Nick Buckland joined JLT Employee Benefits as a senior investment consultant, said a spokeswoman for the firm.
The role is new. Mr. Buckland works closely with Kieran Harkin, head of local government pension scheme investment consulting at JLT, to develop strategic, governance and asset pooling solutions. He also will advise on the evolving regulatory environment.
The LGPS sector is consolidating, with 89 England and Wales local authority pension funds pooling their assets into eight new funds.
“(Mr. Buckland) brings a wealth of expertise in the LGPS sector which will complement the existing skills we already have in the investment consulting team,” said Mr. Harkin in a news release.
Mr. Buckland was chief treasury and pensions manager for the £2.3 billion ($3.1 billion) Dorset County Council Pension Fund, Dorchester, England. Anne Weldon, pensions benefits manager at the pension fund, said in an e-mail that he had not yet been replaced.