Isio promotes three senior leaders to boost research output

20 December 2021 2 min. read
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Pensions and investment advisory firm Isio has made three appointments in its investment team. Cadi Thomas, Andrew Singh and Tom Wilson have been elevated as the firm enjoys rapid growth. 

The three promotions take place across the real assets, ESG and research wings of the firm. Ajith Balan Nair, Isio’s Head of Asset Class and Manager Research, believes the promotions set the firm up well to build on its momentum next year.

Commenting on the news, Nair said, “Research is the life blood of our business and we have a passionate team who are driving innovation in how we explore new possibilities. While we continue to expand our offering and recruit for a number of new and exciting roles, we are delighted that we’ve been able to develop our existing talent into these senior positions.”

Cadi Thomas, Andrew Singh and Tom Wilson - Isio

Cadi Thomas has been promoted to Head of ESG Research, and will be driving the team’s agenda for sustainable investing. In her previous role as deputy head of the team, Thomas was instrumental in developing the firm’s ESG capabilities across IP and products – a key area for clients, who are increasingly having to reckon with ESG demands. She is also a member of the Investment Consultants Sustainability Working Group.  

Andrew Singh will meanwhile become Head of the Real Assets team, covering a broad array of sub-asset classes including property, infrastructure and natural capital. With Isio’s investment philosophy focusing on ESG and income generating assets, real assets form a significant portion of most of its clients’ portfolios. Singh has been part of the research team for more than five years and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the asset class to this important role. 

Tom Wilson finally has been promoted to Head of Credit Research covering both public and private credit markets. In his previous role as Deputy Head, Wilson guided significant growth of Isio’s credit product range into newer areas such as secured finance and diversified private debt and is a key member of the team involved in the design and development of new product ideas.  

Formerly KPMG’s pensions practice, actuarial consultancy Isio was formed from a management buyout finalised in early 2020. While the independent firm started life with more than 1,000 clients, ranging from mid-sized companies to FTSE 100s – and to build on this early momentum, Isio has committed to a rapid expansion campaign through 2021. This has included the acquisition of Premier Pensions Partners, the expansion of its network of offices across the UK, and the addition of 130 new financial professionals to its team since March last year.