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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 147 qualified actuaries

Related knowledge and resources

Blogs

  • Picture for IAS19 update for year-end 31 March 2019
    IAS19 update for year-end 31 March 2019

    Looking ahead to the 31 March 2019 year-end, most companies reporting are currently looking at a broadly unchanged IAS19 funding position. The average funding level in our most recent survey was 96%, and this is likely to stay around this level.

  • Picture for Pensions News – what you may have missed this winter
    Pensions News – what you may have missed this winter

    From Barnardo’s and BT to Superfunds via GMP – Head of Pensions Research, Tyron Potts, maps out an ‘A - Z’ of everything you may have missed in world of pensions this winter.

  • Picture for Delivering CDC Pension schemes
    Delivering CDC Pension schemes

    Barnett Waddingham has responded to the DWP consultation to say we support the DWP in setting out the government’s proposals for Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) schemes. Danny Wilding, Partner, sets out his views on the consultation.

  • Accidental master trusts

    A look at the new Master Trust Authorisation regime and how it may affect schemes who do not know they are a master trust, or who do but do not know how to proceed.

  • Pension scheme consolidation

    Pension consolidation is a broad concept, ranging from simplifying a scheme’s governance structure, to merging with other schemes to take advantage of economies of scale.

  • Lloyds: High Court rules on GMP Equalisation

    The High Court has published its judgement in the case of Lloyds Banking Group Pension Trustees Limited vs Lloyds Bank plc (and others).

  • 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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