19 May 2021

Royal London appoints Vidur Bahree as Group Investment Director

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Meera Khanna, Consumer PR Manager
Meera Khanna

Corporate PR Manager - Protection

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Royal London has today announced the appointment of Vidur Bahree as Group Investment Director.

Reporting to Daniel Cazeaux, Group Chief Financial Officer, Vidur will lead on delivering investment strategy for Royal London’s insurance businesses.

Vidur has over 20 years’ experience across insurance and reinsurance M&A, liability-aware investment management and capital management.  He was a member of the Phoenix Group management team that led the consolidation of the UK closed life funds sector from 2005.  While there, Vidur also established and led the Financial Management Group, developing and implementing investment and asset-liability management strategy. 

After his time at Phoenix, Vidur was Group Investment Director at Aviva and brought together the group’s insurance investment management leadership worldwide. More recently, Vidur has served as a Senior Advisor to global strategy consultants Boston Consulting Group and consultant to UK retirement insurer Just Group.

Commenting on the appointment, Daniel Cazeaux, said:

“Vidur is a talented and seasoned investment professional who brings significant industry insight. Attracting someone of Vidur’s calibre to Royal London is testament to the Group’s culture and standing in the market as a purpose-led modern mutual. Working closely with our asset management business, and leveraging the wealth of expertise across the Group, Vidur will play a central role in helping to drive increasing value for our members and customers through our strategic investments.”

Joining the company today, Vidur Bahree added:

“It’s an exciting time to be joining Royal London. The Executive team has set a clear strategy to build on the opportunities that come with being the UK’s largest mutual life, pension and investment company. I’m looking forward to leading Royal London’s Investment Office and collaborating across the Group to deliver on our long-term strategic objectives for the benefit of our customers.”

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About Royal London

Royal London is the largest mutual life insurance, pensions and investment company in the UK, with assets under management of £148 billion, 8.8 million policies in force and 4,412 employees. Figures quoted are as at 31 December 2020.