The DC Investment Forum (DCIF) today announces its chair and vice chair for 2019, following a vote at the forum’s Annual General Meeting in November 2018.
Vivek Roy remains the forum’s chair, having stepped in early in the autumn of 2018 after prior chair Annabel Tonry took maternity leave. He leads AXA Investment Managers’ global pensions business development projects.

Hilary Inglis is the DCIF’s new vice chair. Hilary is a senior relationship manager for First State Investments’ institutional clients and brings to the role several years’ experience of the Australian Superannuation system.

Both Vivek and Hilary have long been involved with the DCIF and have provided invaluable input into its research projects, on subjects ranging from CDC and responsible investment to master trusts.

The DCIF is a not-for-profit research collective which comprises investment managers who are committed to promoting investment excellence in DC. Roy and Inglis will oversee the forum’s strategic direction and research projects for 2019, and both will become members of the board.

Vivek said: “I am very much looking forward to taking the DCIF forward in 2019. The forum is set for another busy year, with reports on the gender pensions pay gap and decumulation in the pipeline, amongst other projects. We are looking forward to continuing to engage with, and educate, pension scheme decision-makers on all aspects of investment.”

Hilary added: “I am thrilled to be the DCIF’s new vice chair. As more and more members rely on their DC savings for retirement, ensuring investment strategies align to members’ retirement outcomes is critical. We look forward to helping to set the DC agenda, in close collaboration with pension schemes and policymakers.”

ENDS

About the DCIF
The Defined Contribution Investment Forum (DCIF) believes that members in defined contribution pension schemes deserve the best possible investment services. The DCIF is committed to providing research, seminars and debates to promote investment excellence in DC pension schemes.

Vivek Roy’s biography
Vivek Roy, DCIF chair, is an advisor in AXA IM’s institutional business development team. Vivek is responsible for institutional business development for pensions with a focus on building partnerships with investment consultants and providing thought leadership. Vivek joined the company in February 2015. Before joining AXA IM Vivek worked at Willis Towers Watson for six years, managing pension fund investments for some of UK’s largest pension funds and was involved with setting up WTW’s initial fiduciary client base. Vivek has also previously worked for UBS’s M&A division and before that HSBC. Vivek holds a Master’s degree in Finance and Accounts from Manchester Business School.

Hilary Inglis’ biography
Hilary Inglis joined First State Investments in 2015, as Senior Relationship manager for their Institutional Clients. Prior to which she spent seven years in Australia working within the asset management arm of the financial advice company ipac and AMP’s Corporate Super team as Head of Investments, leading the investment strategy through the launch of their MySuper default funds.

Prior to this, Hilary has worked in Edinburgh in client relationship roles for Scottish Widows Investment Partnership and for Investec Asset Management in London in a portfolio manager role within the International Equities team.

Hilary has BA Hons from Oxford Brookes University and an MBA from Heriot-Watt University.

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DCIF Members:
– Aberdeen Standard Investments – www.aberdeenstandard.com/
– AXA Investment Managers – www.axa-im.co.uk
– Baillie Gifford – www.bailliegifford.com
– Columbia Threadneedle Investments – www.columbiathreadneedle.co.uk
– First State Investments – www.firststateinvestments.com
– Franklin Templeton Investments – www.franklintempleton.co.uk
– Invesco Perpetual – www.invescoperpetual.co.uk
– J.P. Morgan Asset Management – am.jpmorgan.co.uk
– Jupiter – www.jupiteronline.com
– Lazard Asset Management – www.lazardassetmanagement.co.uk
– MFS Investment Management – www.mfs.com
– Northern Trust – www.northerntrust.com
– State Street Global Advisors – www.ssga.com

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