Public Policy Adviser, Investment Association

Imran is Public Policy Adviser at The Investment Association, working primarily on public policy and regulation affecting the institutional asset management market. Imran specialises in a number of areas: pensions and long-term savings policy; the regulatory environment for Defined Contribution pensions investment; competition issues in the institutional asset management market; Local Government Pension Scheme asset pooling reforms; and the disclosure of costs and charges to institutional investors. 

Prior to The Investment Association, Imran worked firstly as an Economic Adviser and then Senior Policymaker in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Imran’s DWP career encompassed a variety of roles covering many aspects of the Department’s work, including Housing Benefit expenditure forecasting and assessing the distributional effects of welfare policy changes using micro-simulation modelling techniques. The majority of Imran’s DWP career was spent working on pensions policy, specifically on the Department’s automatic enrolment reform programme as well as leading the 2014 reforms to develop the primary legislation to enable Collective DC schemes in the UK.

Imran holds a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and an MSc in Economics from University College London.