Paul enjoys helping his clients manage their funding plans. Paul recognises that a scheme valuation should reflect the characteristics of a scheme and will tailor his advice to reflect the age and profile of the scheme, the expertise of the trustees and the long-term plans for the scheme.
Paul’s experience, concise advice and practical approach have helped him to become a trusted consultant to a range of UK pension schemes with assets ranging from £100 million into the billions.
Paul is also passionate about the evolution of pensions as we move forward, taking an active role in the Firm’s strategy and helping to lay the framework to enable Barnett Waddingham’s actuaries to provide the long-term, tailored and independent advice which sets them apart.
According to our Navigating Change report, free thinking and independent advice are crucial factors in avoiding retendering triggers. Paul Houghton’s latest blog provides further insight into these structural shifts.
Our recent ‘Navigating Change Live’ conference covered the important issues keeping trustees awake at night - helping them focus on the long term strategy of their scheme and navigate the challenges along the way.
Paul Houghton explores the new era for the pensions industry, as defined benefit (DB) schemes reach maturity, is shifting the strategic focus of many schemes to the potential end-game of risk reduction, often leading towards buyout.