The Pension Investment Academy is a division of Specialist Pension Services Ltd.

Registered Address: Northside House, Mount Pleasant, Barnet, Herts, EN4 9EE.

Office Address: Fulling Mill Barn, Fulling Mill Lane, Welwyn, Herts, AL6 9NP.

Registered in England & Wales No 2706061.

Advisory Board Members

Opkar Sara

Biography: 

Opkar Sara

Chief Investment Officer

BP Investment Management Ltd.

Opkar is Chief Investment Officer at BP Investment Management. Previously he was with the Pension Protection Fund from January 2010. His role there was Principal Fund Manager, Asset Allocation and Investment Strategy with specific focus on formulating tactical asset allocation decisions and effectively hedging the liabilities of the PPF. Before joining the PPF, he worked for HSBC Global Asset Management as a Senior Fund Manager, becoming a Director in 2006. At HSBC, he specialised in managing Fixed Income and Balanced portfolios using a combination of traditional and quantitative techniques. Prior to this, he was a Fund Manager and a Quantitative Strategist at WestLB Asset Management. He has over eighteen years experience in the investment industry with special interest in asset allocation and LDI strategies. He graduated from the London School of Economics with a BSc (Hons) in Statistics and holds an MSc in Business Finance from Brunel University. He is an Associate of the Society of Investment Professionals (ASIP) and a member of the CFA society of the UK.