Spotlight On … Robert Mancera - Group Director
How / why did you get into your line of work in the financial services sector?
I had a little help from the Head of Year at the school I was at; he suggested that if I didn’t get good grades I should look for a job – so I spent the summer looking for work as a backup and got offered a position with Barclays International Bank; and got great exam results – the rest though is history as they say.
What is your special interest or particular field of expertise in the financial services sector right now?
Now I prefer to pass on my experience; I have been in this industry for over 30 years. I like to 'coach' and 'support' others and help them get the best from their roles. At the same time, I love being able to work at the forefront and help support the direction the business is going in.
What is the most important aspect of your work, in relation to clients, or the part of your day-to-day role which gives you the most satisfaction?
Adding value; however big or small.
What's special about working at Blacktower?
What isn’t! It is a brand I have had the honour to support and help mould for the last 11 years. I am passionate about the Brand and our Reputation; and the principles we stand for.
Right now, what is your one piece of invaluable information for expats or anyone seeking retirement planning and wealth management advice?
Do your homework; check and double check on the firm and adviser you are dealing with. I have spent 11 years helping build and protect the brand and reputation of this business – prospective clients need to feel safe with the people that are giving them advice. We have a robust approach to business and advice.
Blacktower already has a long and successful history in the sector, how will you and your colleagues continue to offer value to clients in the next 20 years and beyond?
By being involved; by being an important part of this industry and at the forefront of change and development.
Tell us an interesting fact about yourself.
I love to cook; and be creative in the kitchen!