Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) has said it is focussing on riding out short-term uncertainty and has promoted 14 partners in a bid to contribute to the sustainable growth of the business.
Managing director Stephen Davies said the partners have demonstrated strong dedication to LCP and will help grow the firm significantly in the long-term.
He commented: "These promotions are a testament to these talented individuals' potential to contribute to the long-term sustainable growth of LCP and to our belief in the firm's ability to ride out short-term uncertainty."
The new partners are:
David Alward supports trustees and sponsors of defined benefit schemes on a range of experience and has particular experience in running pension change projects and communicating benefit changes to members. He also advises a number of independent schools participating in the Teachers' Pension Scheme with their remuneration and pensions strategy.
Claire Jones is an actuary and head of responsible investment at LCP. She helps clients to include ESG factors in their investment processes and leads LCP's research into specialist investment funds that have an ESG focus.
Helen Draper specialises in corporate pensions and is a member of LCP's mergers and acquisitions practice, which advises buyers, sellers and trustees on the pensions aspects of corporate transactions and restructurings.
Paul Meredith specialises in advising not-for-profit pension scheme trustees and employers in relation to their pension arrangements for current and former staff.
Katie Peto advises a range of trustee and corporate clients, helping them to understand and manage their pension costs and risks. She provides both day-to-day funding and accounting advice and support on larger projects such as liability management exercises. She is also part of LCP's contingent funding options team.
Charlotte Quarmby currently works within LCP's de-risking practice, helping clients complete buy-ins and buyouts.
Jo Bayliss carries out a senior operational role within LCP's pension administration and is responsible for all staffing matters for the firm's 100-strong Winchester-based administration team.
Katie Berridge is a team leader within LCP's investment department and advises both pension schemes and charities on all aspects of their investment strategy including manager reviews, selection processes and asset transfers.
Laura Davies is also a member of LCP's de-risking practice, advising pension schemes ranging in size from £10m to £10bn+ on longevity risk reduction through buy-ins, buyouts and longevity swaps.
Nigel Dunn has been a member of LCP's defined contribution team since 2017, specialising in designing and implementing default strategies for both trust- and contract-based schemes.
Tom Farrell has been a member of LCP's investment team since 2012 and advises a number of clients, including multi-billion pound pension schemes and other institutional entities such as sovereign wealth funds and private wealth managers. He also has a role on LCP's longevity de-risking team.
Rajiv Gogna works within LCP's energy practice. He led the development of LCP Enact, a real time data analytics tool for the energy market.
Grant Hood has been a member of LCP's investment team since 2011. His clients include both DB pension schemes and UK insurance companies, ranging in size from £100m to £4bn.He is also a lead member of LCP's real assets research team.
Luke Hothersall works with both trustee and corporate clients, as well as charities and not-for-profits. His specialisms include advice to social housing providers and schools participating in the Teachers' Pension Scheme. He also advises on a wide range of issues including funding and accounting matters, liability management exercises, remuneration strategy, and participating in multi-employer pension schemes.
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