Mark Nicoll has been appointed as a senior investment consultant by consulting actuaries Lane Clark & Peacock.
His role will include client work as well as being a key figure in LC&P's investment research programme.
Nicoll, 37, previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Sedgwick Noble Lowndes. He is a member of the Institute of Investment Management Research.
A number of pension schemes have been prompted to lock in gains with a move into bonds after the estimated deficit across FTSE 100 DB pension schemes improved by £36bn, over the 12 months ending 30 June last year, JLT Employment Benefits found.
HM Treasury has agreed in principle to give NEST a £329m contingent liability guarantee in the event of the master trust's wind up or closure.
AMP Capital has set up a dedicated team to help institutional investors, including pension funds, invest in infrastructure through direct equity allocations.