Barry McKay has joined Barnett Waddingham to build its public sector pensions business after more than 22 years working for Hymans Robertson, PP can reveal.
He has been hired as an associate and actuary to strengthen the team and develop its strategy, and is based in Glasgow.
McKay will provide pensions advice and risk management solutions to Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) clients and support them to meet their objectives. He will be responsible for, and fund actuary to, a number of funds.
He was head of Hymans Robertson's LGPS actuarial practice before stepping down in July, and has acted as fund actuary to a number of LGPS funds, including the Greater Manchester Pension Fund - the biggest LGPS fund in the UK.
Barnett Waddingham partner Graeme Muir said: "Barry is well known in the LGPS and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Barnett Waddingham. Barry joins us at an exciting time for the LGPS and further strengthens the team as we help our clients navigate the challenges ahead."
McKay said: "Barnett Waddingham has achieved outstanding success and growth in recent years, resulting in investment and development of efficient technology to support and deliver an exceptional service to clients. Even though Barnett Waddingham has grown significantly, our structure allows us to adapt and be flexible and keep the culture of the firm, which is so important.
"I am very impressed with the culture and feel of the firm. I am looking forward to helping continue this success and working with public sector clients to develop innovative but pragmatic solutions needed as the LGPS continues to evolve."
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