Iain Clacher  Associate Professor in Accounting & Finance - Leeds University

Iain is an Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance at Leeds University Business School, The University of Leeds. He is an expert on pensions and retirement saving and is interested in retirement decision making, pension fund investments and valuation, infrastructure investing, sustainable pension systems, fund governance, and fund management costs and fees. Iain is the co-chair of the cross-practice working party on behavioural finance for actuaries at the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, and is involved in other working parties covering issues on collective defined contribution pensions, the macroeconomics of defined benefit pensions, and pensions and taxation.In addition, Iain is more broadly interested in all areas of accounting, finance, and economics. He has published papers in internationally ranked journals covering a wide range of areas including: institutional economics, financial accounting, ethics, pension management, fund performance, and sovereign wealth.He is regularly invited to speak at a wide range of leading forums, as well as presenting at national and international conferences. Invited presentations include the Westminster Employment Forum, The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, the National Association of Pension Funds, the Pensions Research Accountant Group, the Association of Consulting Actuaries, and the Pensions Management Institute. Iain is also one of the co-authors of the European adaptation of Fundamentals of Corporate Finance. In addition, he has written book chapters on gold investment, agency theory and incomplete contracting, pension funds and retirement saving, and applications for regime switching in financial economics.As of June 2013 Iain has been the co-director of the Centre for Advanced Studies in Finance, having previously been the deputy director from 2009. In this role, he is responsible for the running and on-going development of the Accounting and Finance PhD programme. In addition, Iain is also one of the co-organisers of the International Accounting and Finance Doctoral Symposium, which is a specialist conference for PhD students, and which is now in its 8th year. Since September 2011, Iain has been the director of the MSc Actuarial Finance; a programme he built in conjunction the School of Mathematics.In addition to his academic activities, Iain’s research and expertise has had a significant impact across a number of fields and has been used to advise a range of businesses, policy makers, and organisations including: FTSE 100 Companies, The CERN Pension Fund, The City of London Corporation, The Work Foundation, SEI, Aon, and The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association..



Irish Pension Fund Investment & Current Issues             

June 11, 2019

The Westbury, Dublin

Infrastructure & Real Asset Investment Strategies for Pension Funds

June 18, 2019

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Investment Strategies & Cash Flow Management for Maturing Pension Funds             

July 11, 2019                                    Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Credit & Private Debt Investing for Pension Funds  

September 5, 2019

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Alternative & Innovative Investment Strategies Conference for Pension Funds 

September 12, 2019

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London   

ESG Investments & Issues for Dutch Pension Funds

September 24, 2019

Apollo Hotel, Amsterdam 

Nordic Institutional Investors' Conference

October 3, 2019

7A Strandvägen, Stockholm

Property & Infrastructure Investment Strategies for Pension Funds 

October 10, 2019

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Current Investment Issues for Pension Funds                  

November 7, 2019

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

ESG & Topical Investment Issues for Local Authority Pension Investors

November 14, 2019

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Annual Northern Investment Conference for Pension Funds 

November 21, 2019

The Met Hotel, Leeds

Private Equity & Debt Investors' Annual Seminar

December 5, 2019

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London