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Barnett Waddingham
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Gavin Markham FIA

Partner and Head of Bulk Annuities

Gavin is our Head of Bulk Annuity consulting.  He also provides advice to a range of corporate clients on defined benefit (DB) pension issues including scheme funding, benefit design, risk reduction exercises, M&A and accounting matters.

Gavin leads the specialist bulk annuity team, advising on all aspects of buy-outs and buy-ins, from initial feasibility assessment and scheme preparation, through to price negotiations and transaction execution.

His extensive experience includes advising a wide range of UK & multi-national businesses, both as a consultant and as the in-house actuary for a global FTSE100 company.  This has helped him develop a clear, practical approach to delivering advice to his clients.

Significant experience:

  • provided bulk annuity advice to both trustees and employers, with a number of transaction processes in excess of £100m and also involving both traditional and medically underwritten approaches
  • ongoing advice to range of UK and multinational businesses on funding issues, including a FTSE100 on the financing of its £8bn pension scheme
  • support in respect of M&A activity and corporate restructuring, for example, advising a syndicate of banks on the impact of pensions issues for a UK business in relation to the refinancing of a £500m loan
  • advice on benefit design changes, in one case resulting in significant savings (>£20m pa) in regular pension costs

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