New Head of DC Investment at Barnett Waddingham

Barnett Waddingham, the UK’s largest independent provider of actuarial, administration and consultancy services, appoints Sonia Kataora as its new Head of DC Investment.

Sonia has been with Barnett Waddingham since 2009 and became an Associate in 2016. Within her new role Sonia will be responsible for leading the provision of investment advice to DC clients.

She is already heavily involved in conducting DC investment strategy research and development within Barnett Waddingham, aimed at improving standards of DC governance, encouraging member engagement and designing robust investment solutions seeking to maximise member outcomes at retirement.

"Designing appropriate investment strategies is more important than ever..."

Sonia Kataora, Associate and Head of DC investment at Barnett Waddingham, said: “Designing appropriate investment strategies is more important than ever as DC schemes will increasingly serve as later life savings vehicles. In leading our strategic response to the DC challenges, I look forward to continuing to work with trustees and scheme managers to navigate the best way forward.”

Alex Pocock, Partner and Head of Investment Consulting at Barnett Waddingham, said: “This is an exciting time for our DC Investment team, with continued new business success. Sonia is the ideal person to drive the team forward as she has a wealth of experience from working with some of the most forward-thinking DC schemes in the UK.”

This appointment follows the promotion of Alex Pocock, at the beginning of March, to Head of Investment Consulting at Barnett Waddingham.