Barrie & Hibbert appoints Steffen Sorensen as Head of Financial Economic Research

23 July 2008

Barrie & Hibbert, the market leading financial risk consultants and global provider of economic capital management expertise, today announces the appointment of Steffen Sorensen as Head of Financial Economic Research.

Based in the firm’s London office, the post is a newly created position, in which Steffen will be responsible for building a team to develop the firm’s financial economic research and analysis. The team’s output will form the basis of Barrie & Hibbert’s in-house view and real-world target setting methodologies. Reporting to Jamie Stark, Barrie & Hibbert’s Global Head of Product Delivery, Steffen will also be looking for ways to maintain and strengthen important relations between Barrie & Hibbert and the academic sector.

The team will build on Barrie & Hibbert’s existing research capability, which has already produced well regarded reports on the impact of choice and contribution rates on DC pensions.*

Steffen Sorensen joins Barrie & Hibbert from the Bank of England, where he was an Economist for three years, undertaking interest rate and equity research and analysis. Prior to this he worked at the European Central Bank and as Research and Teaching Fellow at the University of York.

Jamie Stark, Global Head of Product Delivery at Barrie & Hibbert, said:

“Steffen brings valuable economic and academic expertise to the in-house team at Barrie & Hibbert at a time when the company is expanding its range of products and services and developing its global client base. His appointment and the development of the research team will further enhance our financial analysis, and thus our target setting for our products and services for our current clients, and also for future wins. We welcome Steffen as a valued addition to the Barrie & Hibbert team.”

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