PwC has boosted its Pensions Investment Advisory business with the appointment of Nikesh Patel as Senior Manager Investment Risk. According to the firm, his appointment follows the rapid growth the pensions practice has been experiencing, with Patel in charged with advising the firm’s clients on risk and investment strategies.
Nikesh Patel joins PwC from financial services firm BlackRock, where he acted as Vice President and Strategic Account Manager since 2012, managing from the firm’s largest institutional pension fund clients. Prior to this, he worked for Mercer Investments as Investment Consultant for five years. In the summer of 2016, Patel did a summer internship at KPMG as a Non-life Actuarial Analyst.
Patel is a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst. He has a Bachelor degree in Actuarial Science from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an Investment Management Certificate.
The appointment of Patel follows PwC’s growing pension business. Raj Mody, Head of UK Pensions Consulting at PwC, explains: “Our pensions consulting business continues to record rapid double-digit growth year on year and Nikesh is another great addition to our growing team.”
As Senior Manager Investment Risk, Patel will advise PwC clients on risk and investment strategies for their defined benefit pension funds.