Baroness Ros Altmann is an expert on later life issues including pensions and retirement policy, investment, savings, annuities and social care funding. She is highly regarded as a consumer champion and is the UK Government’s Business Champion for Older Workers.
Ros is an economist by training and worked in fund management in the City of London for many years. She has devoted much of her career to highlighting financial injustice, helping ordinary members of the public pro bono and explaining complex financial or economic issues.
Ros was Head of International Equities at Chase Manhattan’s Investment operation in London, and a Director at Rothschild Asset Management and at NatWest Investment Management. She was a consultant to the UK Treasury on the Myners Review of Institutional Investment and worked on pensions policy with the No 10 Policy Unit. She has more recently become involved in social care issues, working with government, charities, industry groups and official review bodies.
Ros was highlighted the injustices of the UK annuity market and exposed the consumer detriment suffered by people buying unsuitable and irreversible annuity products. This contributed to the ending of automatic annuitisation for millions of future pension savers.