JLT Employee Benefits, one of the UK's leading pension and employee benefit consultancies, has appointed Nick Buckland as a Senior Investment Consultant.
Nick joins from Dorset County Council where he was Chief Treasury and Pensions Manager for their pension fund, and also managed a team specifically dealing with pension fund management, investment management, accounting and pensions benefits.
In his new role, Nick will work closely with Kieran Harkin, JLT’s Head of Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Investment Consulting, to devise strategic, governance and asset pooling solutions as well as advising on the evolving regulatory environment.
To date, Nick has played a key role in the foundation of the Brunel Pension Partnership, the asset pool being implemented in the South-West of England by funds including the Environment Agency Pension Fund and the Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Pension Funds.
Kieran Harkin, Head of LGPS at JLT Employee Benefits, said: ‘Nick brings a wealth of expertise in the LGPS sector which will complement the existing skills we already have in the investment consulting team. His appointment testifies to our ambition to expand our investment consulting business within the public sector.’
Nick Buckland said: ‘I’m delighted to be joining JLT at what is a very challenging time for all funds within the LGPS. The practical experience I have gained in running the Dorset Fund and within the Brunel Pension Partnership will help to further strengthen and support JLT’s offering to the LGPS.’
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About JLT Employee Benefits
JLT Employee Benefits is one of the UK's leading employee benefit providers offering a wide range of benefit and pension services, including administration, actuarial and pension consultancy, investment, Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs) and Small Self Administered Schemes (SSASs) administration, flexible benefits, healthcare, benefit communication and financial education.
JLT Employee Benefits employs over 2,200 professionals throughout the UK and in 2013 had revenues of £172m in UK & Ireland.
Pensions and employee benefits companies within the JLT Employee Benefits group of companies include: JLT Benefit Solutions Ltd, Profund Solutions Limited, JLT Wealth Management Limited, JLT Investment Management Limited and Independent Trustee Services Limited. JLT Employee Benefits is part of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc.
About Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc
Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world's largest providers of insurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. JLT's client proposition is built upon its deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence.
JLT is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and owns offices in 39 territories with some 9,000 employees. Supported by the JLT International Network, it offers risk management and employee benefit solutions in 135 countries.