Robert Talbut was CIO of Royal London Asset Management for ten years through to the end of 2014 and has worked in financial services for over 30 years. His experience covers portfolio management, business strategy, people management and remuneration and finance. He had previous asset/business management roles at Threadneedle, ISIS/F&C and Chase Manhattan. He has provided strategic asset allocation advice to a range of institutional clients and has a strong interest in the accountability of management to shareholders and of institutions to their ultimate clients. He now performs a range of consultancy and NED roles spanning asset management, insurance, pensions and charities.