Welcome to Hymans Robertson On. In this podcast we’ll be covering a broad range of topics from pensions, savings, technology, insurance, responsible investment, financial education and much more. Founded in 1921, Hymans Robertson is one of the longest established independent actuarial firms in the UK. We deliver a full range of services including actuarial, insurance consulting, enterprise risk management, investment consulting, third-party pensions administration and communications consulting. Our client base includes FTSE 100, FTSE 250, privately owned firms and financial institutions. We’re also recognised leaders in the field of public sector pensions.
Understanding Longevity - The impact of Covid-19 - Episode 51
In the latest episode of Hymans Robertson On...we are back for the second episode in our 'Understanding longevity' series, where we talk about all things longevity.
Our host Megan Hart is joined by Joseph Lu, Director of Longevity Science at Legal & General, to talk about Covid-19. We discuss how the recent pandemic could impact future life expectancy and what the actuarial community should be doing in response to this.
Shining a spotlight on annuities - Episode 50
In Episode 50 of Hymans Robertson On… our host Kathryn Fleming, Partner, is joined by Mark Ormston from Retirement Line, to shine a spotlight on annuities and their role in retirement. What is an annuity? What does an annuity offer? What is an enhanced annuity? And, what is the most common annuity misconception? Listen now to find out more!
Women In Pensions - Episode 49
In this episode of Hymans Robertson On… our host Kirsty Moffat speaks to Professional Pensions Women in Pensions award winners, Rona Train (Lifetime Achievement), Kirstan Ferris (Most Inspiring Returner) and Laura Adrikopoulous (Role Model of the Year).
During the episode we will be diving into the winner’s challenges and achievements that have led them to this moment in their career.
DC Master Trusts - Scottish Widows - Episode 48
In Episode 48 of Hymans Robertson On… our host Victoria Panormo, Senior DC Investment Consultant, presents the latest episode in our mini-series on DC Master Trust providers.
In this episode, Victoria is joined by Lily Morris and Sharon Bellingham to discuss the latest developments from Scottish Widows, including how they develop ideas for their pipeline and a preview of what's to come.
Stewardship from a Fiduciary Manager's perspective (Part 1) - Episode 47
In this episode of Hymans Robertson On...we bring you the first episode of our two-part series exploring stewardship from a Fiduciary Manager’s perspective. Samora Stephenson, Senior Investment Consultant here at Hymans Robertson is joined by two Fiduciary Managers, Ajeet Manjrekar, co-Head of Solutions at River and Mercantile Solutions and Inge West, Senior Sustainable Investment Specialist at Mercer Investment Solutions to discuss this topic.
We look at how these fiduciary managers determine engagement priorities; whether ‘bespoke’ engagement is possible for clients with different priorities; and whether divestment is an appropriate action to create good outcomes.
Disclaimer: This podcast has been prepared by Hymans Robertson LLP, Mercer and River & Mercantile, and is based upon our understanding of events as at November 2021. It is designed to be a general summary of stewardship from a Fiduciary Manager’s perspective and is not specific to the circumstances of any particular employer or pension scheme. The information contained in this podcast is opinion and should not be construed as advice or promoting any financial products and not be considered as a substitute for specific advice as the information is generic in nature. Hymans Robertson LLP, Mercer and River & Mercantile accept no liability for errors or omissions.
Investment - Buildings, back better – UK property market review - Episode 46
In this episode of Hymans Robertson On... our host Ben Farmer presents the latest instalment in our Investment series, this time on the UK property market. Ben welcomes Linda McAleer, who leads Property research at Hymans Robertson, and Hannah Marshall, CIO of UK Direct Real Estate at CBRE Investment Management. During the episode we recap what’s been a rollercoaster couple of years in property, and look at key trends and an insight into what the future might hold, with a focus on responsible investment and how this is shaping the property market. You can find links to the content referenced in this episode’s show notes at www.hymans.co.uk/hymans-robertson-on along with other episodes in the series.