Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has appointed professor Paul Sweeting to the new role of head of research within its solutions group.
Sweeting joins from JPMorgan Asset Management where he was European head of the firm's strategy group.
At LGIM he will be responsible for leading global research in investment strategy, outcome-oriented investing, risk management and asset-liability modelling. He will also work on longevity solutions across the L&G Group.
He will report to head of investment strategy Marcus Mollan who said: "Paul brings terrific intellect and extensive academic and industry experience, across all these critical areas of focus for us, and I am thrilled that he has joined the team at LGIM."
Sweeting said it was a "privilege" to be joining LGIM at "such a critical time for retirement provision".
He added: "Low interest rates and increasing longevity continue to present challenges for individuals and their employers, whilst the regulatory landscape continues to evolve. This is true not just in the UK, but around the world."
Before working for JPMorgan Sweeting was a professor of actuarial science at the University of Kent. His research there covered investment, risk management and longevity, with a particular focus on their relevance to pensions and insurance. He continues to hold a chair at the University.
Prior to that Sweeting held a range of senior roles in asset management, longevity reinsurance and investment consultancy.
His hires follows LGIM's decision to restructure its senior management team in January.
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