In conversation with: Simon Chinnery – painter, poet, Peru
Behind every role, there’s a story. We’re exploring the lives and careers of people across LGIM to understand more about what brought them to asset management, the changes they expect to see in the investment industry and – if they had to pick anything else – what their dream job would be.
If you’ve listened to any of our Defined Contribution focused episodes, you will have heard Simon’s voice. Through his self-professed middle-man role, he always seems to know just the right question to ask to get to the middle of a particularly thorny DC topic, making him a perfect subject for this series. What I had no idea about was that outside of his role, Simon writes poetry and paints – although he sees his father as having been the proper ‘grown-up artist’!
Despite having trained as a ballerina, his entrance to finance was via the stock exchange as a Blue Button. The real appeal, however, was the relationships and understanding the individual needs of clients. The future for the world of DC, in his view, is a partnership approach and the development of more intelligent communications. After all, there’s little point inundating members at the very beginning of their pension journey with retirement options!
Today’s guest: Simon Chinnery, Head DC Client Solutions
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