Allenbridge appoints John Bearman as a Senior Adviser

Allenbridge, a leading investment adviser to UK pension funds, is pleased to announce that John Bearman joins Allenbridge as a Senior Adviser.

John has 30 years of fund management experience in a wide range of asset management companies initially focusing on equities but over the past 10 years leading large multi asset investment teams.

Most recently he was the Head of Investment at FCA registered BPIM the in-house asset management team responsible for managing the £23bn BP plc UK DB pension fund. Whilst there he was responsible for over-seeing the day to day management of the portfolio across both the growth and liability matching portfolios including tactical asset allocation and investigating new asset classes and investment ideas. He was involved in the strategic asset allocation for the growth portfolio as well as defining de-risking stages. Over the past 3 years he led the implementation of the hedging strategy for the portfolio increasing the size and efficiency of the hedge ratio. Previous to BPIM he worked at Santander Asset Management where he was CIO responsible for a wide range of multi asset, risk adjusted portfolios for the Santander UK retail client base.

He has experience of managing internal investment teams as well as selecting and monitoring external managers and has invested in or analysed many of the asset classes used by large UK DB pension schemes. He also has expertise in investment business governance, compliance, risk and regulation.  He has sat on and presented to a large number of investment committees and boards and worked closely with the BP scheme trustees.

John Bearman said ‘I am very excited to be joining Allenbridge to help them serve their growing client base at this interesting stage of development for many pension funds. I look forward to bringing my 30 years of asset management experience across a wide range of asset classes and clients to help advise and service their clients’.

Odi Lahav, CEO of Allenbridge said ‘We are delighted to welcome John to the team as a senior adviser – his wealth of experience in asset management will help us build on our already growing advisory offering for pension funds and we look forward to working alongside him’.

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