LCP, the independent pensions consulting firm, has hired Dan Mikulskis as a partner in its Investment team.
Dan’s role will include supporting new business efforts as he builds up a portfolio of lead advisor roles and leading on development projects to support LCP’s continued innovation for both DB schemes and other clients outside the traditional DB market.
Dan - who joins LCP this week (Monday 11th February 2019) - was previously head of DB Pensions at Redington, where he had worked from June 2012. Prior to that Dan worked in derivatives-focused roles at Macquarie and Deutsche Bank in Sydney.
Dan is currently part of the Institute of Actuaries working party on Self-Sufficiency, Buy-out and Consolidation, as well as the Pension Regulator’s Funding and Investment Working Group.
LCP’s investment business has grown substantially over recent years and now advises over £250bn of assets. The LCP Investment team now comprises over 120 investment professionals who support the delivery of their advisory and manager research and selection services.
Commenting on his appointment Dan said: “DB pensions are at an inflection point. 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. I believe independent consultants have an important role in this conversation, and I’m proud to be joining LCP, a firm with a great reputation, market leading capabilities, and a strong client-led discipline.
“The collaborative, dynamic partnership culture of LCP really stands out and I am excited to help shape the future of DB, as well as extend the strategy, research and technology capabilities to other long-term investors.”
Commenting on the appointment Clay Lambiotte (Head of Investment at LCP) said: “We are really excited to welcome Dan to LCP. 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.
“We are also seeing a lot of potential to bring the power of our advisory and manager research platform to investors beyond DB pensions. Dan brings complementary skills and insights to our team and the work we are doing with our clients.”