Jul 31, 2017
Today on the show I'm joined by the excellent Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, co-founder of Redington.
Redington advises large pension funds around the world and believes there is a way to solve the pensions challenge, and that it involves bringing together great minds in conversation, as well as connecting unlikely dots to provide new and better ways for pension funds to reach their goals.
Dawid qualified as a barrister of Lincoln’s Inn in 1987, before transitioning into banking to work for Natwest Capital Markets in 1990. He joined Merrill Lynch in 2000 where, in his last role, he was Managing Director responsible for Merrill Lynch’s Pensions and Insurance Group, Europe.
In 2004 he implemented the market’s first full derivative liability driven investment (LDI) hedge for a defined benefit pension fund, making history in the risk management arena. In 2005 on the advice of his clients, he left to set up Redington, and hasn’t looked back.
In 2009 Dawid took the lead in setting up the firm’s second business, mallowstreet.com, which is now the established online community for the UK pensions industry. 3000 members of the site represent over $2 trillion in pension fund assets through 500 pension schemes.
In this episode, we have a wide-ranging conversation about several different things. We talk about the savings crisis; what is it and what can we do to get people saving more for their futures? We also talk about behavioural economics, something regular listeners to this podcast will know I'm currently exploring and learning more about. Finally, we chat about the role of technology within the world of financial services and some exciting future developments in this space.
You can find the show notes for this episode at icradio.co.uk/248. There's useful links and you can also download the full episode transcript.
Here's my conversation with Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, in episode 248 of Informed Choice Radio.