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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

  • Choosing the right mortality table for your Fund

    Longevity is a topic of significant importance to defined benefit pension schemes and their actuaries. What can we learn from the latest research, what does it all mean for LGPS Funds - and why on earth does it have anything to do with shopping for shoes?

  • LGPS additional voluntary contribution reviews and current market activity

    The market for providers of AVC arrangements had seen little development in recent years, with providers doing little to change their propositions. We’ve summarised recently announced developments, and how we can help you review your AVC arrangements.

  • LGPS (Scotland) Regulations 2018 - Exit Credits

    The new LGPS (Scotland) Regulations came into effect in June, in response to a previous consultant which had closed in January. Following the lead of the recent LGPS (Amendment) Regulations this new regulation introduces the possibility of an exit credit.

  • Nov 1 2018
    US Pension Trends Breakfast Roundtable | London

    Join us for a breakfast roundtable to discuss current pension trends in the US, with a focus on pension risk transfer activity on DB plans and how it compares to the same trend in the UK.

    Location: Barnett Waddingham, London

  • Nov 14 2018
    The Wellbeing 360 | London

    The workplace is dynamic and ever-changing. As wellbeing becomes integral to the employee experience, we’re giving delegates a chance to look at wellbeing from every angle through a morning full of discussion and debate.

    Location: The Science Gallery, London

  • Nov 15 2018
    Pension Strategy Breakfast Roundtable | Birmingham

    Held at key locations across the UK, our breakfast sessions will provide finance, HR and pension directors with food for thought as well as the opportunity to discuss key issues with peers.

    Location: Hogarths Hotel, Solihull, Birmingham

  • A change of corporate ownership - reviewing the pension implications

    We have provided actuarial and investment services to a £20m pension scheme, whose sponsoring employer is a design and manufacturing company in the aerospace industry.

  • 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.

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