HSBC Global Asset Management has appointed Simon Davies as Sales Director, UK Pensions.
Davies will be responsible for working with prospective pension fund clients within the UK to deliver investment solutions in both Defined Contribution (DC) and Defined Benefit (DB) space. Based in London, he will report to Adrian Gordon, Head of UK Institutional.
Davies joins from Standard Life, where he was Corporate Relationship Director, promoting and delivering the full range of DC pension services to FTSE 350 corporate clients. Prior to this, Simon held senior positions in Corporate Pensions at KPMG, and at the global pensions and investment consultant Aon Hewitt, where he was Head of Defined Contribution Pensions.
Adrian Gordon, Head of UK Institutional at HSBC Global Asset Management, says: “This significant hire further strengthens our business development proposition for the UK Corporate sector. Simon’s strong background working with clients in the fast-growing DC pensions segment makes him the ideal candidate for this role, and I look forward to working with him to continue growing our presence in the UK retirement savings space.”
Davies says: “HSBC Global Asset Management has developed and cultivated long-standing relationships with a broad range of institutional clients, including corporate DB, public sector and DC arrangements of all types. The retirement savings market remains a key area for the business, and I am excited to be working with the team to deliver solutions that directly address the DC pension challenges which UK corporate clients face today.”