Chris is a hands-on, proactive and experienced Scheme Actuary. He is one of Barnett Waddingham’s thought leaders on advising clients on their journey to their endgame (for example, buying-out with an insurer or reducing the reliance on the employer).
Chris’s focus is helping clients to see the big picture by bringing together their funding, investment and covenant issues in his advice. He heads up our team dedicated to developing the systems and advice in our DB Navigator offering, and is a regular speaker at industry events.
Chris also advises trustees and corporates on strategies for engaging members on their options (often called ‘liability management’), and until recently led our team that advises clients on the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) levy and how it can be managed.
- Scheme Actuary advice
- Strategic journey planning
- Integrated Risk Management
- PPF levy mitigation
- Liability management exercises / member option design
- Company accounting advice
Chris was a member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ working party on integrating funding, investment and covenant issues (Integrated Risk Management). As part of this working party he co-authored a guide for actuaries on how to implement Integrated Risk Management in practice.
As part of the Actuarial Committee of the Society of Pension Professionals, Chris inputs into consultation responses on pensions matters (for example, on The Pensions Regulator’s funding code of practice).
He was a member of the firm’s Pensions Research Group for a number of years – as part of this committee he helped research new pensions regulations and developments, produced our pensions newsletters and spoke at seminars for our clients and industry contacts.