Neil Bull, Investment Consultant, TPR
Neil is an Investment Consultant at the Regulator and advises on investment issues in respect of both DB and DC schemes. In this role he works with individual pension schemes as well as contributing to policy work impacting across the DB and DC landscapes. He joined the Regulator in 2017.
Prior to this he worked as an Investment Consultant and Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at IBM Retirement Funds EMEA. He became a fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries in 2001 and is a CFA® charterholder.
Ben Clissold, Head of Fixed Income & Treasury, USSIM
Ben joined USS Investment Management Limited as Head of Fixed Income and Treasury in January 2020. He was previously at BlackRock where he managed the LDI business in EMEA and led the coordination of Integrated LDI across Global Fixed Income. In addition, he was the Chair of BlackRock’s Investment Oversight Committee and was responsible for $22bn active LDI clients.
Prior to this, Ben worked with P-Solve as Deputy CIO, where he was the Chair of the Derivative Policy Committee and a voting member of the Investment Committee.
Ben has an MSc in Mathematics from Durham University.
Gaurav Gupta, Senior Manager Research Analyst., Barnett Waddingham
Gaurav is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has extensive knowledge of investment products in the industry. He joined the investment consultancy industry in 2017 and provides strategy and investment manager research services. He currently works at Barnett Waddingham, having previously been head of multi-asset research at XPS Investments. Prior to joining investment consultancy, Gaurav worked at Thesis Asset Management where he won multiple industry awards and co-managed the Thesis multi-asset model portfolio service which he helped grow to approximately £250m under management.