Buck Consultants launches global investment advisor division

Buck Consultants has expanded its investment consulting services to enable employers to access a broader range of fund managers and investment strategies.

Buck Global Investment Advisors (BGIA) comprises more than 50 investment professionals, advising more than 400 clients on the investment of assets valued at more than £31 billion.

BGIA provides a full range of investment consulting solutions including: strategies to reduce the risk of pension investments; global investment manager and technical research to support employers’ needs in all regions; and a range of risk-modeling tools to support dynamic asset allocation policies for defined benefit (DB) pension plans.

Also included are governance and fund option reviews for defined contribution (DC) plans, including analysis of default fund options; medium-term asset allocation models that offer greater flexibility to long-term investment strategies by allowing employers to make timely and profitable investment decisions; and pensions and investment risk management services that allow Buck advisors to take control and responsibility for the active management of DB pension plan assets on behalf of employers.

Mike Roberts, president and executive managing director at Buck Consultants, said: “The launch of Buck Global Investment Advisors allows us to better serve our growing worldwide client base through greater sharing of international resources and knowledge capital.”

Steven White, managing director of Buck Global Investment Advisors, added: “BGIA is extremely well-positioned to offer practical advice and advancements in monitoring services to small and medium-sized pension plans, endowments and foundations around the world.”

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