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Mike Smaje

Trustee Executive

BESTrustees

Mike joined BESTrustees early in 2020. He has over 28 years’ pensions experience, as a Scheme Actuary and Investment Consultant on both corporate and trustee assignments. He currently represents BESTrustees on seven pension schemes, including two where he acts as Chair.

Mike has worked with trustee boards for his whole career, and has experience working with many governance models, such as common investment funds, sole trusteeships and implementation of fiduciary management, where he has in-depth provider experience. He has worked with schemes of all sizes, from very small to several £billions, across many sectors including major global corporations and SMEs.

He has worked on several liability management transactions, including member options exercises, scheme wind-ups, buy-outs, buy-ins and longevity swaps as well as many M&A transactions.

Mike was an Investment Partner at Aon for two years and prior to that he spent 19 years with Willis Towers Watson. He also spent two years working for a leading global investment manager, helping them to build an innovative LDI proposition. He is a fully Accredited Member of the Association of Professional Pension Trustees (APPT).

Mike specialises in Investment matters and Integrated Risk Management. He is a very strong communicator, with a collaborative and pragmatic approach to balancing the interests of all parties.

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SPS Private Market Investors’ Annual Seminar
December 6, 2022
The Dilly, London
SPS Annual Bonds: Investment & Risk Management Strategies
January 12, 2023
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London
SPS Nordic Pension Fund & Institutional Investors' Annual Conference, Copenhagen
March 9, 2023
Radisson Collection Royal Hotel, Copenhagen
SPS Local Authority Pension Fund Investment: Current Issues Update
March 14, 2023
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London
SPS ESG & Sustainable Asset Strategies for Pension Funds
April 19, 2023
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons London
SPS Swedish Sustainable Investing Conference, Stockholm
April 25, 2023
7A Strandvägen, Stockholm
SPS Fiduciary Management, OCIO & Pension Fund Governance Issues
May 10, 2023
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London
SPS Infrastructure & Other Secured Income Investing
May 18, 2023
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London
SPS Annual Irish Pension Investment & Current Issues, Dublin
June 20, 2023
Dublin
SPS Impact & Sustainable Investment Conference for DC & DB Pension Funds
July 5, 2023
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London
SPS Endgame Investment Solutions & Cash Flow Management for PF’s
July 12, 2023
The Dilly, London
SPS Fixed Income Strategies in the New Investment Climate for Pension Funds
September 7, 2023
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London
SPS Net Zero and other ESG Investment Issues
September 20, 2023
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London
SPS Dutch Pension Funds' Annual Conference: Current Investment Issues, Amsterdam
September 26, 2023
Amsterdam
SPS Nordic Pension Fund & Institutional Investors' Annual Conference, Stockholm
October 5, 2023
Stockholm
SPS LGPS Sustainable Investment & Topical Issue Conference
October 19, 2023
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London
SPS Current Investment Issues for Pension Funds
November 9, 2023
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London
SPS Property, Infrastructure & Real Asset Investments Conference
December 7, 2023
The View at the Royal College of Surgeons, London