Better outcomes for your defined benefit scheme

Whether you are a trustee or sponsoring employer, we can help give you the freedom to plan for the best possible future by removing the complexities and challenges of defined benefit (DB) pensions.

As an award-winning DB consultancy, we hold particular expertise in helping large schemes approach their DB endgame, and open DB schemes. From developing a winning DB pension strategy to navigating the regulatory landscape, we are here to keep you on the right course.

Our renowned experience in actuarial services, investment, administration, management services and governance demonstrates our position as a trusted adviser to both employers and trustees, while providing technical expertise and innovative DB pension technology for all needs.

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Featured DB pension services

Actuarial support for trustees

We provide the full range of actuarial services to trustees of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes, ranging from strategic to operational. We specialise in ensuring that your specific needs are addressed as the primary focus.

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Actuarial support for employers

As an expert in the field, we provide all our clients with innovative actuarial consulting services and solutions that are solely focussed on meeting their pension scheme goals without being driven by products.

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Investment consulting

We provide tailored pension investment advice to each unique scheme, trustee board and organisation, with strategy and risk at the core.

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Our pension administration team provides services to over 400 clients including schemes comprising 440,000 members; covering defined contribution, defined benefit, hybrid, Career Average Related Earnings (CARE), open, closed and those transferring to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).

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Risk transfer

Our specialist team has extensive experience of advising both trustees and companies on all aspects of risk transfer, encompassing both traditional and medically underwritten bulk annuity processes.

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Pension management services

Our pension management services are tailored to you and your specific needs, whether you need strategic advice, operational support, assistance with business as usual activities or project planning and management services for your pension scheme.

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DB technology

Illuminate is our specialist tool designed to guide trustees and sponsors through the financial management of their pension scheme. Combining clear, interactive displays with robust risk analysis, Illuminate can help you design an integrated strategy to meet your needs.

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DB endgame journey planning

We help you approach and complete your DB endgame journey with confidence. We make sure the trustees, employer and other advisors buy into the same cohesive vision, and that the details of the journey – both strategic and practical – are clearly thought through.

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Interim recruitment and project resourcing

We provide both on-site and remote pension project management support. Our services are available for both administration and pension teams, and cover outsourced bespoke projects, pension project management and secondments.

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Our DB pension insights

DB knowledge hub

Explore the latest research, news and views from our pensions experts

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Client stories

See the latest case studies on how we helped others to optimise their pension schemes 

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