Marcus Fink joins PwC’s pensions legal team this month from Ashurst where he was a partner and led the pensions practice.

Marcus brings 18 years of experience advising clients on pension scheme reorganisations and mergers, deficit reduction strategies and restructurings. He has particular experience in pensions investment matters, particularly negotiating and overseeing derivative and hedging investments, implementing asset-backed funding vehicles. His experience in this area encompasses some of the most substantial investment matters undertaken in the market.

At PwC, Marcus will advise companies on a range of pensions issues, with a specific focus on advising organisations and pensions trustees on their investment funding strategies. With the uncertainty around Brexit, this is an area where organisations are likely to require support to ensure investments meet stringent trust law and legislative requirements.

Marcus Fink said: ‘I’m excited to join PwC’s pensions practice and be part of a thriving legal services team, at a time when there is growing demand from organisations and pension fund trustees for advice on a variety of opportunities and challenges.’

Oliver Reece, head of PwC’s pensions legal practice, commented: ‘Marcus is a key addition to our legal practice who will complement and enhance our standing in the pensions market. Our ability to offer clients a broad suite of pensions advice from right across PwC helps us stand out from the crowd. We’ve spent time building the expertise and skills to meet the needs of our clients, and Marcus is an important addition to the team.’

The appointment of Marcus Fink follows those of Fraser Sparks, formerly a partner in the pensions team at Stephenson Harwood, and David Farmer, formerly a partner in DLA Piper’s pensions team.