Redington has announced the appointment of Kieran Harkin as Managing Director in its Investment Consulting team.
Harkin brings more than 20 years’ experience supporting both DB and DC pension schemes on a full spectrum of services ranging from core investment strategy and sustainable investment, to risk management, manager selection and tactical asset allocation.
He joins the team on 2 May from Mercer where he was Head of LGPS Investment, advising Funds directly as well as overseeing the broader market proposition. Prior to this, he held a range of senior positions at firms including JLT, KPMG and PWC.
At Redington, Harkin will play a key role in the ongoing development of the firm’s investment consulting capabilities, as well offering support and insight as the team looks to further invest in its proposition for LGPS clients.
Zoe Taylor, Deputy CEO, said: “A combination of bear-market returns, higher inflation and tight monetary policy has created a challenging backdrop for UK pension schemes, and triggered a host of repercussions surrounding regulations, investments and operations alike.
“Our investment consulting team has been working extremely hard to help our DB and DC clients navigate these changing market conditions. Kieran’s wide-ranging experience will be invaluable as we continue to explore new ways of building on this work, as well as expanding our proposition for LGPS funds. We couldn’t be more pleased to have him on board.”
Commenting on his new position, Kieran Harkin said: “Over the past 15 years, Redington has built a reputation for having a great culture and a firm commitment to delivering an outcome-focused service which ensures stakeholder alignment across all decisions taken. This approach strongly aligns with my own, so I am excited to get started with this new challenge and have a hand in helping an even wider range of clients achieve the best possible outcomes for their beneficiaries.”