Shalin Bhagwan has joined as our new Chief Actuary as of 1 July 2023.
Shalin brings extensive pensions, actuarial and investment experience having worked across the sector for many years, most recently for five years as Head of Pensions Advisory at DWS (formerly Deutsche Asset Management) where he led a team and was responsible for the development of investment solutions for UK pension funds.
This included the development of pass-through voting for pooled funds as well as net-zero investment solutions.
In addition, he brings significant LDI management experience and has advised some of the UK’s largest pension funds, including RBS, Lloyds and Rolls Royce, on their investment strategies.
He recently served as a board member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’, Finance and Investment Board and as an advisory member for the task force to boost socio-economic diversity at senior level in both the financial and professional services sectors, and we look forward to the contribution he will make to the PPF.
Our Chief Executive, Oliver Morley, said, “We are delighted to welcome Shalin to our Executive team at a time of change and challenge for the DB sector. We have important priorities to deliver as part of our strategic plan and we look forward to his contribution to ensure we continue to deliver for those who rely on us."
Shalin Bhagwan said, “The PPF has demonstrated its deep expertise across both asset-liability management and delivering an excellent customer experience. It is exciting to join at a time when this expertise is increasingly being recognised for the broader role it can play. I am looking forward to working with my colleagues to build on the important role that the PPF has to play in enhancing security for all members of our diverse DB pension fund universe.”