Andrew currently chairs five DB pension schemes and is a trustee for several other schemes, varying in size from around £50 million to £10 billion. He is also a trustee on a number of DB investment committees, three of which he chairs including a large scheme with a financial services sponsor. Andrew sits on several specialist implementation and income generating end-game strategy sub-groups, two of which he also chairs.
Prior to joining LawDeb in 2017 as a professional trustee, Andrew was Head of Fixed Income Product Specialists at Aberdeen Asset Management and prior to that MD of the LDI team at BlackRock/Barclays Global Investors where he worked with some of the largest UK pension schemes.
With an investment background, Andrew has extensive experience of designing, implementing and managing liability driven investment (LDI) strategies, in addition to dynamic deficit-reducing investment strategies and end-game strategies covering a broad spectrum of asset classes.
Andrew has also worked with various schemes to implement buy-ins and buy-outs; has experience of close engagement with the Pensions Regulator and has worked closely with a challenged sponsor to implement a robust quarterly covenant monitoring process.
Andrew is currently Chair of the CFA Technical Committee that oversees the CMA required reporting standards in fiduciary management.
A King’s College and London School of Economics alumnus, when not keeping an eye on the financial markets, Andy can be found walking or listening to music, preferably blues.
What our clients say:
Andrew has very wide experience of pension funds and DB schemes in particular. I have always found him to be a very helpful sounding board both at meetings and informally between meetings