Mark Tinsley FIA

Associate and Senior Consulting Actuary

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Mark advises trustees of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes, providing actuarial, consultancy and strategic advice on a wide variety of issues to enable clients to understand and effectively manage their pension scheme risks. He acts as support actuary and primary contact on a range of clients, the largest being a £2.3bn scheme. He is also a member of both Barnett Waddingham’s Pensions Actuarial Technical Committee and Pensions Actuarial Systems Group. These committees consider important topical actuarial issues, and produce firm-wide guidance and tools.

Mark advises trustee clients and sponsors on scheme funding and valuations. He also provides long-term funding target and de-risking advice. In addition to technical firm wide guidance on a range of issues, including setting actuarial factors. As well as this, he advises on setting mortality assumptions, including undertaking a range of longevity analyses.

Significant experience:

  • advising on the merger of two c. £1bn schemes
  • advising on asset-backed contribution arrangements in a scheme funding context
  • working with investment advisers to develop ‘journey plan’ frameworks.


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