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.
In previous REBA articles we explored why financial wellbeing is ‘fundamental not just a fad’ and then looked at how we analyse, consultant, deliver and check via our ‘ACDC’ framework. Now we explore how to deliver this into the workplace.
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.
One of the questions I often hear in relation to pension provision for employees is: why should we do any more than we have to? It’s not our problem.
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.
The key financial assumptions required for determining pension liabilities under the Accounting Standards FRS102 (UK non-listed), IAS19 (EU listed) and ASC715 (US listed) are the discount rate and the rate of future inflation.
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.
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 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.
Presenteeism at work has tripled since 2010. Where's your head at? We've interviewed 3,000 UK workers to understand health and wellbeing in the workplace.
This survey relates to constituent companies of the Dutch AEX, French CAC40, German DAX, Spanish IBEX, Italian FTSE MIB and Scandinavian OMX share indices that have UK subsidiary companies with defined benefit (DB) pension schemes.
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.
Rosie Fantom joins Barnett Waddingham to help drive our bulk annuity services forward, with significant experience in pension scheme de-risking, insurance and regulatory services.
Workers on lower salaries feel less comfortable talking to their employer about mental health, according to our Why BWell report. Just two in five of those earning £20,000 - £30,000 a year said they would be happy talking about mental health at work.
We are delighted to be recognised for the third consecutive year at Pension Insight’s DC Awards, being named ‘Financial Wellbeing Consultancy of the Year’.