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Dawid Konotey-Ahulu

Dawid is co-CEO of Redington, which advises large pension funds around the world. Redington believes there is a way to solve the pensions challenge, and that it involves bringing together great minds in conversation, as well as connecting unlikely dots to provide new and better ways for pension funds to reach their goals.

Dawid qualified as a barrister of Lincoln’s Inn in 1987, before transitioning into banking to work for Natwest Capital Markets in 1990. He joined Merrill Lynch in 2000 where, in his last role, he was Managing Director responsible for Merrill Lynch’s Pensions and Insurance Group, Europe.

In 2004 he implemented the market’s first full derivative LDI hedge for a defined benefit pension fund, making history in the risk management arena. In 2005 on the advice of his clients, he left to set up Redington, and hasn’t looked back.

After advising pension funds on their assets and liability management for four years, in 2009 Dawid took the lead in setting up the firm’s second business, mallowstreet.com, which is now the established online community for the UK pensions industry. 3000 members of the site represent over $2 trillion in pension fund assets through 500 pension schemes. Those running pension funds are brought together on the site with their peers to discuss common issues, as well as with suppliers of solutions to pension funds: banks, asset managers, consultants, lawyers, etc. mallowstreet won the 2011 award for best innovation in pensions and is at the forefront of technology and pensions.