How we work with Defined Benefit (DB) pensions

We are focused on helping you generate sufficient investment returns, while being mindful of risks at each stage of your journey.

Whether you need to generate investment returns, whilst being unable to bear any short-term losses, or whether your scheme is fully funded and want to become more self-sufficient – our experienced team can help you reach your objectives. Regardless of your size, we can provide advice on your scheme’s direction, manage your liabilities or investment strategies, or take care of your day-to-day investment decisions.

A partner focused on your needs

We are highly attuned to the challenges that defined benefit pension schemes face. In working with us, you have access to:

  • Long-term partners committed to improve outcomes for your scheme’s members
  • Nimble advice and actions based on thorough, long-term market and industry analysis
  • Creative solutions to complex challenges

Solving your biggest challenges

Through access to investment expertise and highly experienced industry experts, we can help you make well-informed decisions.

You can access strategies tailored to your needs that help you deliver the returns you need to meet your long-term goals, while managing your scheme’s cash-flow requirements and liabilities.

We structure solutions around your needs. Therefore, we take time and due care to understand what you need, so that we can offer the service you need, which includes:

Investment consulting

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Investment consulting

Where we advise you on investment decisions

Fiduciary management

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Fiduciary management

Where we take day-to-day investment decisions on your behalf

Investment management

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Investment management

Where we manage investment strategies of your choosing

Speak to our team

Arabella Townshend

Head of UK Institutional

Arabella Townshend

Head of UK Institutional

Arabella is a director, and Head of UK Institutional Distribution, working with her team to provide investment solutions to UK pension schemes, their consultants and trustees. Arabella joined River and Mercantile in 2010 from Edinburgh University where she gained a degree in Geography.

Ronan O’Riordan

Business Development

Ronan O’Riordan

Business Development

Ronan is responsible for business development of Solutions. He started his career at ABN Amro Asset Management in Amsterdam which was one of the first providers of Fiduciary Management in Europe. He subsequently worked at BNP Paribas and Russell Investments. Ronan is responsible for setting and implementing our marketing and distribution strategy. He holds an MA in Globalisation from Dublin City University.

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