Buck, a consulting, administration, and technology services firm specialising in pensions and employee benefits, has announced a range of new appointments across the business.
These new additions to the team will be a driving force in the delivery of Buck’s services, including more bespoke technology services for clients’ long-term success, increased actuarial support for trustees, and specialist investment advice.
Peter Dean joins Buck from Broadstone as a Senior Investment Consultant. With over 25 years’ industry experience, Dean will be offering investment advice to a range of Defined Benefit (DB) and Defined Contribution (DC) pension schemes and providing strategic direction on Buck’s investment propositions to help meet clients’ long-term strategies through technological solutions. Dean is a Chartered Member of both the Securities and Investment Institute and the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Member of the Pensions Management Institute and a Certified Financial Planner.
Jamie Patterson joins from PwC as a Principal and Senior Investment Consultant. For over 20 years, Patterson has been advising clients on strategic investment issues. He joins Buck’s rapidly growing investment operation in Manchester and will be taking a leading role on the company’s Fiduciary Management Oversight offering.
Jenny Richards joins from BBS as a Senior Consulting Actuary. A highly experienced actuary with extensive knowledge of funding and consultancy drawn from her work with committees at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and Association of Consulting Actuaries, Richards will deliver actuarial consulting services to Trustees and Company sponsors of defined benefit pension schemes.
Stuart Cameron joins from XPS as a Principal and Senior Benefit Consultant. He will provide benefits support to clients, harnessing Buck’s technology offering to provide bespoke programmes that suit the demands of each company.
Vishal Makkar, Head of Retirement at Buck in the UK, says: “Building a strong team not only means bringing on individuals with a wide range of skills, but also investing in specialised talent who can respond to specific challenges for our clients and the business. By combining this approach with the best technology and up-skilling our current staff, we’re ensuring that our clients are able to deliver on their commitments to scheme members – from measuring their engagement with the scheme to the effectiveness of the wider programmes on offer.”