Ian Blake

Senior Solutions Strategy Manager

Ian Blake

Ian focusses on building innovative solutions to enable pension schemes to achieve their endgame objectives. In particular Ian specialises on how schemes can hedge versus a buyout target and ensure a smooth transition to this ultimate goal.

Prior to joining LGIM Ian spent over a decade working in fiduciary management, working at both River and Mercantile (now Schroders Solutions) and WTW. He is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and holds the CFA certificate in ESG investing. A former champion go karter, Ian now prefers leg powered motion, be it running or cycling.

Other articles by Ian Blake

Stick or switch? Reducing swap-spread risk in the endgame
Ian Blake
Investment strategy

Stick or switch? Reducing swap-spread risk in the endgame

A key question currently on the minds of many DB trustees is how they can best reduce risk relati...
By Ian Blake
30 Apr 2024
5 min read
CDS: A credit-sensitive subject
Investment strategy

CDS: A credit-sensitive subject

What are the considerations when sizing credit default swaps (CDS) in your credit hedging...
By John SouthallIan Blake
18 Apr 2024
1 min read
Interested in buyout? Strategies for estimating the sensitivity of liabilities to interest rates
Investment strategy

Interested in buyout? Strategies for estimating the sensitivity of liabilities to interest rates

With scheme funding levels rising, we consider how trustees might best go about setting a target...
By Ian BlakeJohn Southall
07 Mar 2024
5 min read
Surplus to requirements: rates and inflation hedging in the endgame
Ian Blake
Investment strategy

Surplus to requirements: rates and inflation hedging in the endgame

Amid the improvement in defined benefit scheme funding levels, a number of schemes are now findin...
By Ian Blake
16 Aug 2023
4 min read

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