The material on this site is for financial institutions, professional investors and their professional advisers. It is for information only. Please read our Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy and Cookies before using this site.

All material subject to strictly enforced copyright laws. © 2021 Euromoney, a part of the Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.

Chris Edge

CEO, Epic Investment Consulting

Over lunch a year ago Chris Edge and long-time buddy Jo Welman hatched a plan to create a company to aid UK pension trustees to negotiate the murky waters of pension fund investment.

On February 5, Epic Investment Consulting officially opened its doors to pension schemes. EIC is one of three subsidiaries of Epic Investment Partners, where Welman is chief executive. He will also be chairman of EIC.

The idea sprang from Paul Myners' recommendation in his review of institutional investment in the UK in 2001 that trustees should take increased responsibility for pension fund management. Edge says: "The whole idea is to provide services of investment advice to pension fund trustees."

Myners also suggested that the roles of actuary and consultant be separated. EIC hopes this will enable it to carve out a niche among the big consultancies such as Mercer and Watson Wyatt. "They're qualified actuaries and, in the main, haven't got the same range of experience [as at EIC]," says Edge. In EIC, each of the four involved - soon to be five once the fifth has obtained his FSA certification - have at least 25 years of investment experience.

Edge brings up the rear with 25 years of experience.

You have reached premium content. Please log in to continue reading.

Read beyond the headlines with Euromoney

For over 50 years, our readers have looked to Euromoney to stay informed about the issues that matter in the international banking and financial markets. Find out more about our different levels of access below.

SUBSCRIBE ONLINE TODAY

Unlimited access to Euromoney.com and Asiamoney.com

Expert comment, long reads and in-depth analysis interviews with senior finance professionals

Access the results of our market-leading annual surveys across core financial services

Access the results of our annual awards, including the world-renowned Awards for Excellence

Your print copy of Euromoney magazine delivered monthly

£73.75 per month

Billed Annually

FREE 7 DAY TRIAL

Unlimited access to Euromoney.com and Asiamoney.com, including our top stories, long reads, expert analysis, and the results of our annual surveys and awards

Sign up to any of our newsletters, curated by our editors

LOGIN NOW

Already a user?

We use cookies to provide a personalized site experience.
By continuing to use & browse the site you agree to our Privacy Policy.
I agree