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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 Delivering financial wellbeing for success
    Delivering financial wellbeing for success

    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.

  • 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 Linking pensions data to workforce planning: five tips
    Linking pensions data to workforce planning: five tips

    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.

  • 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.

  • Current Issues in Pensions Financial Reporting - 31 December 2018

    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 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.

  • Jan 25 2019
    Evolving DC governance: meeting member needs

    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.

    Location: http://bit.ly/evolving-DC-governance

  • May 23 2018
    Is your organisation fit for the future?

    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.

    Location: Webinar

  • Feb 23 2018
    Webinar - Could a buy-in or buy-out be right for your scheme?

    Are bulk annuities a potential option for your scheme? It could be the right time to consider a transaction.

  • Picture for Bridging the gap: Meaningful and productive employment
    Bridging the gap: Meaningful and productive employment

    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.

  • Picture for Why BWell: wellbeing in the workplace
    Why BWell: wellbeing in the workplace

    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.

  • Picture for Exploring European companies with UK schemes
    Exploring European companies with UK schemes

    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.

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