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.
We carried out an innovative buy-out for part of the Lloyd’s Superannuation Fund (LSF), a £500m multi-employer defined benefit scheme associated with the Lloyd’s of London insurance market.
This case study highlights a number of issues for employers who are Admission Bodies in the LGPS.
Keeping up to speed with changes to comply with the legislative requirements can be extremely time consuming and require complex solutions. We can offer an alternative to hours of resource by providing tailor made on-site training days or workshops to help keep you and your team up to speed.
Our client was a public sector body with its own LGPS fund, who required us to negotiate better contract terms for the bidders. It demonstrates the benefit of the commercial focus we can bring to the public sector arena.