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Ben Lucas

Investment consulting
Senior Vice President
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Meet Ben
Ben’s thinking

Ben is a Senior Vice President, Actuary and Team Leader in the Investment consulting team, having joined MJ Hudson in September 2020.

His role covers strategic asset allocation, portfolio construction, asset-liability modelling, investment research, manager selection, investment and operational due diligence, with a specialist focus on alternative asset classes. This includes private markets (private equity, private credit, infrastructure and real estate), hedge funds and alternative risk premia.

Experience

Prior to joining MJ Hudson, Ben spent over six years as a Pensions and Investment Consultant at Willis Towers Watson, providing strategic advice to corporates and trustees of UK Defined Benefit pension schemes. Ben’s expertise covered a wide range of areas including investment strategy, journey planning, bulk annuity transactions, funding and liability management.

Qualifications

  • Qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries
  • BSc (First-Class Honours) Mathematics, Durham University
  • Expertise

    Investment consulting

    Strategic advice

    Manager selection

    Investment due diligence

    Operational due diligence

    Recent client work

    • assisted a Middle Eastern bank build out their wealth management platform by developing a set of five diversified Sharia-compliant multi-asset model portfolios across the risk-return spectrum
    • advised a sovereign treasury on optimising their portfolio strategy to increase the likelihood of achieving their absolute return target
    • conducted two real estate manager selection (global and US) exercises on behalf of a €20 billion European corporate pension fund
    • carried out strategic asset allocation reviews for three UK local government pension schemes

    Interests

    Ben is a sports enthusiast, with a particular passion for rugby and cricket. Ben also enjoys competing in marathons and Ironman 70.3 races.

     

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