Ben Trollip is an actuary specialising in providing investment consulting advice to superannuation schemes, charitable trusts, and other institutional investors. He provides advice on a wide array of investment matters including the development of investment objectives, strategic asset allocation, manager selection and monitoring, and asset/liability modelling. In addition, he advises on issues such as currency hedging policy, asset rebalancing policy, and governance issues.
Ben began his career Melville Jessup Weaver before moving to our alliance partner, Willis Towers Watson, where he worked within the Sydney based manager research team. In this role, Ben researched investment managers in Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA. He was intimately involved in setting Willis Towers Watson’s research view and working with clients in selecting and developing investment mandates to suit their needs. Ben has assisted clients ranging in size to over $40 billion in assets under management.
Ben has written papers on a range of topics including Centralised Portfolio Management and Small Cap Equities, and has presented on topics such as Smart Beta.
Ian Midgley is an actuary with extensive experience in all aspects of superannuation, having originally worked for Bacon and Woodrow, a leading firm of actuaries in the UK.
Ian has over 25 years experience in all aspects of superannuation consulting, including actuarial valuations, scheme design, member communications and superannuation legislation. He also has extensive experience in investment consulting to trustees of superannuation schemes, including the establishment of investment objectives, investment strategy, investment manager structure advice and appointment and monitoring of investment performance.
Bernard Reid is an actuary with extensive experience in all aspects of superannuation and investment consulting. He has advised many New Zealand superannuation schemes in areas such as benefit design, actuarial issues, investment strategy, IAS19 and FASB accounting.
Bernard was a member of the Government-appointed Workplace Savings Working Group whose report led to the development of KiwiSaver.
Prior to joining Melville Jessup Weaver, Bernard was at Watson Wyatt/Mercer for 14 years, where he was the national practice leader of retirement consulting.