For scheme actuary requirements, full-service actuarial consulting or standalone projects, a bespoke team will deliver to your individual needs, and an experienced partner will remain personally involved at all levels of the work.
We actively support you in effective scheme management, providing easy access to funding and other information via insightful online tools.
We assist with all aspects of pension scheme governance, and provide comprehensive trustee training to enhance your knowledge.
“I would not hesitate in recommending Barnett Waddingham's services as advisers to the Trustees. Throughout their appointment they have delivered a first class service relating to all aspects of Plan matters. The team are highly professional and build strong relationships with their client and the client's other advisers with ease. Their advice is always well researched and thought out, and is both relevant and realistic, and they are highly skilled in understanding the exact needs of their client. They are pleasure to work with and represent good value for money.”Paula Maguire, Pensions Manager
Our experienced pension administration team is equipped to help with the day-to-day running of your scheme, handling member data sensitively, accurately and securely through our proprietary systems which can be adapted to your exact needs.
We also offer clear and independent investment advice across the full range of pension fund management solutions, based on a thorough understanding of your scheme’s risk profile and objectives.
Our growing client portfolio includes defined benefit (DB) and deﬁned contribution (DC) schemes, hybrid, open and closed schemes, and those in a Pension Protection Fund (PPF)) assessment period.
As advisers to around 500 DB pension funds in the UK, we provide tailored services to schemes ranging in size from less than £1 million to some of the biggest schemes valued at over £5 billion.
The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of two employers after amendments in their defined benefit pension schemes were challenged by scheme members. Tyron Potts explores the lessons employers and trustees can learn from the cases
Malcolm McLean explores the further reform of pension tax relief on the present government’s agenda.
Steve Ellul explores the initial noises coming from those moulding the future of trusteeship which appear encouraging.
Our recent survey suggested that trustees are engaged with TPR guidance but are still getting to grips with how to implement risk management. We discuss some of the key challenges DB schemes face and how good risk management can help meet them.
Our Pension Administration Technical Help highlights pensions news and legislation that pays particular interest to what we do in Pension Administration.
Our latest edition of Current Pensions Issues includes an overview of TPR's annual funding statement, Conservative manifesto policies following the snap general election, as well as the latest news on the PPF levy.
Would you like to attend a pensions event with a difference? Our full day event, The DC Snapshot will be the first ever ‘pop up’ DC (defined contribution) event combining the science of pensions with the creativity of photography.
Location: Studio Spaces, London
Our interactive webinar on Tuesday 21 February will offer a clear explanation of the important changes to pension taxation – helping you to provide the right support your staff.
During this webinar, our experts will share their insights on the pragmatic application of Integrated Risk Management and how this can benefit your scheme.
The actuarial valuation is due next year, but what challenges should defined benefit (DB) pension schemes expect to face in the current low-yield environment, particularly in the context of the USS?
Now two years into freedom and choice in DC retirement savings, for members of a DB scheme making the most of these flexibilities will involve transferring to a DC arrangement. We provide an update on the lay of the land.
This is our seventh annual survey of the assumptions adopted by UK universities for determining the value of their pension liabilities for accounting purposes.
Our 2016 Bulk Annuity Annual Report discusses the latest developments in the buy-in and buy-out market. We highlight important issues for trustees and sponsoring employees as well as summarising the views of insurers on key aspects of the market.
In 2013 the Trustees of a Charity asked us to use modelling to illustrate possible future investment returns and volatility resulting from the Charity’s current asset allocation, and then to suggest possible alternative asset allocations.
During early 2012, one of our schemes was constrained by the funding basis and the availability of contributions from the employer to the extent that it could not afford to reduce the level of risk and purchase additional protection.
Keeping up to speed with changes to comply with the legislative requirements can be extremely time consuming and require complex solutions. We can offer an alternative to hours of resource by providing tailor made on-site training days or workshops.
Following the publication of the Pensions Regulator research into “how UK employers are meeting their auto enrolment duties following the completion of their declaration of compliance”, Rob Thomas, Associate at Barnett Waddingham, shares his thoughts.
The Financial Times have reported the new pensions Minister, David Gauke, has conceded that without a clear Commons majority he did not see “a particular consensus emerging” for an overhaul of retirement savings incentives.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR), has today published new data which shows that trustees of pension schemes who fail in their basic duties can expect to receive a penalty from TPR. Sara Cook, Associate at Barnett Waddingham, shares her opinion on the warning.
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