Punter Southall boosts senior team with two new principals

01 Feb, 2013

Punter Southall has promoted pension covenant specialist Lorant Porkolab and actuary Craig Wootton to Principal level.


The move reflects the significant contribution both have made to the company and further strengthens its senior advisory team.


Lorant is head of Punter Southall’s covenant advisory services.  Since joining Punter Southall Transaction Services (PSTS) three years ago, he has advised both sponsoring employers and trustees on employer covenant issues.


Lorant said:  “We look forward to building on the success our covenant advisory team has had to date and ensuring that we continue to deliver outstanding service to our clients amid economic conditions which remain extremely challenging.


A qualified actuary, Craig has more than 15 years&ssquo; experience in the pensions industry, primarily as a scheme actuary and corporate pensions adviser. Since joining Punter Southall’s Birmingham office in 2010, he has advised clients ranging from small businesses to multinationals. He also heads Punter Southall’s national Employer Advice research team, developing consultancy around areas such as benefit design, liability management and funding advice.


Craig said: “My experience means I have advised both trustees and corporate sponsors so I have built up a valuable perspective across the actuarial spectrum to inform our work with pension schemes across the whole range of issues they face.”


Commenting on the promotions, John Batting, Chief Executive of Punter Southall said:  “At Punter Southall we understand that people are our strongest asset, and Lorant and Craig exemplify the kind of talent we value. Strengthening our senior management in this way enables us to face future challenges with confidence”.

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