Martin Hunter joined Punter Southall in 2004 and initially advised pension scheme trustees. In 2006 he transferred to Punter Southall Transaction Services, the specialist transactions consulting division within Punter Southall, where he advises private equity houses and corporate entities on the acquisition and disposal of defined benefit pension schemes. He also advises companies on the ongoing management of their pension liabilities, including offering advice on valuation negotiations, liability reduction exercises and other de-risking strategies. Mr Hunter is co-author of an extensive research report into the pension bulk buy-out market, entitled The End Game? - An analysis of the bulk buy-out market & other de-risking solutions. He is also a member of the Punter Southall buy- out team. Mr Hunter graduated from Keble College, Oxford, with a BA in mathematics in 2003 and became a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 2008.