James Lawrence
James Lawrence
Head of Investment Proposition
Smart Pension

James is the Head of Investment Proposition for Smart Pension. He is responsible for building and running Smart Pension’s £2bn investment solution for its master trust. As part of this role, James and the investments team will be delivering Smart Pension’s net zero pledge for its members, using leading and innovative ESG investment products.

Prior to joining Smart Pension, James spent nine years at Mercer, where he was the lead investment strategist for Mercer’s UK DC delegated investment business, including the Mercer Master Trust. In this role he was responsible for the strategic direction of the delegated investment solution, Mercer SmartPath.

James is also a CFA Charterholder.