Mike Smaje

Mike Smaje
Trustee Executive

Mike joined BESTrustees in March 2020, having most recently worked for Aon Hewitt as an Investment Partner.  As Mike is relatively new to the firm, he has plenty of capacity to increase his client portfolio.

Mike is a qualified actuary with over 25 years’ pensions experience, as both a Scheme Actuary and Investment Consultant on both corporate and trustee assignments.  He has also worked for a leading investment manager, helping them to build an innovative LDI proposition.  He has worked with schemes of all sizes, from very small to over £4bn, across many sectors including major global corporations and SMEs.

Mike has experience working with many governance models, such as common investment funds and sectionalised schemes, and implementation of fiduciary management, where he has in-depth provider experience.

Mike has worked on several liability management transactions, including member options exercises, scheme wind-ups, buy-outs, buy-ins and longevity swaps as well as many M&A transactions.

Mike specialises in Investment matters and Integrated Risk Management.  He is a very strong communicator, with a collaborative and pragmatic approach to balancing the interests of all parties.