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.
From ‘Box Clever’ to ‘Walker’, our Head of Pensions Research, Tyron Potts, maps out the ‘A to Z’ of everything you may have missed in the world of pensions this summer.
Building a modern growth portfolio - Have Diversified Growth Funds actually disappointed? Jemma Arfield and Chris Binns explore whether investors are expecting too much.
We have seen increasing interest from trustees keen to promote the use of online portals by members, for both defined benefit (DC) and defined contribution (DC) schemes.
TPR is due to issue a new code of practice on pension scheme funding in 2020, reflecting new powers for a ‘clearer, quicker, tougher’ regulator and a subtle shift in TPR’s approach to DB scheme funding.
This briefing is for those who will be involved in preparing and auditing pensions disclosures under Accounting Standards FRS102 (UK non-listed), IAS19 (EU listed) and ASC715 (US listed) as at 30 June 2019.
TPR has recently increased its focus on the endgame of UK DB pension schemes. This briefing note explores how companies paying higher dividends than deficit contributions should expect more of a challenge on this from their trustees and the Regulator.
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
Dutch pension deal – prompt actions are needed to avoid the challenges ahead. Join us to hear from our regional expert and understand the impact this deal will have on operations and employees in The Netherlands.
Location: Barnett Waddingham, 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.
With the DB regulatory regime once again under review, the disparity between payments to shareholders and those paid to close pension scheme deficits will once more be under the spotlight.
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.
The FA recognises the benefits that a positive employee culture has on meeting performance targets. A forward thinking, progressive organisation, The FA was keen to develop an employee wellbeing strategy
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.
Our latest research reveals, by diverting an extra 6% of profits into companies’ pension schemes would allow 70% of FTSE 100 DB pension schemes to buyout in the next decade.
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.