Mark Watts CFA
As a partner in LCP’s investment team, I support the provision of solutions for our clients as they grapple with the energy transition and the path to net zero. I am working closely with the LCP Delta team to ensure that we offer seamless advice to our clients in this area and are able to help them navigate the critical issues and deploy their capital effectively.
Over the years, I have worked with a wide range of clients around the world including pension funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Central Banks, Family Offices, Insurance Companies, Endowments and Corporates. Although I have a technical background, I enjoy busting through the jargon to explain complex financial issues in a digestible manner. Having managed money over a number of economic cycles globally, my advice to clients is based on first-hand experience of managing money in rising rate environments.
During my career I have had the pleasure of living and working in both the US and the Middle East and have held CIO and CEO roles in a number of firms. I have served on a number of Boards and have also chaired the Risk and Audit Committee and the Responsible Investment Working Group of the FCA’s DB and DC Pension Plans.
I am a CFA Charter holder, and a Chartered Fellow of the Securities institute. I also hold the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing and the Islamic Finance Qualification. Outside of finance I am a qualified Non-Executive Director (FT NED Diploma) and have advised tech companies on scaling their businesses.
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Our investment team works with trustees and sponsors of pension schemes to help them maximise their investment returns, while ensuring risk is well managed.
Our investment team works with trustees of DB and DC schemes to set bespoke investment strategies and select fund managers. Using our market-leading technology, we help you navigate your journey by providing you with clear, actionable insights which enable you to make better short and long-term investment decisions.
We help central banks design and implement investment strategies to get the most out of their reserves in a risk-controlled manner.
We help our clients to maintain a competitive edge by improving their investment strategies, generating extra returns in a risk-controlled way.