JLT Employee Benefits (JLT) has appointed Andrien Meyers as a Senior Investment Consultant. Meyers will work closely with Kieran Harkin, Head of Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Investment Consulting, to devise strategic, governance and asset pooling solutions, as well as advising the LGPS on the evolving regulatory environment.
Meyers will also, in due course, become involved delivering solutions to JLT’s private sector clients. He will be commencing employment with JLT in Q2 2016.
Andrien joins from the London Borough of Lambeth (LBL), where he was Treasury and Pensions Meyers. As such, Meyers managed the GBP1 billion Fund and played a hands-on role in implementing the funding and investment policies, monitoring and reporting the performance of a diversified portfolio outsourced to investment managers.
In addition to looking after the LBL Pension Fund, Meyers also was responsible for the Council’s Treasury function, having risen through the ranks of the council’s corporate finance arm which he joined in 2007.
Meyers is a member of several accounting and pension associations, including the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Institute of Leadership and Management, the PLSA Local Authority Committee, and the Institutional Investors Pension Fund Advisory Board. He also sits on the Investment Advisory Committee of the London Collective Investment Vehicle.
John Breedon, Head of Investment Consulting at JLT Employee Benefits, says: “Andrien 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 in the public sector.”
Meyers says: “This is a particularly challenging yet exciting time for the LGPS and there is a huge opportunity for JLT to deploy its expertise further in the public sector. For example, Asset Pooling is a complex process that has far ranging ramifications for the LGPS going forward and JLT has a range of ideas on how this challenge can be successfully navigated. It is also important that individual Fund’s design and implement solutions to tackle funding pressures: driving sufficient investment growth and implementing a risk management framework being examples of how to achieve this. JLT’s combined in-depth knowledge, technical and investment expertise will be highly valuable to LGPS clients to assist them in navigating the new environment.”