How we helped an association avoid multi-million pound exit fee from LGPS
Pensions & benefits
We’re independent, so we don’t sell products, or a “one size fits all” pensions strategy.
We just give you the best possible advice. We work closely with our clients to understand your objectives and goals (both short term and long term), and put together creative solutions to achieve them. We only suggest things that are designed to help you meet your goals.
Are we at the tipping point?
Pensions de-risking report
With the market at a tipping point, the key question is whether pension plan demand could outstrip the available insurance capacity for the first time in 2019.Download the 2019 report
How we help sponsoring employers
Helping employers agree and work within clear pension principles makes getting things done far more effective and efficient – and it also helps keep pension scheme trustees on board with your pensions journey planning. We work closely alongside companies to make sure the advice we give meets both short term and long term goals within wider business objectives, and ultimately help reduce pension risk and volatility.
We focus time and resources on the things that will benefit your business the most, whether that be saving money, reducing risk and volatility, or ensuring your ongoing pension offering is aligned to your wider corporate principles. We take real pride in ensuring that our strategy advice is totally clear and communicated in plain English to help you make decisions for your business in what can sometimes be a complex technical area.
For a joined up pensions strategy around the world, we can advise on pension and post-retirement commitments in any jurisdiction through our international practice and network of partner firms. This flexible structure allows you to access experts local to your business whilst ensuring global principles are maintained and liaising with a single point of contact.
How we help trustees
Whatever your objectives, we’ll help you put together a strategy to make them reality. Our broad experience means we can suggest innovative funding, investment and de-risking ideas that are designed to help you secure member benefits. Our clients value the clarity of our advice, which makes it easy for trustees to take ideas to the scheme sponsors. And we’ll help you communicate any changes to your members so that they understand them and can take any action necessary.
We’ll help you communicate and negotiate with the scheme sponsor in a constructive and collaborative way when it comes to agreeing pension principles, or making any changes to the scheme, providing you with all the information and support you need to ensure the best possible outcomes for members.
How we have helped our clients
We helped our client by carrying out a pension scheme internal audit to improve operational processes.
How the Pearson Pension Plan transferred a third of its longevity risk and put in place a platform for further de-risking over time.
How we helped Trinity Mirror complete carefully targeted buy-ins to reduce and control its pension exposure
Our Pensions strategy experts
Our latest thinking
News Alert: the DWP has today published guidance to using its existing GMP conversion legislation to tackle the 17 May 1990 – 5 April 1997 Guaranteed Minimum Pension inequality issue. This is a significant development, but much more needs to be done before schemes will be able to use this approach with confidence to resolve GMP inequalities.18 April 2019
In this blog, Alasdair Mayes explores the DWP's publication on GMP conversion guidance and what this means for the future.18 April 2019
How we can help
We help clients identify, manage and monitor pensions risks in an integrated way.Meet some of our experts
We provide real time global consulting advice, with a single point of contact, through our team of international experts and our global network of partner firmsMeet some of our experts
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.Meet the experts
We help companies navigate through the complexity of pensions provision.Meet some of our experts
We help trustees achieve their strategic goals, with solution-led, appropriate advice.Meet some of our experts