Robin Claessens

Articles from Robin Claessens

  • WHAT QUESTIONS SHOULD I ASK MY ADVISERS ABOUT…..LONGEVITY

    Early July, BT announced with great publicity that it executed a £16bn longevity hedging deal with Prudential Insurance Company of America. It is easy to get caught up in the media hype and “heat of the moment reactions” on this mega deal. However, from my time as CEO and CIO of Invensys Pension Scheme, it became clear that trustees need to ask the right questions to find the right solutions for a particular scheme. With this in mind, I try to put myself in the shoes of a pension fund trustee director and wonder: “What questions should I, trustee, ask my advi ... ..read more

Robin joined Redington in May 2014 and is Managing Director in the Investment Consulting team.
 
He was most recently CFO of BBOXX Ltd, a young and ambitious start-up which designs and manufactures “plug and play” solar-based electric systems, where he had wide-ranging responsibilities.
 
Prior to this he was CEO and CIO of Invensys Pension Scheme (85,000 members, ca. £4.5bn of assets) where he was responsible for Liability Management, Asset Management, Corporate Strategy, Administration (Benefits, Accounts, IT and Payroll) and the Corporate Sponsor Liaison Strategy. He oversaw the fund’s Trustee Board and Governance & Audit Committee and chaired its Asset and Liability Management Committee. As CIO, he designed and executed a three-step plan to upgrade the fund’s investments and risk management capabilities.
 
Robin started his career at Goldman Sachs working initially in Corporate Treasury before moving into the Corporate Pension Advisory Group where he advised European and US corporations and their pension scheme on all aspects of pension strategy.
 
He is a member of the Milken Institute Young Leaders’ Circle.
 
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