Capita Employee Solutions picks Lydia Fearn as investment leader

06 August 2020 2 min. read
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Experienced investment consultant Lydia Fearn has joined Capita Employee Solutions to lead its investment team. Fearn will take up her new role in September, having most recently headed up Redington’s financial wellbeing wing.

Part of technology-focused professional services firm Capita, Capita Employee Solutions first evolved out of the merger of the organisation’s Employee Benefits and HR Solutions brands; creating a holistic capability in the employee solutions market. Offering a comprehensive range of employee engagement services, Capita Employee Solutions is positioned in the market to assist organisations in delivering outsourced and co-sourced pensions administration, employee benefits consultancy, HR payroll, talent management and cutting edge technology.

As the largest employee engagement consultancy in the UK, Capita Employee Solutions manages more than 1 million people’s employee benefits via Orbit, administers 4.8 million members’ pensions and provides 3 million payslips a year. The workforce comprises of 3,000 employees operating from 21 locations across the UK providing services to over 3,100 public and private sector clients.

Lydia Fearn, Investment leader, Capita Employee Solutions

With Capita Employee Solutions looking to continue growing its footprint, the firm has announced the appointment of Lydia Fearn as the new leader of its investment team. She brings over 18 years of investment and consulting experience to the role, having worked at some of the country’s leading companies on both fronts.

Most recently, Fearn was Head of DC and Financial Well-being at financial services firm Redington, having joined in 2016. Prior to that, she spent three years as an Investment Consultant with Barclays Wealth and Investment Management, and six years with Lane, Clark & Peacock, where she was latterly a Senior Investment Consultant. Earlier, she also worked as an Investment Associate for Hewitt Associates between 2002 and 2007.

Ahead of assuming her new position in September, Fearn said in a LinkedIn post, “I have had an amazing time at Redington and wish them all the success. I have learnt so much and am forever grateful to Robert Gardner for taking a chance on me and allowing me to work for a firm that pushes boundaries. I hope to sprinkle some of that magic at Capita!”

Commenting on the post, Mitesh Sheth, CEO at Redington, responded, “Wishing you all the best Lydia. Thank you for building an awesome DC team, enviable client base and leading edge capability at Redington over the past few years. Capita Employee Solutions are very lucky to have you.”