Lifestyle Article - BW strengthens investment consulting with new senior hire

Barnett Waddingham has appointed a new senior hire to lead strategic investment advice to a wide range of clients.

 Pallavi Aston joins BW as Partner and Senior Investment Consultant with more than 18 years of industry experience, advising some of the largest institutional clients, including many FTSE100 UK pension schemes. Her primary focus will be providing investment advice to trustees, including risk management, asset allocation and endgame solutions.
 Prior to joining BW, Pallavi was Director at Isio, formerly KPMG UK, where she held various leadership roles. Previous positions also include senior management roles in the investment consulting divisions at Willis Towers Watson and Hymans Robertson.
 Rod Goodyer, Partner and Head of Investment Consulting, said; “Pallavi has been the trusted investment advisor on several FTSE 100 and other large schemes. She has a reputation for providing strong independent advice to clients working collaboratively with trustees, investment managers and in-house pensions teams to build tailored solutions. We’re delighted to have her join the team”
 “We are experiencing very strong demand for our services, driven by our clients’ first focus, our commitment to independence and our partnership model which creates a stable business platform. Investors including DB pension schemes are looking for truly independent and tailored advice as they face an unusual and uncertain environment. They are also looking for advice free from potential conflicts of interest and focused on their own objectives. Our approach allows us to do the right thing for our clients every time.”
 Pallavi Aston, Partner and Senior Investment Consultant, said: “I’m excited to be joining a firm that has a unique clarity of purpose built around clients and to have the opportunity to make a real difference to client outcomes.
 For me work is an important part of life and it was key to join a firm whose core values of integrity, excellence and diversity were aligned with my personal values. I’m delighted to become part of the Barnett Waddingham team and look forward to contributing to the growth of the business.”
 BW acts as a trusted partner to a wide range of clients including c25% of FTSE 100 and c10% of FTSE 350 companies.

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