Pension consultants LCP have appointed Dan Mikulskis as a new partner in the company’s investment team.
In this new role Mikulskis will be lead on the development of projects for both DB schemes, and for clients outside the traditional DB market. This will involve building a portfolio of lead adviser roles.
Mikulskis is currently part of the Institute of Actuaries working party on Self-Sufficiency, Buy-out and Consolidation, as well as the Pension Regulator’s Funding and Investment Working Group.
Prior to this appointment he was head of DB pensions at Redington. He has also worked in investment roles at Macquarie and Deutsche Bank in Sydney.
LCP’s investment business has grown substantially over recent years and it now advises over £250bn of assets.
The LCP Investment team now comprises over 120 investment professionals who support the delivery of their advisory and manager research and selection services.
Mikulskis says: “DB pensions are at an inflection point. Funding has increased, but there is still a lot of work to be done to define things like “self-sufficiency” and to support schemes to define and achieve their endgame.
“I believe independent consultants have an important role in this conversation.”
He adds: “The collaborative, dynamic partnership culture of LCP really stands out and I am excited to help shape the future of DB, as well as extend the strategy, research and technology capabilities to other long-term investors.”
LCP’s head of investment Clay Lambiotte adds: “We are also seeing a lot of potential to bring the power of our advisory and manager research platform to investors beyond DB pensions. Dan brings complementary skills and insights to our team and the work we are doing with our clients.”