Daron leads with both head and heart. He will never expect anything of anyone that he wouldn't do himself. His people know that and admire and respect him for it.”
In accepting the lifetime achievement award, Daron chose to recognise the work done by others around him, commenting, “I am honoured to receive this award. BNY Mellon is rightly recognised as the market leader in asset servicing and, whilst I am delighted to receive the accolade, it is really much more a reflection of the hugely talented team across the globe that works incredibly hard to ensure we maintain and continually develop our offering to clients.”
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