Chris is a Scheme Actuary and advises trustees on the full range of scheme actuary work – including pension scheme funding, strategies for reaching buy-out, scheme mergers and setting terms for individual member options. He also advises trustees and corporates on liability management.
Chris is one of Barnett Waddingham’s thought leaders on Integrated Risk Management (IRM), and is a member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ working party on IRM. He also heads up our team that advises clients on the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) levy and how it can be managed.
Chris is a member of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ working party on Integrated Risk Management (IRM) and co-authored a guide for actuaries on how to implement IRM in 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.
Chris is also a team leader of one of the London office’s two pensions actuarial teams, and so is responsible for managing workload and the team’s development.
The PPF has released its 2019/20 PPF levy consultation, setting out its plans for calculating the levy to be invoiced in autumn 2019.
The Pensions Regulator released its 2018 annual funding statement, and once again risk management was high up its agenda. This is perhaps not surprising in light of recent high profile employer insolvencies and the resulting reduction in member benefits.
We have provided actuarial and investment services to a £20m pension scheme, whose sponsoring employer is a design and manufacturing company in the aerospace industry.