Investment consulting

In this role, we will undertake additional due diligence consultancy as well as independent third-party analysis. P-Solve can also offer guidance and recommendations to the board or trustees on the selection and retention of investment options and asset managers and assistance in the periodic monitoring of pension fund performance.

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 Overview

 
Our services include:
  • development of investment strategy
  • drafting of investment policy statement
  • risk budgeting
  • pension liability studies
  • liability hedging
  • equity hedging
  • global investment strategy coordination
  • platform provider and fund manager search and selection
  • custodian search and selection
  • transition manager search and selection
  • contract and fee negotiations
  • transition advice and implementation
  • governance
    • monitoring fund managers at mandate level
    • mandate compliance monitoring
    • risk management and monitoring
    • design and maintenance of your Statement of Investment Principles
    • fee review and analysis

 

 Insights and views

 
    Pension Schemes Bill redefines pensions (again)
    14 July 2014

    The Chancellor’s Budget announcement of greater flexibility over retirement benefits has led to a major reinterpretation of what the word ‘pension’ means in a defined contribution context. Meanwhile, the Department for Work and Pensions
    (DWP) has been working on its own redefinition of pensions in a wider context, in the shape of the Pension Schemes Bill, which was laid before Parliament on 26 June 2014.

     

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    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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 Events

 
    Managing Global Employee Benefits: Focus on Asia
    4 September 2014
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    Preparing for your next valuation
    6 November 2014
    For Trustees, Finance Directors and those responsible for Pensions and Corporate Risk
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    Speak to us

    Speak direct to our specialists in this area
    Paul Kemmer
    Managing Director
    Or call us on
    020 3327 5000