Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) has hired Dan Mikulskis as a partner in its investment team.
Mikulskis joined on 11 February after leaving Redington - where he had been head of defined benefit (DB) since 2016 - in November.
He is now tasked with supporting LCP's efforts towards generating new business, as well as working on development projects for DB schemes and other clients.
Mikulskis said investment consultants had an important role to play as DB schemes continue to mature.
"DB pensions are at an inflection point," he said. "Funding has increased, but there is still a lot of work to be done to define things like ‘self-sufficiency' and to support schemes to define and achieve their endgame."
Head of investment Clay Lambiotte added Mikulskis' skills and insights would be "complementary" to the firm's wider approach to advice and manager research.
"We are really excited to welcome Dan to LCP," he said. "As we continue to see strong demand for truly independent advice, it is great to add someone like Dan to the team - a senior and well-respected figure in our industry who is philosophically aligned with our approach.
Prior to joining Redington, Mikulskis had worked in the cross asset trading group of Deutsche Bank from 2010 to 2012, and in derivatives trading at both Global Trading Strategies Investment Management, from 2009 to 2010, and Macquarie in 2008. He launched his career as an associate at Mercer in 2003.
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