JLT Employee Benefits has appointed Andrien Meyers as a senior investment consultant to help advise the firm's Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) clients.
It comes as the firm said it is keen to expand its investment consulting business in the public sector.
Meyers (pictured) is due to join the consultancy firm in the second quarter of 2016. He joins from the London Borough of Lambeth where he was treasury and pensions manager, managing the £1bn pension fund.
He played a hands-on role in implementing the funding and investment policies, monitoring and reporting the performance of a diversified portfolio outsourced to investment managers.
At JLT Meyers will advise LGPS clients on the evolving regulatory environment and devise strategic, governance and asset pooling solutions.
He will work closely with head of LGPS investment consulting Kieran Harkin. It comes as the LGPS funds are being forced to pool their assets to reduce costs and raise investment infrastructure.
Meyers will eventually become involved in delivering solutions to private sector clients.
Meyers says: "This is a particularly challenging yet exciting time for the LGPS and there is a huge opportunity for JLT to deploy its expertise further in the public sector.
"Asset pooling is a complex process that has far ranging ramifications for the LGPS going forward and JLT has a range of ideas on how this challenge can be successfully navigated.
"It is also important that individual Fund's design and implement solutions to tackle funding pressures: driving sufficient investment growth and implementing a risk management framework being examples of how to achieve this."
He is a member of several accounting and pension associations, including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association's local authority committee. He also sits on the investment advisory committee of the London Collective Investment Vehicle.
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