Appointments update 15 November 2021

BT Group has appointed XPS Pensions Group as its pension advisory partner.

XPS Pensions was chosen following a competitive tender process and will support BT’s in-house pensions team and advise on actuarial and investment matters and the ongoing evolution of BT’s pensions strategy. BT Group pensions risk director, Paul Rogers, said that the partnership would bring “significant scale and depth of support to BT and further enhance the way we work as a team”. BT Group has both defined benefit and defined contribution pension schemes, including the BT Pension Scheme, one of the UK’s largest occupational pension schemes with 280,000 members and assets of over £50bn.

Aries Insight has announced the appointment of Jonny Davies as pensions technical consultant.

Davies has over 18 years’ experience in the pensions industry and will lead on work specially focusing on pension transfer law and regulation, The Pensions Regulator and its code of practice, and pension trustee duties and powers. He joins from Quilter, where he was a pensions technical specialist, and previously held a number of roles in the industry across administration and technology for both occupational and personal pensions.

Cardano has named Justin Hatch as head of credit.

In the newly-created role, Hatch will lead the evolution of Cardano’s credit offering, supported by investment professionals in both London and Rotterdam. He brings more than 20 years’ experience in fixed income investments to the role, joining from British Airways, where he was head of credit and lead manager on Sterling corporate bond portfolios. Hatch will also sit on the Investment Committee, and will report to group chief investment officer, Marino Valensise.

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