James Hughes

James Hughes

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I am a partner in LCP's actuarial team, providing focused, practical advice to help my clients run their pension schemes efficiently.  I am a Scheme Actuary, but also support a number of employers on their pension arrangements.

My clients are a very diverse mix, ranging from a local brewery to a global technology company.

I believe the most important part of my job is making sure that my clients understand and can act on the advice I give them.  My main focus is on communicating in a clear and straightforward way, leading to greater understanding of difficult concepts and more effective decision-making.  I enjoy building strong relationships with my clients, and truly being part of their team.

Key recent projects include:

  • helping my clients put in place frameworks for the long-term de-risking of their schemes, balancing member security and company contribution demands;
  • supporting trustees\employers in robust funding negotiations, and working in an open and constructive way to find mutually agreeable solutions; and
  • providing advice to trustees in relation to liability management proposals put forward by sponsoring employers.

In my spare time I am a keen cyclist and runner, and also enjoy getting along to various sporting events.

James was excellent, providing helpful insight and practical advice.

LCP Client

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 help you get the best value out of your DC scheme and ensure the best possible outcomes for members. 

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.