Matthew Paton FFA

Associate and Senior Consulting Actuary

Matt is a consulting actuary and provides wide ranging advice to a number of public sector pension funds across the country.

His main area of expertise is in relation to the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This includes setting contribution rates for employers wishing to join the Scheme, producing annual accounting disclosures and carrying out triennial funding valuations in accordance with legislation.

His main clients are Local Authority Pension Funds that participate in the LGPS. He is also Head of Barnett Waddingham’s Police and Fire pensions team.


Significant experience:

  • Helping to set funding strategies for some of the largest LGPS Funds in the UK
  • Preparing disclosures for employers who are required to account for their pensions obligations
  • Setting contribution rates for admitted bodies and for Local Authority schools converting to academies
  • Carrying out regular risk assessments for employers participating in the Scheme
  • Providing advice to Police and Fire authorities on their pension commitments and the impact of regulatory changes

Other expertise:

  • Providing bespoke advice when employers leave the Scheme
  • Negotiating a number of bulk transfer payments to and from LGPS Funds each year
  • Chairing the Public Sector Technical Working Group at Barnett Waddingham


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