Andrew Ward
Andrew Ward
Head of Risk Transfer and DB Journey Planning

For the last 20 plus years, Andrew has advised pension schemes and corporate sponsors how to improve outcomes for members and other stakeholders.

Andrew currently leads Mercer's UK Risk Transfer Group, covering bulk annuities, longevity swaps, longevity analytics and member options. In this role, he has been involved in a number of ground-breaking risk transfer transactions including projects relating to the AIB, Heathrow, Pirelli, MMC, Serco, ScottishPower, Manweb, EMI, ITV and CDC pension liabilities. He is well-known in the UK Pensions industry as a leading risk transfer specialist, speaking at industry seminars and contributing to press articles.

Andrew also leads on DB Journey Planning and Consolidation for Mercer and believes that we have a crucial role in helping our clients to understand the full range of options and finding the right strategy to meet their individual needs.

He particularly enjoys developing new solutions to help clients such as Mercer DB Master Trust, Mercer SmartDB Streamlined Longevity solution, the Mercer Marsh Longevity Captive solution and Mercer Pension Risk Exchange. He is passionate about diversity and mentoring and aim to have a positive impact on the industry that I enjoy working in.