John Dickson has been appointed senior partner at Hymans Robertson.
Dickson, who is currently chairman of the board will assume responsibility from current senior partner Ronnie Bowie from 1 April. Bowie will continue with his client responsibilities as well as offering his services as a respected expert witness and retain his other external chairmanship roles.
Commenting on Dickson's appointment, Bowie said: "John has been intimately involved in developing our firm's strategy over a number of years in his various roles on our board. He has had a key role to play in our success. It is a source of great pleasure and pride for me to be able to hand over the reins of senior partner to him with the firm in such great shape - with so many people across the firm doing great work for our clients and for our communities. I have every confidence that John will take us to the next level."
Dickson joined Hymans Robertson in 2003 and has held various leadership roles including head of investment consultancy, and more recently chairman of the board.
He is a fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries with over 25 years' experience focusing largely on investment strategy and risk management, spanning both the life and pensions industries. He pioneered some of the earliest liability driven investment solutions for pensions, before taking on the leadership of the investment practice.
Commenting on Bowie's time as senior partner, Dickson said: "Ronnie's incredible commitment and dedication to our firm has played a huge role getting us to where we are today. For almost 40 years he has been, and will continue to be, a universally respected leading figure both within our business and the wider industry. Over that time our markets have changed dramatically and have become vastly more complex. Ronnie has continually adapted to, and led us through, much of that change.
"Looking ahead there are challenges for our clients, for pension scheme members, our industry and broader society, driven to some degree by the headwinds of demographic and political change. We've been steadfastly independent for almost 100 years, as well as steadfastly committed to our values. Our independence means we can look ahead and invest in developing ideas and solutions that will help our clients not only today, but anticipating what they will want and need in the future, always investing for the long term."
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