Top Thinking

Dr. Ros Altmann

Ros Altmann is an expert on pensions policy, investment banking, savings and retirement. She is an economist by training and an investment banker by profession, having extensive experience of all areas of pensions, from state pension policy to investment management of pension funds.  

Before her City career, Ros was an academic at University College London, London School of Economics and at Harvard University, researching and publishing on UK pension policy, occupational pensions and retirement.  

After this, Ros managed institutional investment portfolios for 15 years, including pension funds, insurance funds and mutual funds, as well as advising central banks and private client fund managers. She was Head of Equities at Chase Manhattan’s International Investment Operation in London, and a Director at Rothschild Asset Management and at NatWest Investment Management.  

Her policy advisory work specialises in pensions and investment-related issues. She was a consultant to the UK Treasury on the Myners Review of Institutional Investment and has worked on pensions policy issues with the Number 10 Policy Unit. She successfully spearheaded a campaign, lasting over 5 years, to force the UK Government to compensate 150,000 workers who lost their final salary company pensions after being falsely assured by the Government that their pensions were completely safe. She is a frequent media commentator on pension issues and regularly writes articles and speaks at conferences on pension reform.  

Ros has a first class honours degree in Economics from University College London, a Ph.D. degree in Economics from L.S.E. and was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard. She is a Non-Executive Director and a Governor of LSE and Chair of its Investment Committee. She is also a Governor of the Pensions Policy Institute, a trustee of the Age Employment Network and a member of the Lord Chancellor’s Strategic Investment Board.

Ros Altmann's brilliant blog on what's gone wrong with annuities

There is no control on annuity pricing, profits or risk margins. People buying without an adviser at risk of poorest rates but don't realise. Insurers may be pocketing £100m each year from selling ...

by Dr. Ros Altmann Posted 4 years ago at 9:58

Pension PlayPen Videos

Top Thinkers

Gregg McClymont

I grew up in Kildrum, Cumbernauld and went to Cumbernauld High School between 1988-1993. I then ...

Terry Smith

Terry Smith graduated in History from University College Cardiff in 1974. He worked for Barclays ...

Onyi Nwabia

I am fascinated by the way in which we as civilizations fund healthcare, in both western societies ...

Alan Higham

Alan is a qualified actuary; a former partner at PriceWaterhouse Coopers and a former adviser to the ...

Andy Leggett

Extensive experience and expertise in pensions, specifically SIPPs (self-invested personal ...

 
 
 
 
 
Workforce Assessment
Choose a pension
Become an agent

If you are a professional helping your client with auto-enrolment, Pension PlayPen can help you select a workplace pension scheme, produce a comprehensive suitability report and provide an actuarial certificate, all at a fraction of the price of traditional methods. With our easy to use Choose a Pension service you can keep your clients compliant in a highly cost effective way.

Learn more