Professor Iain Clacher

Professor of Pensions and Finance and Pro Dean International / Director
University of Leeds / UK CGFI Leeds Innovation Hub

Iain is Professor of Pensions & Finance, the founder director of the University’s Centre for Financial Technology and Innovation, and leading researcher in the UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment.

He is a recognised internationally as an expert on pensions and retirement savings, most notably on retirement decision-making, pension fund investment, infrastructure investing, sustainable pension systems, trustee governance, and fund management costs and fees. He is widely published in international journals, a key contributor to pension policy and practice, and an expert advisor to a range of businesses, policy makers and organisations.

A central feature of Iain’s research is its real-world relevance, he is often cited in the press on issues of pensions, finance, and economics. He has advised organisations including, The CERN Pension Fund, The City of London Corporation, The Work Foundation, The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association, The Office for National Statistics, he was a board member of the IDWG of Financial Conduct Authority, and most recently was an expert witness to the Work and Pensions Select Committee investigation into Liability Driven Investment in 2022 and to the Select Committee’s investigation into Defined Benefit Pensions in 2023.

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