I agree We use cookies on this website to help us provide the best user experience. By browsing this site you agree to their use - more information is available here.

Barnett Waddingham
0333 11 11 222

Case studies

By GAD! Drawdown yields to lower levels

Without warning, new Government Actuary’s Department tables for capped drawdown suddenly appeared from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on 18 January 2017. This case study reviews what impact changes to the GAD tables might have on 65 year old Donald.

Using a SSAS loan-back to assist a company’s expansion plans

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.

Member communication and engagement - benefit accrual switch

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.

The impact of PIP transitional rules on existing regular contributions

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.

Stress testing and scenario analysis framework

Implementing a stress testing and scenario analysis framework in order to identify and analyse current and potential issues that were of market-wide concern.

Bespoke approach to pension in payment tolerances for GMP reconciliation

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.

Innovative risk management for FTSE100 company undergoing fundamental transformation

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.

De-risking without significant increases deficit recovery contributions

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.

'Top-Slicing' Medically Underwritten Buy-in

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.

Asset Allocation - Risk Analysis

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.

Register for your choice of email alerts

Stay ahead with our latest comment, expert insight and event details.