Punter Southall adds longevity swap exec to head pension de-risking

by Artemis on November 4, 2014

Punter Southall, the pension and actuarial consultancy, has hired an experienced executive with significant longevity swap and buyout expertise to head up the firm’s growing pension de-risking and risk transfer efforts.

Colette Christiansen, previously at Towers Watson, has been appointed  as Principal and Head of De-risking Solutions with effect from 30th September.

During her time at Towers Watson, Christiansen led a number of large or complex longevity swap transactions and pension buyouts. Before that she was part of Mercer’s financial strategy Group responsible for longevity risk transfer and pension de-risking solutions. As well as her considerable consulting experience, Christiansen was also partner at Pension Insurance Corporation responsible for longevity hedging.

Christiansen commented on her appointment; “I am delighted to join the Punter Southall team, with their reputation for excellent client service, thought leadership and innovative technology. I look forward to working closely with the client teams who have all the right tools in place to deliver innovative and cost-effective de-risking solutions to clients with schemes of all sizes.”

John Batting, Punter Southall’s Chief Executive Officer, added; “We are delighted that Colette joins us at a time when there is so much change in the pensions world offering us real scope to offer innovative de-risking solutions. Working alongside our existing de-risking specialists and deploying our best of breed technology platform, Punter Southall can help clients measure, monitor and manage risk in a way that best suits their needs and budgets.”

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