Alan Baker


Alan is an expert in identifying suitable endgame solutions and delivering these. As a professional trustee, has been involved in 8 bulk annuity transactions, including (as Chair) the £4.8 billion buy-in of the Boots pension scheme covering all 53,000 members, making it the largest single transaction of its kind. He has also worked on two other £1bn+ transactions.

In addition to insurance solutions, Alan has also been involved with a number of schemes considering plans to run on rather than immediate buy-out.

As well as this de-risking expertise he has extensive experience of investment strategy and risk management. Alan brings this insight to the eight pension scheme appointments on which he currently represents LawDeb. These have scheme assets ranging from £50m to £multi-billion. Of these eight appointments, Alan is Chair of Trustees for four and works as a Co-Trustee for the remaining four.

Alan joined LawDeb in May 2019 from Mercer where he was Head of DB Solutions Development and Chair of the DB Policy Group. He had been a Partner at Mercer since 2011 and was responsible for launching a number of new business lines including Mercer Dynamic De-risking Solution (in the fiduciary management space), Mercer Workplace Savings (for DC) and Mercer Smart DB (as a longevity hedging solution).

Alan is an Accredited Member of the Association of Professional Pension Trustees and was a member of the sub-committee that developed the code of practice for professional sole corporate trustees.