Ross Trustees has made three senior hires from AXA’s in-house pensions team.
With almost 25 years of combined industry experience, Vikram Chatrath, Sam Waterman, and Dominic Thurlow will join the company this month. The three will collaborate with trustees on strategy and planning while working across the portfolio to serve customers with funding-related issues.
Chatrath has been the head of finance and pensions strategy at AXA since 2015. Before that, he spent 7 years at Mercer, where he advanced to senior investment strategist as part of the fiduciary management concept.
Sam Waterman will offer risk management and creative solutions as a significant focus for the strategic support of investments and liabilities for pension plans. He started in the pensions consulting industry and then transitioned to the internal pensions strategy team at AXA.
Thurlow also joins and will provide his seven years of actuarial and strategic pensions knowledge. He will support finance solutions, asset-liability modelling, and actuarial/investment monitoring as a technical specialist.
Ross Trustees CEO Andrew Bradshaw says: “We’re really pleased to welcome Vikram, Sam and Dominic to Ross Trustees and have every confidence that our clients and colleagues will benefit from the strategic insights and technical expertise they will enhance within the team. As we continue to grow, our focus remains on broadening and deepening the services we offer and having best-in-class investment expertise is a key part of what our clients are looking for.
“These new arrivals will further energise our team which has already grown from strength to strength this year, through a combination of strategic hires and developing our talent in-house.
“It is of the utmost importance to us to provide flexible, exceptional services to all our clients, and the addition of Vikram, Sam and Dominic will ensure we have the scale to stay close to clients’ evolving needs during a particularly complex time for the pensions industry.”