Hymans Robertson promotes Philip Pearson

14 May 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Actuarial consultancy Hymans Robertson has named Philip Pearson as Head of LGPS Investment. Pearson brings more than two decades of experience to the role.

The local government pension scheme (LGPS) is evolving and facing a period of unprecedented change across funding, investment and governance matters. Making sure funds have a clear, integrated funding and investment strategy is key. Hymans Robertson boasts almost 100 years of experience advising the LGPS investment market. It provides advice on strategy, portfolio construction and implementation to meet the needs of funds regarding a multitude of services, including financial modelling, portfolio construction and ESG strategies, among others.

Philip Pearson joined Hymans Robertson in 2020, initially serving as a Senior Investment Consultant in the consultancy’s London office. Now, as it looks to further support clients in the LGPS market, Hymans Robertson has promoted him to Head of LGPS Investment.

Philip Pearson promoted by Hymans Robertson

Commenting on the news, David Walker, Chief Investment Officer said, “Philip brings a great deal of investment and client consulting experience to this role, at a time when our LGPS investment business is continuing to broaden the reach that we have achieved over many years.”

With almost 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, before joining Hymans Robertson, Pearson was Head of Asset Management at AgFe, an asset management/advisory firm specialising in real asset financing. He was also previously Head of Alternative Investments at Aviva Investors. In these roles, he advised and supported institutional investors in allocating capital to a variety of private markets including private equity/debt, real estate and infrastructure.

Pearson has an in-depth understanding of investment markets and leads our advice to a number of LGPS funds across the whole range of investment services. The expertise he brings will enable the firm to extend and evolve its investment offering as it continues to bolster its support for LGPS clients over the forthcoming months.

Commenting on his appointment, Pearson said, “Investment is at the heart of all financial strategy and in this current Covid-19 environment, the expertise and insight we offer will be essential for our LGPS clients as they navigate unpredictable, and choppy, economic waters over the next few years. I am thrilled to be taking on this role at such a challenging time for the LGPS sector and for the economy and markets generally.”

Earlier in the spring, Hymans Robertson promoted Shabna Islam to lead its master trust research and manage the firm’s relationships with defined contribution product providers.