Stephen Davies, partner and board member at LCP, said: “It’s great that we continue to strengthen our partnership. At a time of much change in the pensions industry, it is more important than ever that we are able to help our clients find the solutions that are best for them.”
The new partners are:
- Justine Joy, who joined LCP in 2007 and has over 20 years’ experience in pensions administration. As well as managing the transition process for clients moving to LCP, her roles include heading up the internal audit team at LCP and her experience in this role helps her to provide an insight into trustees’ governance and compliance responsibilities.
- Laura Myers, who joined LCP’s investment team in 2012 and has a particular focus on defined contribution (DC) schemes. She helps trustees and employers to implement and monitor their DC arrangements to help members get a better outcome. Laura has particular experience in implementing a wide variety of DC investment strategies for a range of clients, including selecting platforms and managers, and the subsequent transfer of assets.
- Myles Pink, who joined LCP’s buy-out practice in 2014 and is responsible for advising larger pension schemes on how to reduce and remove risk through insurance-based solutions. He has extensive experience in the bulk annuity industry and has been involved in a number of key innovations in the market, including some of the first “buy-in” transactions, longevity swaps and collateralised security structures.
- Edward Symes, who joined LCP in 2005 and qualified as an actuary in 2011. He provides pragmatic and commercial advice to both pension scheme trustees and sponsors on a wide range of pension matters, including valuation negotiations, de-risking solutions and day-to-day management issues.
- Matthew Thomas, who joined LCP in 2007 after graduating with a first class degree in philosophy from the University of Cambridge. He qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 2010. Mat advises clients on a wide range of investment issues, with a particular focus on setting and implementing investment strategy. He is a key member of LCP’s real asset team and specialises in identifying suitable investment managers for clients’ property allocations.
- Carolyn Shuster-Woldan, who joined LCP’s investment practice in 2012 and has over 15 years’ experience in the pensions consulting industry. She works with a range of clients offering advice on a variety of investment issues. Carolyn is a key member of the fixed income research team at LCP and has a particular interest in the role that new opportunities in the credit markets can play in helping clients reach their funding goals.
The new principal is:
- Peter Clarke, who has over 25 years’ experience in pensions and is both a Fellow of the Pensions Management Institute and a member of the Association of Consulting Actuaries “small schemes” committee. Peter assists his clients with the opportunities and pitfalls presented by the ever-changing pensions taxation regime.