Ashley joined MJ Hudson in April 2020. His initial involvement has been on investment manager searches although it is expected that his time will mainly be devoted to providing investment advisory and other consultancy services directly to pension schemes.
Ashley is a Senior Adviser. He has over 30 years’ investment experience having done 10 years of actuarial work before that.
The bulk of his investment career was spent having responsibilities for fixed income and multi-asset class institutional clients being successively Assistant Director, Fixed Interest at Prudential, and then Head of Fixed Income and additionally Director of Balanced Funds at AXA Investment Managers. Most recently at Legal & General Investment Management he was Product Director, Fixed Income before setting up and running its Commercial Real Estate Lending team, becoming a Director of LGIM Real Assets. In addition to his asset management work Ashley also has significant sales and marketing and client training experience.
During his career Ashley has managed a wide range of UK and international clients, being responsible for assets in excess of £20 bn. He has specialist experience of both quoted and unquoted government, corporate and derivative instruments as well as having worked on strategic and tactical asset allocation strategies for clients.
Ashley got a Maths BSc and then a Masters degree from Nottingham University and became a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 1982. He has occupied numerous positions of responsibility for a variety of charitable and community organizations.
Ashley is married with seven children. Finding time for hobbies has, not surprisingly, been challenging but when he can he puts on red and white and goes to support Leyton Orient.