Nick Salter FIA


Nick is a founding partner of Barnett Waddingham, helping to establish the firm in 1989. Throughout his actuarial career, Nick has specialised in advising companies and trustees operating occupational pension schemes; both final salary schemes and money purchase schemes.

Nick has extensive experience in pension scheme matters and has been involved in advising a portfolio of large and medium sized domestic and multinational companies and trustees. He has also acted as an expert in litigation cases (both professional negligence cases and commercial disputes).

He was Senior Partner of the firm from 2012 to 2020 and sits on the firm's Management Board. He is also responsible for the North American liaison through NORACS and served as President of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries for 2014-15. He was Master of the Worshipful Company of Actuaries (a Livery Company of the City of London) for the year 2018-19.

Nick has presented at numerous professional meetings in the UK and the USA as well as trustee training courses both internal and external.

Significant experience:

  • scheme actuary and general consultant to schemes with over £4 billion in assets, some of which have been clients since the firm was started
  • expert witness including a number of cases mainly concerning malpractice, most cases settled out of court
  • M&A work - includes negotiating appropriate financial backing for a sponsoring employer at a time of their sale to an overseas business
  • corporate adviser work including negotiation of scheme funding, assisting in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy order and the merger of two professional services firms 


"At PepsiCo, we strongly value Barnett Waddingham’s expertise in dealing with complex pension issues. In our long-term relationship, they have consistently demonstrated their ability to provide clear and timely advice to the trustees."
Victoria Gibbard, Director International Benefits, PepsiCo International


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