The UKPA awards are hosted by Professional Pensions and rigorously judged by an experienced panel of managers, trustees and advisers. It is testament to our independence and free thinking approach to be recognised by these leading industry professionals.
Several themes run through our submissions for these awards and they are also key values that run through our proudly independent business. Our impartiality is vital to giving clients a service they can control, tailor, and trust. We care about the individuality of our clients and our free thinking approach allows us to do the right thing for them, at all times.
"Along with accolades like this most recent awards recognition, we act as a trusted partner for a wide range of clients in both the private and public sectors – this includes almost 25% of FTSE 100 and almost 15% of FTSE 350 companies with DB pension schemes."
Highly commended – Third-party Administrator of the Year
“This recognition is another string to our bow after we were awarded the number one rated Third-Party Administrator in the Professional Pensions Administration Survey 2020 earlier in the year. Our ability to deliver a high quality, personal service continues to make us the preferred provider for many schemes, including in conjunction with our actuarial and DrumRoll communication colleagues. We are incredibly proud of our dedicated team of professional administrators who continue to support all our clients and members – especially at this current time where many will have felt disruptions.” Paul Latimer, Head of Pensions Administration
Highly commended - Investment Consultancy of the Year
“As acknowledged by the two investment service awards, our Investment Consulting team continues to go from strength to strength. We primarily owe this to free thinking approach; because we have no outside shareholders to satisfy and we do not run an investment management, fiduciary management or master trust business. This allows us to avoid conflicts of interest and leaves us free to provide bespoke, whole of market advice tailored to specific scheme requirements. Our bespoke advice has always been seen as innovative, responding to economic and market events whilst ensuring that each client is treated as an individual. The last year has seen its fair share of economic, political and regulatory change that has meant investment markets have been a complex sea to navigate.” Alex Pocock, Head of Investment Consulting
Highly commended - Fiduciary Evaluator of the Year
“I am delighted that Barnett Waddingham has been recognised in the Fiduciary Evaluator category. We are at a pivotal point for the industry, with increasing acceptance of the importance of independent advice on fiduciary management decisions. Through our FM Evaluate Service, we offer our clients a free-thinking approach geared around increasing the likelihood that our clients will achieve their investment goals. We are focused on how we add value and solve client problems in bespoke ways, and as a leading provider of FM evaluation services in the UK, we are committed to helping improve investment outcomes and to shaping the industry’s future direction for the better.” Peter Daniels, Head of FM Evaluate