Membership Directory - Individual

Jacob Shah

Senior Investment Consultant at Lane Clark & Peacock

About

Bio: Jacob is a Senior Consultant in LCP's Investment team. He has been advising clients since 2015; helping them achieve better investment results, manage risk and secure pension scheme benefits by providing them with insightful analysis, industry expertise and tailored advice. His clients range in size from around £30m to £1bn, with his work covering a whole spectrum of investment issues, including investment strategy, manager selection and performance measurement.

To his clients, he brings his expertise in modelling pension scheme assets and liabilities. He is a key member of LCP's Asset Class Assumptions Group, which is responsible for setting and maintaining assumptions for LCP's modelling tools. He also sits on LCP's central Investment Strategy Group, which works on developing cutting edge investment strategies across LCP's entire client base. Jacob was a finalist in the Professional Pensions Rising Star Awards in 2019 and has been recognised for his work at LCP with firm wide "LCP CARES" awards for inspiring others in 2017, making "stuff" happen in 2020 and driving forward many cross-departmental initiatives in 2021.

Jacob qualified as a Chartered Enterprise Risk Actuary in 2019, qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 2018 and graduated with a first-class degree in Physics from Oxford University in 2015. Jacob says that he got to where he is today by accident! After deciding a career in Physics wasn't for him, he attended lots of career fairs and presentation evenings to try and figure out what he did want to do. He eventually settled on the consulting and asset management industries and secured an internship at LCP in 2014, which led to him securing a permanent role in 2015.

Jacob comments that:

"Supporting diversity is just the right thing to do, both for individuals and businesses. We shouldn't resign ourselves to a world where an individual doesn't feel they fit in and therefore can't bring their whole self to work. Instead, we should be celebrating our differences - they make us who we are! For individuals, a diverse and inclusive organisation is a better place to work and creates an environment where everyone can thrive. For businesses, a diverse group leads to better decision making and thought leadership, ultimately leading to a more successful business.

I am proud to be a Project 1000 Role Model because there is a real issue around diversity in the investment industry. However, if I can be a visible and vocal ally of the LGBT+ community, I hope to make it easier for people to be their true selves, know they have support around them when they need it, and allow them to spend more time on what they want to focus on rather than worrying about how others might react".
Project 1000 Role Models: Project 1000
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