Derrick started work in pensions in 1983 but took a different path to most of the financial services industry. While he was working for pension companies he studied for a Financial Services degree in his spare time; while many in his industry were struggling to embrace professionalism, Derrick became an Associate and then a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute.
Directly before starting the corporate arm of Ascent Financial Consulting , Derrick worked for more than ten years at KPMG Pensions dealing with defined benefit (final salary) schemes where he led a team of pension professionals – including actuaries, administrators and consultants. During this time he helped companies and trustees deal with a broad range of issues including pensions strategy, funding, investment and the impact of changing legislation.
Today, he is one of the most experienced and qualified financial professionals working in his field and, since setting up Ascent, he has been contracted to consult on the employee benefits problems of small and large companies including Severn Trent Water and Tarmac.
Derrick lives in Knowle in Solihull. In his spare time, he enjoys tennis and cycling and doing his children’s homework.
To contact Derrick please email on [email protected]