Two new appointments in the Investment Division

05 October 2017

  • Ian Burns takes on new role of Director and Head of Defined Benefit Investment Solutions
  • James Leeming joins as Director in Investment Solutions team 
JLT Employee Benefits, one of the UK's leading employee benefit consultancies, is strengthening its investment consulting and fiduciary management offering with two new appointments. Reflecting the firm’s strategy to become the investment advisor of choice in the defined benefit (DB) pensions market, Ian Burns will step into the newly created position of Director and Head of Defined Benefit Investment Solutions. In addition, James Leeming has been appointed Director within the Investment Solutions team. 

Ian is a qualified actuary with 22 years’ experience in pensions and investments. He has been a Director at JLT since 2014, leading an expert team specialising in bespoke investment solutions for pension schemes. Prior to this, Ian spent seven years working for the big four accounting firms. In his new role, Ian will be responsible for the strategic direction and growth of JLT’s DB investment business across the UK. Ian will be accountable for the DB services provided to JLT clients within investment consulting, fiduciary management, local authority and buy-in / buy-out. 

James Leeming joins from Mercer in Manchester where he was Head of Investment Consulting. Stepping into the role of Director, James will be responsible for the delivery of JLT’s Investment Consulting services across a range of clients. His appointment will further enhance JLT’s Investment Solutions team. 

Mark McNulty, Head of Investment Solutions at JLT Employee Benefits, said: “These appointments reflect our commitment to provide tailored, transparent advice and insights to our clients, helping them to make the complicated world of investments more manageable. Ian brings a wealth of experience to our Investment Solutions team, following a long and successful career within the sector. In this new role, which forms part of a broader department restructure, his knowledge and expertise will prove invaluable to our team as we aim to grow our DB investment business across the UK.”

“The arrival of James Leeming as Director will further empower our Investment Solutions team. James brings extensive investment and actuarial consulting experience and we are delighted to welcome him onboard.” 

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About Jardine Lloyd Thompson
Jardine Lloyd Thompson is one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. JLT’s client proposition is built upon its deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence.
JLT is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and owns offices in 40 territories with more than 10,600 employees. Supported by the JLT International Network, it offers risk management and employee benefit solutions in 135 countries.
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About JLT Employee Benefits

JLT Employee Benefits is one of the UK’s leading employee benefit providers offering a wide range of benefit and pension services, including administration, actuarial and pension consultancy, investment, Self Invested Personal Pensions (SIPPs) and Small Self Administered Schemes (SSASs) administration, flexible benefits, healthcare, benefit communication and financial education.

JLT Employee Benefits employs over 2,200 professionals throughout the UK and in 2015 had revenues of £167.4m in UK & Ireland.

Pensions and employee benefits companies within the JLT Employee Benefits group of companies include: JLT Benefit Solutions Ltd, Profund Solutions Limited, JLT Wealth Management Limited, JLT Investment Management Limited and Independent Trustee Services Limited. JLT Employee Benefits is part of Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc.