Membership Directory - Individual

Aaron Punwani

Chief Executive Officer and Partner at Lane Clark & Peacock

About

Bio: Aaron joined LCP as a graduate in 1996, qualified as actuary in 1999 and became the firm’s youngest partner in 2002. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 2019 with overall responsibility for defining and delivering the firm’s strategy, to meet the evolving needs of LCP’s clients and people as the firm continues to grow.

Aaron advises the trustees or corporate sponsors of some of the UK’s largest pension schemes. His work with trustees is focused on maximising the security of their members’ benefits, through the optimum combination of funding strategy, investment strategy and engagement with the sponsor. His work with companies is focused on lightening their pensions burden. He has particular expertise in: establishing effective and joined-up funding and investment strategies; the use of contingent assets; and pensioner buy-ins and buy-outs.

He believes that he got to where he is today due to the empowering culture at LCP which provided him with opportunities to progress. Aaron had the opportunity to get involved with technological transformation of LCP’s core services, and building a strategy to diversify into broader areas, which led to his appointment at CEO. In 2016 Aaron received an Institute and Faculty of Actuaries President's Award, for "unstinting commitment to promoting the influence, reputation and breadth of actuaries and the role they play in business and society”. He is also the winner of the 2021 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Transformational Leader Category for London and the South East.
Aaron is passionate about equality and inclusion in all its forms and he believes that this is an essential component of LCP’s business success. Aaron comments that: “Celebrating our differences allows people to thrive, drives innovation, and makes LCP a fun place to work. I am proud to be a Project 1000 Role Model because providing visible support, as an ally, to celebrate people’s differences is the strongest step I can take to accelerate progress across our industry”.
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