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Barnett Waddingham
0333 11 11 222
We provide a full range of services for corporate sponsors in relation to defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) pension schemes and other benefits, we advise over 15% of the FTSE350 companies with a DB scheme.

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.

Sponsors of DB schemes

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.

Employers with DC schemes

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.

Wellbeing

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.

Executive pensions

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.

Related knowledge and resources

Blogs

  • Picture for How prepared are you? The Pension Protection Fund consults on third levy triennium.
    How prepared are you? The Pension Protection Fund consults on third levy triennium.

    The headline news is that the PPF is expecting to collect a total levy that is 10% lower than last year, reflecting the PPF’s strong financial position. So, what changes will there be and what do we need to do? The blog explores more.

  • Picture for Birthday wishes for a happier DC picture
    Birthday wishes for a happier DC picture

    This was the first time I had ever been treated to a chorus of “Happy Birthday” as I took to the podium. Now I had to live up to that rousing start. And you may think that talking about pensions was not the way to do it.

  • Picture for Picture postcards from a global pensions tour
    Picture postcards from a global pensions tour

    Clocking up nearly two million airmiles in the course of a global career in pensions is impressive enough. David Harris took us on a world tour of pensions and benefits to help inform how the UK should be viewing its own challenges.

  • Nov 16 2017
    The Wellbeing 360

    How are you? It’s a question we ask on a daily basis - but how much do you really know about your workforce’s wellbeing?

    Location: The Goldsmiths' Centre, London

  • Jan 11 2018
    Birmingham Investment Conference

    Debate and discuss with industry experts on the most pressing investment problems for pension scheme trustees, employers and pension professionals at our 10th annual Birmingham Investment Conference.

    Location: The Belfry, Birmingham

  • Jan 25 2018
    London Investment Conference

    Debate and discuss with industry experts on the most pressing investment problems for pension scheme trustees, employers and pension professionals at our London Investment Conference.

    Location: 155 Bishopsgate, London

  • Achieving higher returns with lower risk

    We were appointed to advise a client with ~£400m of assets in 2015 and this case study sets out how we worked with the trustees and employer to ultimately reduce risk and increase expected returns while working towards an agreed objective.

  • An out of control deficit

    We provide a regular funding and investment monitoring service to the trustees of a £40m scheme. We were asked to review the funding and investment strategies of the scheme, in particular with a view of reducing the risk of the deficit increasing further.

  • Contingency planning in action

    A client was looking to develop a financial management plan for the scheme, targeting a fully de-risked and liability matched investment strategy and moving on to buy-out. The plan aimed to strike a balance between reducing risk and business needs.

  • A good opportunity to make changes to the system

    Malcolm McLean, Senior Consultant, believes that Pensions Awareness Day is an important campaign for the industry, he said; “Having a dedicated Pension Awareness Day is a very necessary and laudable initiative, which we in the industry should all support.

  • Impressively large disposable income for retired households

    The latest release from the Office for National Statistics shows how the income levels of retired households have changed over the last 40 years. Malcolm McLean, Senior Consultant at Barnett Waddingham, comments on the release.

  • Overview on SPA increases for women

    An analysis by economists has found that more than a million women are worse off by an average of around £32 a week, as a result of the increase in the state pension age.

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