Employer loan-backs are the unique feature of a SSAS. As the following case study serves to illustrate, SSAS loan-backs continue to offer an alternative source of finance for businesses, and an attractive investment for the SSAS member trustees.
ECITB appointed Barnett Waddingham in 2015 to provide member communication consultancy to their scheme members, relating to the proposed switch of future benefit accrual from the DB to DC section of their scheme.
This case study examines the effect on existing regular contributions where the Pension Input Period (PIP) is already aligned with the tax year, using ‘Fred’ and his Self-Invested Personal Pension Plan (SIPP) as an example.
Implementing a stress testing and scenario analysis framework in order to identify and analyse current and potential issues that were of market-wide concern.
Hickson UK Group Pension Scheme appointed Barnett Waddingham in 2005 to provide a flexible and high quality pension administration service for their members who have a variety of complex needs and requirements.
Danny Wong - Managing Consultant, Business Risk Practice was the risk advisor on a major IT and business transformation project for a large FTSE 100 multinational company.
As part of their most recent actuarial valuation, Tate & Lyle were seeking to continue to de-risk their £1 billion legacy DB pension scheme, but without a significant increase in deficit recovery contributions.
We jointly advised the trustees and the company on a medically underwritten pensioner buy-in achieving very significant savings of over 10% relative to a traditional approach – successfully securing around £25m of the pensioner liability at no additional funding cost.
In 2013 the Trustees of a Charity asked us to use modelling to illustrate possible future investment returns and volatility resulting from the Charity’s current asset allocation, and then to suggest possible alternative asset allocations.
During early 2012, one of our schemes was constrained by the funding basis and the availability of contributions from the employer to the extent that it could not afford to reduce the level of risk and purchase additional protection at the current market price.