Speakers List - Risk Reduction Forum 2019


Mike Edwards



Mike has over 15 years' experience in the pensions and insurance industry, specialising in risk settlement solutions.
Mike joined Aon's Risk Settlement Group in March 2018 where he advises pension scheme trustees and sponsors on buy-ins and buy-outs and has provided advice on over £2BN of completed transactions to date.
He joined Aon from Scottish Widows, where, as head of Origination and Structuring, he was instrumental in the launch and development of the company's bulk annuity business and oversaw the completion of over £2.5bn buy-in and buy-out transactions. Prior to this, Mike held a senior role in Legal and General's bulk annuity team where he was responsible for managing the bulk annuity product range, developing new solutions to support pension scheme de-risking which were integral to the implementation of insurance for over £3bn of pension scheme liabilities.
Mike has been a qualified actuary since 2007 and spent the first nine years of his career as a consultant advising trustees and corporate sponsors on a variety of pension risk management issues including member options exercises, scheme funding, benefit change and accounting.

Phil Redding

Head of UK Business


Phil is responsible for Business Development in the UK and Ireland for Cardano. Prior to joining Cardano Phil was Head of Business Development EMEA at Aviva Investors and has also worked at Credit Suisse, Zurich, CIS, Scottish Mutual. His formative years were spent as a pensions consultant at Hogg Robinson Benefit Consultants. Phil has over 30 years' pensions and investment experience.