GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands--(BUSINESS WIRE)--We are pleased to announce that David Knights has joined Investors Trust Assurance SPC (“ITA”) as Head of Asia Distribution. With over 25 years of experience within the financial services industry, David began his career at Eagle Star Insurance in the UK in 1988 and then worked for Provident Mutual Assurance, also in the UK covering business development roles at both companies. In 1995, he joined Friends Provident International as a member of the sales team and, over a period of 19 years, he held a number of sales and business development roles covering various international markets including Regional Sales Director, North Asia and more recently General Manager of FPI’s Hong Kong business.
Based in Hong Kong, Knights’ key role will be business development in Asia, building on ITA’s existing distribution in the region with particular emphasis on developing distribution in the offshore expatriate market. He will also be assuming responsibility for the leadership of ITA’s Asia sales team.
Upon his appointment, Knights commented, "I am really excited to be joining ITA and supporting their growth plans for Asia and in particular development of the offshore expatriate market in the region. I have spent most of my 25 years in Financial Services focusing on distribution, and I am passionate about delivering great service and support to advisers and their clients. I was strongly attracted by ITA’s clear strategy for sustainable growth supported by a cutting edge technology platform, which delivers a superb user experience combined with an attractive product range. Joining as I do, when ITA is expanding their product offering further, I believe we have a terrific proposition to share with advisers in the region.”
Bob Pain, ITA’s Managing Director, commented on Knights’ appointment, “I am delighted David has joined us at this exciting time for Investors Trust. He has done a superb job at FPI over many years, and we are confident he will add value to our business in Asia through his leadership, experience and passion. We wish him every success in his career with us and look forward to him continuing to build ITA’s reputation and brand in the region.”