Stephen Davies, partner and board member at LCP, said: “Each year our partnership continues to grow, in strength and in experience, and this year is no different. The new members reflect the strong growth in several areas of LCP and this will help us to continue supporting our clients to find the solutions that are best for them.”
The new partners are:
- Ian Farrand, who joined LCP in 2003 and qualified as an actuary in 2009. Ian provides wide ranging advice to both trustees and sponsoring employers for pension schemes ranging in size from £20m to over £1bn. He has particular experience in funding negotiations, benefit review projects and de-risking.
- Richard Harrison, who has been working in the pensions industry for nearly 15 years and joined LCP in 2006. Richard helps a range of Trustee and Corporate clients to better understand and manage the ever increasing number of complex challenges they face from pensions and wider employee benefit provision.
- Joel Hartley, who joined LCP in 2007 and is a qualified actuary. Joel provides proactive investment advice to a number of clients with assets ranging from £10m to over £1bn. He specialises in helping pension schemes allocate to alternative asset classes and is a senior member of LCP’s absolute return research team.
- Hish Ravindra, who joined LCP in 2008 and qualified as a CFA charter-holder in 2012. Hish works with his clients on a wide range of investment issues, helping them achieve their funding objectives in a risk-controlled manner. He is part of the investment strategy team at LCP that looks at new investment ideas for LCP’s clients. Hish is also a senior researcher on the bond research team.
- Mike Richardson, who has worked in pensions consultancy since graduating in 2000. Mike joined LCP in 2014 and specialises in advising housing associations and clients in the not-for-profit sector. He has market leading experience of advising employers who participate in the Social Housing Pension Scheme (SHPS) and the Growth Plan, both of which are part of The Pensions Trust.
- David Salter, who joined LCP in 2006 and qualified as an actuary in 2012. He is member of LCP’s specialist insurance de-risking practice, involved in a number of insurance transactions ranging from £5m to the £2.4bn buy-out of the Philips pension fund. He also advises several trustee clients on wider issues managing LCPs wider team and providing support to the Scheme Actuary.
- David Wrigley, a qualified actuary, who joined LCP in 2008. David helps pension scheme clients (both trustees and corporate sponsors) deliver the required investment returns and manage the risks inherent in providing pension benefits. David specialises in liability matching and de-risking. He is a senior member of LCP’s specialist insurance de-risking practice.