Corporate strategy

We are able to assist multinational companies when entering new markets, helping them to understand local benefit provision and service costs. Our specialists actuarial team are also able to assist with the due diligence process of mergers and acquisitions.
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 Overview

 
  • advise of local benefit provision ensuring compliance with local regulations
  • benchmarking of local consulting costs and benefit provision
  • undertake full international pension due diligence
  • find the best pension solution to maximise value or minimise loss in a corporate transaction
  • negotiate with the pension scheme trustees and target company to provide clarity and certainty on future pension commitments
  • advise on implications of a proposed restructuring or refinancing, and ensure the pension scheme is managed in tandem with any of these corporate activities
  • assist purchasers propose tailored investment strategies to trustees for existing defined benefit pension schemes
  • help investigate ways of minimising and managing the risk and costs associated with defined benefit pension schemes in advance of sale
  • structure post-acquisition solutions for clients including establishing new pension arrangements
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 Insights and views

 
    Global Benefit Insights - July 2013
    9 July 2013
    Welcome to our latest newsletter for multinational companies and not for profit organisations. Giving insights into topical employment benefit issues, it is aimed at Finance and HR and those who manage employee benefits internationally.
     

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    Global Benefit Insights - September 2012
    20 September 2012
    Welcome to our first newsletter for multinational companies and not for profit
    organisations. Giving insights into topical employment benefit issues, it is aimed
    at Finance and HR and those who manage employee benefits internationally.
     

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    DC Pensions Bulletin - February 2012
    20 February 2012
    In this issue
     
    • Clearing of the in-trays
    • Clearing of the in-trays: speed read
    • QROPS
    • Other recent developments
    • Publications round-up
    • Dates for your diary
     


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    Will the ‘holistic balance sheet’ prove to be Solvency II by the back door?
    23 November 2011
    On 25 October 2011, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published a consultation paper on its draft advice to the European Commission (EC) to help the EC’s review of the Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORP) directive. This review could have very significant implications for the funding of UK defined benefit (DB) pension schemes if it results in a funding regime similar to the Solvency II directive regime for insurers.



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    Pensions bulletin - October 2011
    13 October 2011
    In this issue
     
    • Back to work for the Pensions Minister
    • Back to work: speed read
    • Behind the scenes
    • Other recent developments
    • Publications round-up
    • Dates for your diary
     


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    Pensions bulletin - July 2011
    1 July 2011
    In this issue:
     
    • Policy focus: one year on from the Coalition’s first Budget
      Policy focus: speed read
    •  Behind the scenes
    •  Other recent developments
    •  Publications round-up
    •  Dates for your diary
     
     
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    EC calls for advice on review of IORP directive
    27 May 2011
    In April 2011, the European Commission (EC) issued a Call for Advice from the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) to prepare for the Commission’s planned review of the Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORP) directive.
     


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    Test-Achats: are the days now numbered for sex-specific actuarial factors?
    1 April 2011
    On 1 March 2011, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) passed judgment on the Test-Achats case. This case was widely reported in the press for its impact on insurance premiums which will need to be equal for men and women from 21 December 2012. Although it concerned insurance contracts, the case could also potentially affect UK occupational pension schemes.
     

     

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    James Saunders
    Principal
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    020 3327 5000