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Barnett Waddingham
0333 11 11 222
We provide the full range of actuarial services to the trustees of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes based on a culture of providing all of our clients with a high quality, professional service through strong personal relationships and tailored solutions while remaining competitive on fees.

This range of actuarial services includes advising on:

  • actuarial valuations using our proprietary interactive system, 'Illuminate' which enables the trustees to analyse the relationship between funding, investment and employer covenant;  funding negotiations with the employer; liaison with The Pensions Regulator; and any other valuation services as required by trustees
  • interim funding reviews, including the option for trustees to use our on-line tools to monitor changes to the funding level (and/or buy-out level and other funding measures) in between the formal valuations
  • integrated funding and investment strategies and de-risking frameworks
  • longevity analyses
  • scheme amendments, mergers, discontinuance, annuity buy-ins, buy-outs and scheme wind-up
  • employer cessation events and apportionment arrangements
  • actuarial factors for commutations, early/late retirements, transfers and other individual calculations
  • scheme governance and trustee training
  • changes in legislation, codes of practice and market practice

Significant experience:
  • we have over 50 Scheme Actuaries who are appointed to over 370 DB pension schemes
  • we provide tailored services to scheme trustees with fund sizes ranging from £1 million to £5 billion
  • the full range of services is provided from each of our eight offices across the UK
  • teams are made up of experienced advisers who are either professionally qualified or are studying for professional exams as part of our extensive professional training and development support. We currently employ 144 qualified actuaries

Related knowledge and resources

  • The DB Odyssey

    With fewer DB pension schemes open to new joiners, many DB schemes are now on the long road to their end. This makes it increasingly important for trustees and employers to think carefully about what they are trying to achieve in the long term.

  • Accounting for pension costs - survey of universities’ disclosures as at 31 July 2018

    We are pleased to present the results of our eighth survey of the assumptions adopted by UK universities for determining the value of their pension liabilities for accounting purposes.

  • TPR: Annual Funding Statement 2019

    The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has published its annual funding statement for 2019, aimed at trustees of Defined Benefit (DB) pension schemes undertaking scheme funding valuations with an effective date between 22 September 2018 and 21 September 2019.

  • Apr 30 2019
    Pensions Trustee Conference | London

    Our annual full day Pensions Trustee Conference in London will be followed by half day events in Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and Glasgow. These events are perfect for trustees of both DB and DC pension schemes. Join our experts to deepen your knowledge of the challenges faced by Trustees as they work to secure positive member outcomes.

    Location: Hilton London Tower Bridge

  • May 16 2019
    Pensions Trustee Conference | Birmingham

    Our annual full day Pensions Trustee Conference in London will be followed by half day events in Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and Glasgow. These events are perfect for trustees of both DB and DC pension schemes. Join our experts to deepen your knowledge of the challenges faced by Trustees as they work to secure positive member outcomes.

    Location: The BCEC, Hill Street, Birmingham

  • May 21 2019
    Pensions Trustee Conference | Manchester

    Our annual full day Pensions Trustee Conference in London will be followed by half day events in Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and Glasgow. These events are perfect for trustees of both DB and DC pension schemes. Join our experts to deepen your knowledge of the challenges faced by Trustees as they work to secure positive member outcomes.

    Location: etc. venues, Manchester

  • Nov 29 2016
    A practical guide to Integrated Risk Management

    During this webinar, our experts will share their insights on the pragmatic application of Integrated Risk Management and how this can benefit your scheme.

    Location: Webinar

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