Sankar Mahalingham

Managing Director, Pensions

Sankar joined LawDeb in 2021 and is Managing Director of the Pensions business. He leads a team of 55+ pension professionals – trustees and pensions executives – who are appointed to over 220 schemes, with c £325 billion in assets under management. Sankar’s team helps govern pensions for 10% of the UK population.

With over 25 years’ experience in the Pensions Industry and as a pensions actuary by background with broad pensions experience of working with a range of different stakeholders, Sankar’s aim for clients is to ensure we work well with trustee boards and corporate sponsors to support good governance and find funding and investment solutions that meet the needs of all stakeholders and importantly, deliver the best outcomes for members.

Prior to joining LawDeb he worked at Deloitte, XPS Pensions Group, Towers Watson and Mercer advising trustees and corporate sponsors on pensions issues. He also worked as Head of Group Pensions at RSA Insurance Group.

Sankar holds a Master of Arts (Hons) in Mathematics from Pembroke College, Cambridge University and is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries. He is also a keen hockey player and avid cricket fan.

What his colleagues say:

Denis Jackson, CEO Law Debenture

“Sankar has already demonstrated significant commercial aptitude since joining Law Debenture, injecting real energy into the business. This has been a huge asset to clients, the Pensions team, and the wider Law Debenture business. I am confident that Sankar will drive the Pensions Business forward further under his leadership, adapting to the changing landscape and meeting the expanding needs of clients whilst continuing to provide our high-quality service to our clients.

Michael Chatterton, Trustee Director at LawDeb Pension Trustees, said: “Sankar’s deep understanding of delivering bespoke solutions to clients and his commitment to developing client relationships is a key factor in the continued growth of the Pensions business. He brings energy and innovation across the business for the benefit of clients and colleagues.”