Hymans Robertson

Together, building better futures

One London Wall London EC2Y 5EA

Financial Services Risk & Compliance Digital Project Management Product Development

We work alongside employers, trustees and financial services institutions, offering independent pensions, investments, benefits and risk consulting services, as well as data and technology solutions.

Glass Door
Team Size 500+
Established 2005

We work alongside employers, trustees and financial services institutions, offering independent pensions, investments, benefits and risk consulting services, as well as data and technology solutions.

We are steadfastly independent in every possible way, from our ownership to our advice. Independence is what allows us to put clients at the heart of the business. We are steadfastly independent in every possible way, from our ownership to our advice. Independence is what allows us to put clients at the heart of the business.

We continue to grow and stay true to the values that underpin everything we do - by being partnering, straightforward, friendly and confident.

Our client mission is to help businesses, pension funds and other financial institutions create more certain financial futures for themselves and their employees, members and customers.

Our employee mission is working at Hymans Robertson to be the "best job you'll ever have.

We do this by embracing change.

We're in uncertain times at the moment, but we've always been adept, pragmatic and proactive about finding the opportunity in uncertainty.

We do this by innovating.

Innovation is nothing new to us. We've been innovating in our industry for (nearly) 100 years, but we know the same approaches that got us here won't get us, collectively, to where we need to be in the future. Whether it's technology or the way we work, we won't accept inefficient, outdated or unfair, and we don't accept 'that's the way it's always been done'.

And we do this by taking a long-term view.

We may have mentioned that we have nearly 100 years of insight and experience, but we're focused on looking forward. Complex problems need diverse teams who understand the wider context. Who can think in generations, not quarters. Who understand that building a better tomorrow means making difficult decisions today.


Founders & Leaders

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Shireen Anisuddin

Managing Partner, London

Shireen is Managing Partner and leads our board executive team in implementing Hymans Robertson’s strategy, developing and executing our business plans. In this role, Shireen takes a holistic view focussing on our clients and customers’ needs, the development of our people, delivering excellence in what we do and the financial strength of the firm

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Michael Abramson

Partner and Risk Transfer Specialist, London

Michael Abramson Abramson is a Partner and Risk Transfer Specialist at Hymans Robertson. Michael joined Hymans Robertson as a Partner in 2018 from Prudential where he ran the firm’s bulk annuity business as well as working on strategy for Prudential’s overall annuity portfolio. Prior to that, he ran the largest part of Legal & General’s bulk annuity business.

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Steve Birch

Managing Partner, Investment Services, Edinburgh

Stephen Birch is the Managing Partner, Investment Services, Edinburgh at Hymans Robertson. He leads the Investment Services team at Hymans Robertson. He is well known in the UK investment community, regularly contributing to industry conferences, journals and other publications. He is also in regular contact with a number of Hymans Robertson’s key clients, attending meetings with his colleagues to discuss strategy and proposition development related issues.

Laura Blackwood

Operations & People Lead, Glasgow

Laura joined Hymans Robertson in 2008 as a Actuarial Trainee Consultant and over the years has seen her role evolve from a Client Consultant to one of our key members of our Digital Leadership team. Responsible for Operational and People Leadership, Laura works closely with our digital colleagues to support our firm’s strategic digital ambitions. Laura’s passionate about developing people and is able to use her knowledge of the wider business to increase skills across the firm, with particular interest in digital skills and personal development.

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Values

  • We’re Friendly. We believe in building open, caring and trustworthy relationships with both colleagues and clients.
  • We’re Partnering. You’ll work with us, not for us. We believe the best way to help our clients achieve their goals is by collaborating in close partnership as one team.
  • We’re Straightforward. You will find us fair and direct, authentic, respectful and easy to understand. We’ll expect the same of you.
  • We’re Confident. Everyone has different strengths. We encourage our diverse team to be bold and to have self-belief in their intellect, thinking style and relationship building.

Awards

  • Actuarial Consultant of the Year, PIPA awards, 2017
  • Actuarial Team of the Year, Insurance ERM, 2017
  • Longevity/mortality team of the year, InsuranceERM, 2017
  • Top 100 Company to Work For, Sunday Times, 2015
  • Best 100 Mid Companies, Best Companies, 2015
  • ENEI TIDE Silver Standard 2020, Enei Tide Silver Standard Award, 2020
  • Family Friendly Working, Scotland Top Employer Award, 2020
  • ENEI TIDE Silver Standard 2020, Enei Tide Bronze Standard Award, 2020
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