This new role reflects a growing demand from smaller institutional pension clients who are being increasingly ignored by the large global asset managers. The desire for scale has led these managers to only offer a single unitised portfolio. LGT Vestra has always focused on delivering a high quality tailored approach to clients and this approach has already led to successful growth in this sector. Robin will be responsible for the development and distribution of the firm’s institutional investment propositions for pensions, with an initial focus on supporting smaller Defined Benefits pension schemes.
Robin is well-known in the pensions market and joins LGT Vestra from Capita plc’s Private Sector division where he was Head of Marketing and Research for the company’s Employee Benefits and Life and Pensions businesses.
Tony Allan, Partner and Head of Business Development at LGT Vestra, said:
“Robin’s appointment reflects LGT Vestra’s ambition to meet the growing demand from smaller Defined Benefits pension schemes for our investment offerings and high level of service. I am delighted to welcome Robin to LGT Vestra and believe he will be a great addition in helping us continuously improve the service we offer to the institutional community.”