Pensions & Investments

The Pension and Investments team at the Hanover Search Group has a 20-year history of executing search and selection projects across the sector. Our business focus offers solutions for recruitment into pension and consulting, banking and asset management, fiduciary management and all aspects of pensions and investment risk.


With a record of providing key hires, including the placement of numerous direct entry Partners with ‘Big 4’ practices, our team have also helped build out those business groups. Alongside providing pivotal placements such as CIOs, Heads of Client Strategy and Heads of DC and LDI, our team helps clients to create new groups working in risk management, fiduciary management and asset consulting.                                                                                                                                                   



Alistair is a Senior Partner and the lead on the Pensions and Investment team. He began a career in Financial Services before moving on to focus on actuarial recruitment 19 years ago. Alistair manages all the teams’ search activities across areas including, but not limited to, Consulting, Fiduciary, In-House, Asset Management and Banking solutions. He is also responsible for some of the Hanover Search Group’s largest multi-disciplinary client relationships.

Rob Bulpitt

Rob is a Managing Partner at Hanover Search Group where he covers senior assignments across the Insurance and Asset Management markets. His experience has been extensive where he has worked on mid to senior level appointments both on retained search and contingency basis across Non-Life, Life, Pensions and Investment markets. During his career he has built a successful network of contacts and completed assignments in the UK, Europe, US and APAC region. Prior to joining Hanover Rob had established and managed two other actuarial practices.

Paul O'Brien

Based in the New York office, Paul joined Hanover Search Group in 2019 to focus on senior mandates across the US P&C Insurance market. Prior to New York, Paul was based in Singapore for 2.5 years with an international (insurance) recruitment firm leading a specialist team to deliver senior outcomes for clients including International Brokers, Global P&C Insurers and Lloyds Syndicates. Prior to Singapore, he held various management roles for over a decade with global recruitment firms covering Australia, New Zealand and Asia. Paul is looking forward to being part of HSG’s ongoing development and growth of the US insurance market.


Amanda is an Associate Partner, she covers assignments from a mid to senior level across Workplace Pensions and Benefits. It’s a market she knows well having spent her earlier career at a leading insurance provider before moving into recruitment over a decade ago. As well as the more traditional DB & DC Consulting a core focus and interest has been working with Insurance Providers and Consultancies on new products and teams for the Auto Enrolment and Master Trusts markets, helping them find exceptional talent for growing sales, relationship and technical teams. Amanda has a real depth of knowledge and successful track record in this area.

Recently completed mandates

Head of Benefits and Pensions
Large Energy Company
Head of Pensions
Major Retailer’s Pension Fund
Head of Solutions
Mid tier Consultancy
Partner Investment Solutions
Big 4
Principal Corporate Pensions
Mid tier Consultancy
Head of Investment Consulting
Big 4