Insurance and reinsurance broker Aon has named Mike Smaje, pensions investment consultancy and asset management expert, as a partner in its Global Investment Practice set to be based out of the firm’s Leeds and Manchester offices.
Smaje joins from a role as an investment specialist for Aberdeen Standard (formerly Standard Life Investments), delivering advice to UK pension scheme trustees, with a focus as a liability driven investment (LDI) product specialist on risk management strategies.
Prior to this, Mike was director of Investment Services at First Actuarial, where he led the development and delivery of its investment consulting capabilities.
He also gained almost 20 years’ experience in investment and actuarial consultancy roles at Willis Towers Watson.
Guy Willard, Aon investment partner and co-head of Clients and Client Development, said; “Aon’s Investment practice relies on a combination of talents and skills from around the financial industry, allowing us to have a broad view across the markets and the economic factors that drive them.
“Mike Smaje brings extensive experience from many areas of actuarial and investment consulting, from holding scheme actuary appointments to asset liability modelling, risk analysis and manager selection. We welcome Mike to the team and look forward to the value his expertise will bring to our clients.”
Smaje has a first class BSc (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Manchester and has been a qualified actuary since 1999.