26 October 2022
Cardano, the pensions advisory and investment management specialist, has appointed Sinead Leahy as a Managing Director and Client Director. Based in London, Sinead will help drive strategic investment advisory and journey planning / integrated risk management (IRM) advice to pension scheme trustees and their sponsoring businesses.
Sinead is a senior pensions investment professional with over 25 years working in UK financial markets. As a fixed income derivatives specialist, having been involved with some of the earliest Liability Driven Investment (LDI) transactions, Sinead has been able to hit the ground running helping clients navigate the recent pension fund liquidity crisis.
Sinead spent most of her career, 20 years, at NatWest Markets where she was Head of the Pension Solutions Group and latterly Head of Alternative Asset Distribution. More recently, Sinead was Head of Pension Investment Consulting at PwC and immediately prior to joining Cardano worked with Alpha Real Capital in an advisory capacity.
Darren Redmayne, CEO, Cardano Advisory, said: “We are delighted to welcome Sinead to Cardano to further drive our strategic investment and journey planning advice to businesses and pension schemes. Recent events have further highlighted the critical importance of the sponsor covenant standing behind the investment risk being run. Having Sinead’s expertise will help us provide advisory clients with additional strategic investment input working alongside pension schemes’ day-to-day investment advisor.”
Sinead Leahy, Managing Director and Client Director, commented: “I’m so pleased to have joined Cardano, which has a really exciting proposition and breadth of activity, especially since the acquisition of
ACTIAM, the impact investor. The team has an impressive independent mindset and entrepreneurial spirit which really attracted me to the company and highlighted the value of different. The last few weeks in particular have shown the resilience and big picture thinking approach from the team.
“There will be winners and losers in the recent crisis so there is an immediate requirement to review operational resilience and governance. However, these kind of market events are also an opportunity to review journey plans, investment strategies and endgame – for which some schemes might actually be closer than before the crisis, which requires a re-think. Now more than ever, it’s important for trustees, and corporates alike, to reset the dial and ensure they are better prepared for the future.”Source: Cardano
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