Capita appoints senior investment consultant

Capita Employee Benefits has appointed Sam Roberts (pictured) senior investment consultant.

Roberts joins from Lane Clark and Peacock (LCP) where he was a lead consultant with a specific focus on investment.

In the new role, Roberts will provide a range of investment advice to both trustee boards and employers, including advice on preparing for, and implementing, the purchase of buy-in and buy-out contracts.

Roberts is a qualified actuary with 15 years’ experience advising on defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution pension schemes.

He said: “I’m pleased to be joining Capita at an interesting time for the industry as the de-risking market continues to evolve.

“I’m looking forward to getting involved with the development of our new investment proposition.”

Julie Stothard, head of actuarial, investment and DB consulting at Capita Employee Benefits, added: “We’re pleased to welcome [Roberts] to the team.

“His broad range of experience gives him a great understanding of the interaction of the assets and the liabilities, enabling him to design investment strategies to meet our [employer] clients’ objectives.”