We were appointed to advise a client with ~£400m of assets in 2015 and this case study sets out how we worked with the trustees and employer to ultimately reduce risk and increase expected returns while working towards an agreed objective.
We provide a regular funding and investment monitoring service to the trustees of a £40m scheme. The trustees asked us to review the funding and investment strategies of the scheme, in particular with a view of reducing the risk of the deficit increasing further.
We recently advised a client that was looking to develop a comprehensive financial management plan for the scheme, targeting a fully de-risked and liability matched investment strategy in the mid-2020s and thereafter moving on to buy-out. This plan aimed to strike a balance between the trustees’ desire to reduce risk, and the employer’s business needs.
One of our clients has been facing some challenging covenant issues and so our actuarial and investment consulting teams have worked closely together to provide proactive advice to help the trustees take steps to strategically manage these risks.