As an Investment Director in Investment Products and Strategies, Paul works closely with fixed income investors to help ensure the integrity of their investment approaches. This includes meeting regularly with investment teams and overseeing portfolio positioning, performance, and risk exposures as well as developing new products and client solutions and managing business issues such as capacity, fees, and guidelines. He also meets with clients, prospects, and consultants to communicate our investment philosophy, strategy, positioning, and performance. He is based in our London office.
As a Director in the Global Relationship Group, Tim is responsible for business development activities in the UK and Ireland. He works closely with Wellington Management’s investment professionals to create solutions that meet the investment objectives of current and prospective clients.
Douglas is a Senior Solutions Director within the Pension Solution Team at Aberdeen Standard Investments and is responsible for helping to design strategies and solutions to meet the evolving needs of UK DB pension schemes. Douglas is a qualified actuary and previously worked as an actuary at the Punter Southall Group. Across his career Douglas has provided advice to both trustees and sponsoring employers of pension schemes on a wide range of issues from actuarial valuations to investment strategy reviews and designing de-risking solutions for his clients. Douglas joined ASI as a Client Director, before moving into the Pension Solutions Team in 2018.
Douglas graduated with a BA (Hons) in Mathematical Sciences from University College, Oxford University and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
Ken is UK Distribution Director, Institutional and is responsible for the new business strategy for UK Institutional investors including insurance groups, family offices, charities, corporate and local authority pension funds. Ken also has oversight of the liquidity new business team that includes over £60bn in money market assets. Ken joined Aberdeen Standard Investments as a result of the merger between Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life in August 2017. Ken joined Aberdeen in 2012 from Nomura Asset Management U.K. Ltd as Vice President responsible for all aspects of business development covering the UK, Netherlands, Ireland, Middle East & Africa. Ken has over 20 years of institutional asset management experience and has worked at a number of asset management companies over the period including Henderson Global Investors, Aviva Investors, UBS and Phillips & Drew.
Chris is the Director of the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) with overall responsibility for leading and managing the PPI. Chris originally joined the PPI as Research Director in July 2002 and was responsible for the research programme for eleven years. At the PPI Chris has authored and presented several research reports analysing pensions (including state, private and public sector pensions), pension reforms and other provision for retirement income. Chris is experienced in presenting research findings to a wide range of audiences and to the media.
In June 2019 Chris was appointed Principal of the Pensions Dashboard Industry Delivery Group at the Money and Pensions Service. This new role commenced on the 8th July on a two-day week basis. Currently Chris is also a member of the Joint Expert Panel (JEP) that has been set up to examine the valuation of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). The JEP is tasked with agreeing key principles to underpin the future approach of the University and College Union (UCU) and Universities UK (UUK) to the USS valuation.
In February 2017 Chris was announced as one of the three co-chairs for the DWP AE Review Advisory Group. Chris led on providing advice on the theme of Contributions. The DWP published the final report in December 2017.
Chris started his career as an Economic Adviser at the Department of Social Security (now the Department for Work and Pensions), before joining the ABI as Senior Economist. He has a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of Warwick, and an MSc in Economics from Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London.
Stuart is a Partner at pensions law firm Sackers, specialising in finance and investment issues and with a strong focus on responsible investment. He has assisted the PLSA in producing guidance for pension schemes on ESG and implementation statements guidance, chairs the Pensions Climate Risk Industry Group, established by the Pensions Regulator and DWP to provide guidance for pension trustees on climate risk and is a member of the legal panel to the Impact Investing Institute.
After a decade photographing superstars as an editorial photographer in fashion and music, Giles Duley turned his back on glamour to concentrate on helping people. After a spell as a carer he realized the power of stories and returned to photography. Working with respected charities such as MSF and UNHCR, he highlighted the lesser-known, individual stories behind the headlines of conflict and disaster.
Documenting the work and lives of charities and those they help around the world, Giles travelled to Afghanistan at the height of the conflict. Whilst on patrol with US Army’s 75th Cavalry Regiment, he stepped on an IED. He was severely injured, losing both legs and his left arm, spending two months in intensive care. Close to death twice (his family were told to say their goodbyes on both occasions) he pulled through.
Giles became the only civilian to be treated at the military hospital in Headley Court as the NHS had no experience in treating a triple amputee survivor of a bomb explosion. In the year that followed he underwent nearly thirty operations and a grueling rehabilitation regime. Despite being told his life would never be the same, that he would never walk again and he’d require constant assistance, he quickly determined to focus on what he could do rather than what he couldn’t. He stubbornly told his doctors “I’m still a photographer” and less than two years after the incident he was both walking and working again.
As well as returning to Afghanistan to complete his assignment, Giles has documented moving, inspiring human stories in Lebanon, Iraq, Cambodia, Laos, Colombia, Uganda, South Sudan, Angola and Jordan. Photographing conflicts and humanitarian crises for charities and NGOs, he has travelled the world meeting the victims of war and disaster. Sharing their stories with the world, he often returning years later to meet his subjects again and see how desperate circumstances are often tinged with genuine hope.
With stories that are by turns poignant, inspirational and amusing, Giles looks at the enduring nature of the human spirit as well as the passion for his work that helped him overcome his injuries. He offers a look at a world few see first hand, putting things in perspective, but also offering lessons in commitment, goals, and values. He considers what businesses can learn from the power and importance of telling a story as well as his own resilience and determination. He also recounts stories such as how getting a drunken tattoo with the men that saved his life didn’t entirely go to plan.