Chris Binns


Chris provides strategic and tactical investment advice to a wide range of investors including DB pension schemes, employers, insurance companies, charities and not-for-profit organisations. Chris prides himself on his ability to communicate often complex concepts in a no-nonsense style.

Chris is experienced in a wide variety of investment-related matters including asset allocation, manager research and selection, implementation, setting and monitoring of de-risking triggers.

His extensive experience, clear advice and pragmatic approach have helped him become a trusted adviser to a wide range of DB pension schemes ranging in size from £20m to £2bn+.  As a member of BW’s Fiduciary Management Evaluate team, Chris has overseen the FM tender exercises of some of our largest clients and provides ongoing oversight support to a range of FM clients.

Significant experience:

  • designing bespoke investment strategies for clients with a wide range of funding positions and covenant strengths
  • implementation of efficient portfolios designed to maximise return whilst reducing risk
  • design and implementation of a range of market and funding level de-risking trigger programmes
  • advising DB pension scheme trustees on all aspects of fiduciary management oversight and governance
  • advising employers of the investment aspects of their pension arrangements


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