James Atherton

James Atherton

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Whether advising Trustees or pension scheme sponsors, my pragmatic advice helps my clients to clearly understand and then manage the risks associated with their defined benefit pension schemes.

As a Scheme Actuary and also the partner responsible for LCP’s covenant advisory service, I have particular experience in supporting pension scheme sponsors and trustees in developing, agreeing and implementing integrated covenant, investment and funding strategies, including the use of non-cash funding solutions and other covenant support.

I have been closely following the progress of IORPII into EU law, and advising clients on the governance, risk management and other implications for their UK pension schemes.

I have hosted two webinars on Integrated Risk Management that you can watch by clicking on the links below:

External appointments

  • One of LCP's Senior Quality Assurance Representatives under the IFoA Quality Assurance Scheme
  • LCP representative on ECWG

All of our Trustees love working with James, as he is clear in his advice and patient at explaining complex topics.

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LCP launches new risk profiling tool LCP Sonar

LCP Sonar benchmarks schemes by looking at financial data covering covenant, funding and investment risks, to see where they stack up compared to other pension schemes. Trustees can see the importance of considering a scheme’s risk profile as a whole, and understanding how these risks interact. It also highlights governance risk, with helpful actions in key governance areas to illustrate best practice.

18 September 2018

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Actuarial advice

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.

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We help trustees understand and monitor the employer covenant.

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Employee benefits

We help you navigate the complex area of employee benefits and implement a successful strategy

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LCP Sonar

LCP Sonar, our risk profiling tool, benchmarks your scheme against other pension schemes, covering covenant, funding and investment risks. You can quickly see how your scheme’s risk profile compares to others and think about the key risks for you.

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Managing corporate change

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

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Pensions strategy

We work closely with our clients to understand their pension scheme objectives and implement effective and creative strategies to achieve them.

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Pensions scheme internal audit

We help with pension scheme internal audit which ensures operational processes are fit for purpose. We also advise on the potential impact of IORPII for UK pension schemes, including the governance, risk management and other implications.

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