Our Speakers


Pension Investment Academy Seminars are renowned for the high quality of their speakers. The following pension fund industry experts are due to speak at a PIA seminar in the future. 

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Opkar Sara


Opkar Sara

Chief Investment Officer

BP Investment Management

Opkar joined BP Pension Trustee Limited in January 2017 in the role of Chief Investment Officer where his main objective is to oversee the investment strategy of the pension fund. Prior to this, Opkar joined BP Investment Management Limited in June 2014 where he was the Head of Investment Strategy with specific focus on liability hedging and tactical asset allocation. In addition, he is an Advisory Board member for the Pension Investment Academy whose purpose is to run seminars at the cutting edge of pension fund thought. Before joining BP, he worked for the Pension Protection Fund in the role of Principal Fund Manager, Asset Allocation and Investment Strategy with specific focus on strategic and tactical asset allocation and liability hedging. In addition, he was a member of the PPF’s Asset and Liability Committee. Prior to 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 portfolio’s using a combination of traditional and quantitative techniques. Before this, he was a Fund Manager and a Quantitative Strategist at WestLB Asset Management. He has over twenty years of experience in the investment industry with special interest in asset allocation and LDI strategies.


We want to let you know our policy re the Coronavirus and our forthcoming Meetings. Until it is possible to hold physical events, we are temporarily holding all our seminars as Virtual Forum Seminars.

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