Graham De'ath

Graham De'ath


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I help defined benefit pension schemes to reduce risks and costs, run effectively and efficiently and improve security for members.

Areas where I have particular expertise include strategic journey planning, advising as the scheme actuary on buy-in transactions, supporting large schemes with in-house executive teams and working with schemes that are run on a sole trustee basis.

Working closely with Claire Jones (LCP’s head of responsible investment) I lead the development of LCP’s climate scenario analysis service. I have supported a wide range of schemes on implementing the TCFD (Taskforce on Climate-related Disclosures) requirements that were introduced through the Pension Schemes Act 2021.

Within LCP I sit on our Environment, Social and Governance Panel, which leads our work in these areas across the actuarial, investment and covenant practices. I also sit on LCP’s Financial Assumptions Committee, which provides guidance on appropriate assumptions to the whole firm.

What clients say about me

  • Graham doesn’t waste time and instead offers open conversations about what is achievable, whilst treading the right line between the company and the trustees.
  • Graham is very quick to understand the implications of new Government initiatives and frequently provides helpful advice before other firms.

We view Graham and the team at LCP as an extension of our in-house pensions team – they are personable, responsive and a pleasure to work with.

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How I can help

We provide individual and high quality actuarial advice, taking a collaborative approach between trustees, employer and advisers, to ensure a focus on good member outcomes.

We are market leaders at each stage of de-risking, including planning, investment strategy, transactional services and wind up.

Our intuitive, real-time pensions technology allows you to see the information you need when you need it, helping you to make decisions.

We help both trustees and sponsors prepare for and deal with corporate change.

We help pension scheme trustees and sponsors to determine the ultimate destination for their scheme and help them put together a plan to get there, including how to effectively manage the risks they face along the way.

We help make governance simple and effective so that you can make decisions and act on opportunities quickly.

We help trustees achieve their strategic goals, with solution-led, appropriate advice.