We bring clarity to complex issues such as pensions buy-outs, M&A, financing and cost management, helping you make informed and timely decisions for the benefit of your company.
Our consultants’ extensive knowledge is backed by a commitment to research and a suite of proprietary online tools and software that enable us to offer unique insights and a personalised, flexible service for our clients. An experienced partner will assemble a bespoke team, tailored to your exact needs, and will remain personally involved at all levels of the work.
Our expert actuarial and investment advice can help you make sense of scheme funding valuation negotiations, liability transfers, investment and de-risking strategies, mergers and acquisitions, and PPF levy advice.
We work solely in your interests as scheme sponsor, to avoid potential conflicts. However, our extensive experience advising trustees of other schemes helps us to anticipate emerging issues, leading to smoother negotiations.
Through our specialised DC consultancy, we advise employers in delivering appropriate DC pension strategies to attract, motivate and retain staff. Our experienced communications team can help you promote those benefits in print, online or face to face to maximise engagement with your workforce.
Our wellbeing team provides consultancy, administration and re-broking services on all health and risk policies. We also have an innovative market leading wellbeing solution called BWell which focuses around analysis, prevention and intervention. Our philosophy to wellbeing and the benefits associated with wellbeing centres around building a solution bespoke to our clients and their culture that benefits the employee through protection, education and engagement but also provides a real return to the employer on their benefits investment.
Our executive pensions service offers advice to employers on tax-efﬁcient pension provision for directors and senior executives. Working with HR, finance teams and remuneration committees, we can help develop retirement strategies for the mutual benefit of you and your staff.
Our growing client base includes medium-sized companies as well as larger firms and multinationals based in the UK and Europe.
ESG is a hot topic at present for those who manage DC pension schemes. Regulatory requirements from the DWP and TPR means trustees now have to consider how ESG affects the investment strategy for their members. What are the implications of this change?
As the number of authorised master trusts rises to six, we thought it was worth considering the impact of the authorisation regime so far, good and bad.
The level of regulation, legislation and governance burden on DC schemes is increasing. Therefore, so is the level of associated operational cost and risk – leading to a number of schemes closing and members’ assets being moved elsewhere.
New regulations and accompanying statutory guidance compel trustees to produce detailed analyses of the costs and charges incurred by scheme members on their money purchase benefits.
Transferring from a DB scheme is a major decision for members and there are many factors that should be taken into account. Simon Taylor, Partner offers advice to these members to understand their transfer options.
Our Executive Pensions team has considerable experience in advising head teachers and senior staff on their pension benefits. This briefing note covers recent, substantial changes in the pensions legislation directly affecting such high-earners.
Two major pension reforms that will dramatically change the French pensions landscape are scheduled for 2019. Join us to hear from our regional expert Francois Cheynet, Principal, Milliman, Paris who will provide the latest on these upcoming reforms and discuss the impact they will have on your operations and employees in France.
Location: Barnett Waddingham, London
Join us at this year’s DC and Financial Wellbeing Conference, delivered by informative, thought provoking and inspirational speakers from around the world. Learn more about the global changes occurring, the need for social change and how employees can take control of their financial future.
Location: The Soho Hotel, London
In a world where legislation, products and most importantly of all, member needs are constantly evolving, ongoing governance is vital to ensure DC arrangements remain suitable. We look at how a well-designed governance structure can prepare a scheme for future challenges that might arise.
The value created by employees in a healthy organisation is vital to achieving long-term sustainable business success. How healthy is your organisation? It could be time for a check-up.
Are bulk annuities a potential option for your scheme? It could be the right time to consider a transaction.
Barnett Waddingham’s annual analysis of DB schemes in the UK (with assets over £1bn) is now available. As the only research of its kind, it highlights the continued decline in DB schemes and the shifting focus of employers towards the DB pensions endgame.
Bulk Annuities: Where next in the de-risking journey? The bulk annuity market hit new heights in 2018. For the first time in history pension scheme buy-in and buy-out transactions exceeded £20bn.
Barnett Waddingham’s recent combined research, of UK employers and employees, revealed a significant and increasing gap between the employment experience of being employed and what the employers believe this experience to be.
When the Alliance Trust Companies’ Pension Fund needed winding up, we used our specialist teams and strong project management to bring together every aspect of a highly complex process.
Our client, Tate & Lyle, is a global provider of solutions and ingredients for food, beverage and industrial markets, with over 11,500 members of pension and other post-retirement plans in the UK and the USA.
We played a critical role in helping secure the pensions of 9,000 BHS staff. Our work for this client has been very much a team approach, with a number of service areas coming together to provide advice and support to achieve a superb result.
Today, we welcome Dean Hughes, Head of Enterprise Risk Management to lead a successful team of consultants, utilising practical risk-based expertise and business acumen with the quantitative analytical skills of our actuaries.
As we reach the 30 year mark, Barnett Waddingham is proud to announce the appointment of seven new Partners and the promotion of 28 Associates from 1 June.
Barnett Waddingham appoints experienced consultant to lead a team supporting companies in making impactful decisions through the effective use of data.