Xafinity Punter Southall, the largest pure pensions consultancy in the UK specialising in pensions actuarial, investment consulting and administration services, announces the appointment of Simeon Willis as Chief Investment Officer. He joins from KPMG where he was a Director and Head of Investment Strategy.
Simeon will be responsible for Xafinity Punter Southall’s client tailored strategic asset allocation advice and manager research across all asset classes enabling clients to make the most of their investments. He will also be spearheading innovative and market leading investment research across the investment team for all clients to benefit from.
Simeon has 16 years’ experience advising trustees and corporate sponsors of pension schemes on strategic investment matters. At KPMG he was responsible for overseeing all investment research across the UK team as well as being a client consultant to medium to large pensions schemes. He is a specialist in risk management techniques including liability driven investment and capital markets.
Patrick McCoy, Head of Investment at Xafinity Punter Southall said “The strength of any consulting business is only as good as the people it can recruit and retain. I worked with Simeon for 10 years and know just how good he is at developing thinking and advice that really adds value to clients. I am delighted he is joining the team we have put together following the merger of Xafinity and Punter Southall.”