Vanguard , Senior Strategist
Will Allport is Senior Strategist for Vanguard’s business in the U.K., responsible for strategy and thought-leadership in retirement and institutional market segments.
Prior to joining Vanguard in 2017, Will was Director of Strategy Development at Robeco Groep NV, focusing on growing and globalising the business in partnership with the firm’s major shareholder, ORIX Corporation. From 2012 to 2016, Will led PIMCO’s defined contribution (DC) business in the U.K. and Europe. Before joining PIMCO, Will was a vice president with AllianceBernstein from 2003 to 2012, where he developed their DC investment solutions platform in the U.K. and Ireland, and launched a variety of multi-asset investment solutions for institutional and retail investors throughout Europe and Asia. Will has published numerous research and thought-leadership papers, some of which have featured in the Journal of Retirement.
Will has 16 years of investment experience and holds a BA (hons) in Business Economics from St Chad’s College, University of Durham. He holds the Investment Management Certificate from the CFA Society of the UK.