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Charlie Finch

Charlie Finch -
Partner

I joined LCP in 2000 and provide pensions advice to both companies and pension plan trustees with particular focus on strategic advice and longevity de-risking.

I jointly set up LCP's award-winning buy-in, buy-out and longevity swap practice in 2006 and have since helped many clients to design and implement buy-ins and buy-outs to reduce longevity risk. Transactions range from £10m to over £3bn including some of the most innovative in the UK such as for the ICI and Philips pension funds.

Advising from a strategic level right down to execution requires a wide range of skills – funding, investment strategy and a deep understanding of the de-risking markets. I find nothing is more rewarding than helping clients achieve meaningful steps and delivering results that exceed their expectations.

What clients say about me

  • "I want to thank you and your LCP colleagues for your excellent work in achieving this outcome. Your professional, calm and considered approach to managing the project and reporting to the Steering Group and the Board has been greatly appreciated."
  • "Your project management has been impeccable, and there is simply no way we could have achieved anything like what we have without it."

What you have achieved for the scheme is really quite remarkable, and will, I hope, stand us in good stead in the years to come. And you've done it in record time, but with no drop in your very high and professional standards. Thank you so much.

LCP Client

My viewpoint

Are you closer to buy-out than you think?

In this blog, Charlie Finch discusses five key questions you should be asking to understand if you are further along your de-risking journey than you think.

01 March 2018

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How I have helped our clients

ICI: a £10bn de-risking blueprint

How we helped one of the largest DB pension plans in the UK, ICI Pension Fund, progressively insure their longevity risk using innovative umbrella contracts

Related publications

LCP Pension de-risking 2018

LCP Pension de-risking 2018

Our 2018 report on the buy-in, buy-out and longevity swap market comes at a time when pension de-risking is more exciting than ever.

LCP Pensions de-risking 2016

LCP Pensions de-risking 2016

Our annual report on the buy-in, buy-out and longevity swap market looks at how the market has developed over the past 10 years

LCP Pensions de-risking 2015

LCP Pensions de-risking 2015

Our eighth report on buy-ins, buy-outs and longevity swaps reviews market activity over 2015 and the outlook for supply and demand over 2016 and beyond.

LCP Pensions de-risking 2014

LCP Pensions de-risking 2014

Our seventh report on the buy-in, buy-out and longevity swap market in 2014 includes insights from our award winning work with a wide range of pension plans.

How I can help

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